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Academic Dean

Maurie McInnis

Maurie McInnis is Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia. Professor McInnis holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MA and PhD from Yale. Her main research interest is in the cultural history of American Art in the colonial and antebellum South. Her first book, The Politics of Taste in Antebellum Charleston (2005) won the George C. Rogers Jr. Award from the South Carolina Historical Society and the Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians. Her latest book, Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade (2011) revolves around a series of images about the American slave trade. It was awarded the Charles C. Eldredge Prize from the Smithsonian and the Library of Virginia Literary Award for non-fiction. Essays on topics ranging from colonial portraiture to neoclassical furniture to the politics of representing George Washington have appeared in Winterthur Portfolio, American Furniture, American Art, and Historical Archaeology. She has curated or consulted on four museum exhibitions and served as a consultant with numerous museums and historic sites. Currently, Professor McInnis also serves as the Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs.

  • UVa Appointee
  • Academic Affairs Committee
  • Charlottesville, VA