Diana Bush

School: College of Arts & Letters
Building: Morton
Room: 206
Phone: 5392
Email: dbush@stevens.edu

Ph.D., Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, 2013
Dissertation: “The Dialectical Object: John Heartfield 1915 – 1933”

MA, Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

BA, History, Columbia University

  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • History of Photography
  • The potential for time-based practices, the cinematic in particular, to create opportunities for critical engagements of stasis-based objects
  • Aesthetics and historiography, especially as the latter informs public reception through writing, collecting, and exhibition practices
  • Collage, montage, and other appropriative practices
  • The potential for the inherent instability of modern technology to allow for creative engagements and interventions in artistic production, public reception, and pedagogical practice
General Information

Current: Independent educator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In Adult and Academic Programs: Develop and test innovative pedagogical strategies in gallery sessions and seminars.

In Community and Access Programs, which serve underserved and nontraditional communities: Develop digital classroom initiatives and projects; design and lead gallery-based sessions in the Art inSight and Interpreting MoMa programs. 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Currently developing a manuscript of “The Dialectical Object: John Heartfield 1915 – 1933" for publication.

Professional Societies

College Art Association

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. Diana Bush. (Apr 2014). "Joseph Cornell's Found Objects: The Nostalgia of the Cinematic", Invited speaker for a symposium entitled "Joseph Cornell and Surrealism," Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. Participant in the related Scholars' Day held at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond and co-sponsored by UVA and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. .
  • HAR 180 History of Art: Prehistory to the Modern Era
  • HAR 385 Contemporary Art
  • HAR 350 History of Photography
  • HAR 280 Modern Art History and Theory
  • CAL 105 CAL Colloquium: Knowledge, Nature, Culture