Photo: Ariane Roesch

Photo: Ariane Roesch

I am committed to the idea that art history is more than a chronology of artworks, styles, and movements. Studying the visuality of the past helps us see potential futures, and therefore visual analysis can critically intervene in culture and politics. Ultimately, all of my work as a critic, curator, and scholar is aimed toward realizing a more inclusive and hospitable world.

To that end, I have:

These days, when I am not in my home office working on my dissertation in art history for Rice University, I am singing in choir, watching television shows about spies, and traveling to art collections around the world.

– Rachel Hooper

CV May 2014

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