Linda D Henderson


Linda D Henderson
Professor, Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts

Phone: +1 512 232 2474
Email: dnehl@austin.utexas.edu

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Linda Dalrymple Henderson is the David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History, a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and a Regents' Outstanding Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Ph.D. at Yale University in 1975 and has taught 20th-century European and American art in the Department of Art and Art History since 1978. Before coming to The University of Texas she served from 1974 through 1977 as Curator of Modern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Professor Henderson's research and teaching focus on the interdisciplinary study of modernism, including the relation of modern European and American art to fields such as geometry, science and technology, and mystical and occult philosophies. She is the author of "The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art" (Princeton University Press, 1983; new ed., MIT Press, 2013), which received the Vasari Award from the Dallas Museum of Art in 1985. Her second book, "Duchamp in Context: Science and Technology in the Large Glass and Related Works" (Princeton University Press, 1998) won the University Cooperative Society's Robert W. Hamilton Author Award first prize in 1999.

In 1997 Professor Henderson co-organized with Bruce Clarke (English Dept., Texas Tech University) the symposium "From Energy to Information: Representation in Science, Art, and Literature," which was subsequently published as "From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Arts and Literature" (Stanford University Press, 2002). In 2008 she guest curated the exhibition Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery in 1960s New York. A Guggenheim Fellow in 1988-89, she has recently held fellowships at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (Weimar, Germany) and the American Academy in Berlin. Listed in "Who's Who in American Art and Contemporary Authors," she is a member of the College Art Association, the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, the History of Science Society, and the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology.

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