Congratulations to PhD Alumnus Michael Yonan, Professor of Art History at the University of Missouri, on the recent publication of Eighteenth-Century Art Worlds: Global and Local Geographies of Art, ed. Stacey Sloboda and Michael Yonan (New York: Bloomsbury, 2019). While the connected, international character of today’s art world is well known, the eighteenth century too had a global art world. Eighteenth-Century Art Worlds is the first book to attempt a map of the global art world of the eighteenth century. Fourteen essays from a distinguished group of scholars explore both cross-cultural connections and local specificities of art production and consumption in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The result is an account of a series of interconnected and asymmetrical art worlds that were well developed in the eighteenth century.
Michael was also a visiting guest professor in the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University, in Stockholm, Sweden in Spring 2019 and will be returning there for Spring 2020.