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Vivien Green Fryd
Vivien Green Fryd, Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984 and Professor Emerita in the History of Art and Architecture Department at Vanderbilt University, is the author of Art and Empire: The Politics of Ethnicity in the U.S. Capitol, 1815-1860 (1992); Art and the Crisis of Marriage: Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper (2003); and Against Our Will: Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970 (2019). She has taught courses on Impressionism, Nineteenth-Century European Art, Twentieth-Century European Art, and American Art. She was the Terra Visiting Professor at the John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität, Berlin, fall 2012, where she began research for another book about her uncle who left Germany because of the Holocaust and became a photojournalist: Henry Ries’ Photographs of Iconic Berlin Monuments and Sites, 1946-2004.
What Our Travelers Say
- Smithsonian Journeys Traveler., A Seine River Cruise
Vivian was just outstanding! Her lectures were engaging and enjoyable. She was so knowledgeable and was always available to answer our questions and discuss art with us.