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Kenneth Hartvigsen

Assistant Professor, Art History & Curatorial Studies
Department of Comparative Arts and Letters

3056 JFSB


Kenneth Hartvigsen is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Comparative Arts & Letters, and previously served for six years as the curator of American Art at the BYU Museum of Art. He holds a doctorate in art history from Boston University where he studied American Art and visual culture. Kenneth also maintains an active art studio practice and occasionally exhibits his paintings in Provo and in Salt Lake City, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Research Interests

19th and 20th century painting
Popular illustration
Visual cultures of popular music

Values interdisciplinary research, particularly as it pertains to visual culture studies, and the ways in which art intersects with popular culture, music, film, and literature.

Teaching Interests

American Art
Modern Art
Art Theory
Visual Culture
Curatorial Studies

Courses Taught