Marni Reva Kessler

Humanities - History of Art
Professor
Primary office:
Spencer Museum of Art, 234
University of Kansas
1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Teaching Interests

  • 19th-century European art and visual culture
  • Art History Theory and Methodology
  • Portraiture

Research Interests

  • 19th-century French visual culture
  • Gender, fashion studies, urbanism, food studies.

Selected Publications

Kessler, Marni Reva. 2018. “Beyond the Shadow of the Veil: Claude Monet’s The Beach at Trouville.” Book Chapters. In Fashion, Modernity, and Materiality: From Rousseau to Art Déco, edited by Heidi Brevik-Zender, 135–55. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Kessler, Marni Reva. 2018. “Édouard Manet’s Ham and Suzanne’s Lost Body in Edgar Degas’ Salon.” Journal Articles. Edited by Michael Garval and Philippe Dubois. Contemporary French Civilization 42 (3–4): 279–300. http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/pdf/10.3828/cfc.2017.18.
Kessler, Marni Reva. 2016. “Edgar Degas’s Princess Pauline de Metternich and the Phenomenological Swirl.” Book Chapters. In Perspectives on Degas, edited by Kathryn Brown, 135–50. London: Routledge Press.
Kessler, Marni Reva. 2015. “</i>Gustave Caillebotte’s Food.” Web Publishing (article, blog, etc.). National Gallery of Art website. http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/features/considering-caillebotte/consi....
Kessler, Marni Reva. 2015. “Linda Nochlin.” Periodicals (newsletter, magazine, etc.). Brooklyn Rail .
Kessler, Marni Reva. 2014. “Parsing Edgar Degas’s Le Pédicure.” Journal Articles. Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 13 (2): 103–22. http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/index.php/autumn14/kessler-on-parsing-....
Kessler, Marni Reva. 2008. “Antoine Vollon: Rendering Butter.” Journal Articles. Dix-Neuf: Journal of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes 10 (April): 12–24.
Kessler, Marni Reva. 2006. “Ocular Anxiety and the Pink Tea Cup: Edgar Degas’s Woman with Bandage.” Journal Articles. Nineteenth-Century Art WorldWide 5 (2): unpaginated.
Kessler, Marni Reva. 2006. “Dusting the Surface: The Veil, the Bourgeoise, and the City Grid.” Book Chapters. In The Invisible Flâneuse?: Gender, Public Space, and Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris, edited by Aruna d’Souza and Tom McDonough, 49–64. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Kessler, Marni Reva. 2006. Sheer Presence: The Veil in Manet’s Paris. Books. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Kessler, Marni Reva. 2005. “Filters and Pathologies: Caillebotte and Manet in Haussmann’s Paris.” Journal Articles. Nineteenth-Century Contexts 27 (3): 245–68.
Kessler, Marni Reva. 1999. “Unmasking Manet’s Morisot.” Journal Articles. Art Bulletin LXXXI (3): 473–89.
Kessler, Marni Reva. 1991. “Restructuring Relationships: Berthe Morisot’s Edma Series.” Journal Articles. Woman’s Art Journal 12 (1): 24–28.

