Lorettann Gascard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Art History and Fine Arts
Director, Thoreau Art Gallery

Ph.D. Art History, Freie Universitaet Berlin, FRG
M.A. Fine Arts, Monclair State College, New Jersey
B.A.Fine Arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey

Courses Taught
History of Art
Modern and Contemporary Art and Design
Art Criticism: History and Techniques
Foundations of Art

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
The contemporary art market; early modernism.

Honors & Awards
2011   Joel Palmer Award, Oregon Historical Quarterly
2008   Joel Palmer Award, Honorable Mention, Oregon Historical Quarterly

Publications and Presentations

“The Proper Peep: Conflicting Female Ideals under German National Socialism” in Fae Brauer and Althea Callen (eds.), Art, Sex, and Eugenics: Corpus Delecti (Ashgate Publishers, 2008).

 “Max Schmeling: From Athlete of the Poets to 'Modeled' Citizen” in a special edition of The International Journal of the History of Sport (2009).

“The Jahnplatz Berlin as a Revealing National Socialist Monument,” in Building the Body Beautiful: Art, Popular Culture,‘Darwinism’ and the Fitness Imperative (University of New South Wales Press, 2002). A revised edition of this volume is under consideration by MIT Press, ed. Justin Fleming.

“The Day of German Art: Pomp and Circumstance(s) (March 2011) to be presented at the session, Pageantry and the Allegorical Tradition, Association of Art Historians conference, University Warwick, UK

“Max Schmeling: From Athlete of the Poets to ‘Modeled’ Citizen” (June 2009) presented at The Visual Turn in the History of Sport conference, University of Bristol, UK.

“Gleich nach dem Krieg” (April 2007) presented at the Association of Art Historians conference, Ulster, UK.

The Silent Music is Finally Heard: Early Experiments in Visual Music” (February 2007) presented at the College Art Association conference in
New York NY.

“Max Schmeling: The ‘Modeled’ Citizen or Missing Link of National Socialist Eugenics” (November 2006) presented at the Evolution: Biological,  
Cultural, and Cosmic 
conference, the Society of Literature, Science and Art, New York NY. 

Professional Memberships

  • CAA
  • AAH U.K.

Grants Received 
Whiting Foundation Research Grant, May-August 2005, France
Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Award, January-August 2004, Berlin, FRG

Personal Interest 
Reading, swimming, growing herbs,  philately, developing a one-man band