Dr. Eleanor Moseman is an Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University. She began her studies as a German Language and Literature major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and quickly discovered her passion for languages and cultures. She continued her studies at Bryn Mawr College, completing her MA and PhD in the History of Art. She joined the faculty at CSU in 2006.
In her research Professor Moseman focuses on Central European modern art. She has published articles and chapters on the Czech Cubist Bohumil Kubišta, the German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and the German Surrealists Richard Oelze and his partner Ellida Schargo von Alten. Moseman is currently working on two book manuscripts: one on the abstract pastels and fiction writings of von Alten and another on Kubišta’s socially oriented art theory. She also curates exhibitions for CSU’s Gregory Allicar Museum of Art (formerly University Art Museum), including a traveling exhibition of Richard Oelze’s drawings and a feature exhibition of von Alten’s drawings and pastels. Her work has been funded by the J. William Fulbright Program and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) as well as competitive grants through CSU’s College of Liberal Arts.
Professor Moseman teaches courses in modern art, including critical studies in 19th– and 20th-century European art, as well as topical courses and seminars such as Women in Art, Expressionism, Portraiture, and Landscape in Art. She coordinates CSU’s Art History Foundations courses and teaches the three-part introduction covering Paleolithic through Postmodern art.
Her teaching is directly impacted by first-hand experience on archaeological excavations and surveys at multi-period Tells in Southeastern Turkey and at the early Islamic “desert palace” of Khirbet al-Mafjar as well as sites in northern Colorado. She also threads into her courses what she has learned from living abroad for extended periods to study and conduct research in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and Italy as well as her travels in Turkey, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Greece, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, and the United States.