Selected Presentations

Kessler, M. R. (6/8/2017 - 6/9/2017). Mapping Oranges, Berries, Pears, and Grapes: Gustave Caillebotte’s Fruit Displayed on a Stand. European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art. Museum Aan de Stoom
Kessler, M. R. (4/30/2017). Gustave Caillebotte’s Fruit Displayed on a Stand and the Urban Grid. Food and Architecture Symposium, French Department, Vassar College. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Kessler, M. R. (4/30/2017). Materializing Veils and the Condition of Seeing in Degas’s Thee Women at the Races. Degas, Impressionism, and the Millinery Trade Exhibition Symposium, Saint Louis Art Museum. Saint Louis Art Museum
Kessler, M. R. (2/28/2017). Degas, Photography, and Restoration, or Staging Manet's Ham. College Art Association. New York
Kessler, M. R. (10/17/2016). Considering Oysters, Butter, Peaches, and a Ham: Representing Food in Late 19th-Century French Visual Culture. Cambridge University
Kessler, M. R. (10/27/2016 - 10/29/2016). Ingredients: Édouard Manet's Fish (Still Life). Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association. Brown University
Kessler, M. R. (10/20/2016). The Raw Material of Édouard Manet's Fish (Still Life). Art History Department, University College London
Kessler, M. R. (7/31/2016). Degas, Monotype, and Veils Phenomenologically. Museum of Modern Art, "Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty" Study Evening. New York
Kessler, M. R. (4/15/2016 - 4/17/2016). About Face: Skin and Veils in Claude Monet’s The Beach at Trouville. Society of Dix-Neuviémistes. Paris, France
Kessler, M. R. (11/30/2015). Facing Camille in Claude Monet's The Beach at Trouville. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association. Princeton University
Kessler, M. R. (7/5/2015 - 7/8/2015). Beyond the Shadow of the Veil. "Fashion, Modernity, and Materiality" colloquium of ten invited scholars; sponsored by the Borchard Foundation. Missillac, France
Kessler, M. R. (10/1/2014 - 10/31/2014). Édouard Manet's The Ham in Edgar Degas' Study. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association. University of Puerto Rico, San Juan Puerto Rico
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2013). Blurring Time and Space: Edgar Degas’s Portrait of Pauline de Metternich 1861. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, University of Richmond. Richmond, VA
Kessler, M. R. (3/31/2013). Deprivation and Temporality in Claude Monet's Jar of Peaches 1866. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2012). Preservation and Poverty in Claude Monet's Jar of Peaches. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2011). On the Grid: Gustave Caillebotte's Fruit Displayed on a Stand. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA
Kessler, M. R. (1/31/2011). Edgar Degas' Family Gaze: Re-Reading Le Pédicure. Art History Department, McGill University. Montreal, Canada
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2010). Approaching the Condition of the Photographic: Edgar Degas' New Orleans Paintings. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, Yale University. New Haven, CT
Kessler, M. R. (3/31/2010). Touching Family: Edgar Degas' Le Pédicure. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, UT Austin
Kessler, M. R. (2/28/2010). Friction and Contradiction in Edgar Degas' Le Pédicure. College Art Association. Chicago, IL
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2009). Degas in New Orleans: Touching, Feeling, and Le Pédicure. Art History Department, Tulane University. New Orleans, LA
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2008). The Chiropodist in the House: Edgar Degas' Le Pédicure. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN
Kessler, M. R. (6/30/2008). The Chiropodist in the House: Edgar Degas' Le Pédicure. New York Academy of Medicine. New York, NY
Kessler, M. R. (4/30/2008). The Face of Fashion in Second Empire Paris. George Washington University Center for Global Humanities symposium, "Interpreting Fashion". Washington DC
Kessler, M. R. (2/28/2008). Antoine Vollon and the Perversion of Butter. College Art Association. Dallas, TX
Kessler, M. R. (11/30/2007). Making Up in Manet's Paris and the Ideal Bourgeois Visage. French and Italian Department, Fordham University. Bronx, NY
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2007). Decapitation, the Uncanny, and Antoine Vollon's Mound of Butter. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, University of Alabama. Mobile, AL
Kessler, M. R. (9/30/2007). Impressionism and Modernity: Berthe Morisot. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Kansas City, MO
Kessler, M. R. (4/30/2007). Excavation and Accretion in Charles Marville's Paris Photographs. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kessler, M. (2/28/2007). Anxiety and the Creole Feminine: Edgar Degas’s Woman with a Bandage. James. E. Seaver Lecture on Continuing Issues in Western Civilization, Humanities and Western Civilizations Program, University of Kansas
Kessler, M. R. (12/31/2006). Unmasking Manet's Morisot. French Department, North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC
Kessler, M. (11/30/2006). Unmasking Manet’s Morisot" and "Ocular Anxiety and the Pink Tea Cup: Edgar Degas’s Woman with Bandage. Missouri Southern State University
Kessler, M. (10/31/2006). Elizabeth Bishop, Poem, and Me. Spencer Museum of Art, "Art into Art" Program
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2006). Ocular Anxiety and the Pink Tea Cup: Edgar Degas's Woman with Bandage. Burke Lecture, Art History Department, Indiana University. Indianapolis, IN
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2006). Regarding the Orient: The Universal Exhibition and the Gendered Gaze. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, Indiana University. Indianapolis, IN
Kessler, M. R. (2/28/2006). Paris in Ruins. College Art Association. Boston, MA
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2005). Lipstick Traces: Matière as Maquillage in Manet's Woman Reading. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, UT Austin
Kessler, M. R. (4/30/2005). The Screen and the SurFace. New England Modern Languages Association. Cambridge, MA
Kessler, M. R. (2/28/2005). Veils, Dust, and Seduction in Haussmann's Paris. Vassar College. Poughkeepsie, NY
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2004). Painting Power: Mary Cassatt's Girl Arranging Her Hair. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, University of Missouri. St. Louis
Kessler, M. R. (4/30/2004). The Pink Tea Cup: Re-Reading Degas's Woman with Bandage. French Department, George Washington University. Washington DC
Kessler, M. R. (11/30/2003). To Know a Veil in Haussmann's Paris. Brigham Young University Art History Graduate Student Symposium. Provo, UT
Kessler, M. R. (10/31/2003). An Eye on the Evidence: Degas's Woman with Bandage 1872-3. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, University of Arizona
Kessler, M. R. (7/31/2003). Face to Face: Colonial Encounters at the French Universal Exhibition of 1889. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association. London UK
Kessler, M. R. (11/30/2002). The Flâneuse, the Veil, and the Parisian Grid. Hall Center for the Humanities Gender Seminar
Kessler, M. R. (10/24/2002 - 10/26/2002). Unveiling Desire in Edgar Degas's At the Races. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, Ohio University. Columbus, OH
Kessler, M. R. (4/30/2002). Édouard Manet and the Invention of Avant-Garde Orientalist Painting. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, George Mason University
Kessler, M. R. (2/28/2001). The flâneuse at the gap. College Art Association. Chicago, IL
Kessler, M. R. (6/30/2000). Girders and Grids in Gustave Caillebotte's Le pont de l'Europe. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Université de Paris VII. Nanterre, France
Kessler, M. R. (4/30/1999). Unmasking Manet's Morisot. Art History Department, Southern Connecticut Community College. New Haven, CT
Kessler, M. R. (3/31/1998). Disguise, Desire, and the Woman Impressionist. Art History Department, Ramapo College. New Jersey

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