Dr. Megan Brandow-Faller, professor of history at City University of New York Kingsborough will conduct a guest lecture, Wednesday, February 7 as part of NIU’s Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History series.

The lecture is titled “Vally Wieselthier and Interwar Expressionist Ceramics” and will be conducted on Zoom, at 2 p.m. Register for the online lecture here.

Megan Brandow-FallerDr. Megan Brandow-Faller, IES Abroad Vienna ‘02, is professor of history at the City University of New York Kingsborough and also teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research focuses on art and design in Secessionist and interwar Vienna, including children’s art and artistic toys of the Vienna Secession; expressionist ceramics of the Wiener Werkstätte; folk art and modernism; and women’s art education. She is the editor of Childhood by Design: Toys and the Material Culture of Childhood, 1700-present (Bloomsbury 2018) and the author of The Female Secession: Art and the Decorative at the Viennese Women’s Academy (Penn State University Press, 2020) and co-editor (with Laura Morowitz) of Erasures and Eradications in Modern Viennese Art Architecture and Design (Routledge, 2022). Brandow-Faller contributed two catalogue essays for the retrospective exhibition Die Frauen der Wiener Werkstätte at Vienna’s Museum of Applied Arts (2021). Her newest project focuses on the dissemination and popularization of Secessionist ideas of child creativity in postwar America.