Kathryn O'Rourke

Grace Slack McNeil Professor in American Art and Professor of Art


Current and upcoming courses

  • Through analysis of buildings and texts created in North and South America, this course explores major themes, works, and problems in American architecture, and approaches to understanding architectural history in this region. Topics will include architects’ and clients’ understandings of land and landscape; nationalism and internationalism; social change; institutionalism; and architectural theory. Through changing case studies, the course will examine the status and meanings of architectural modernism when understood comparatively within the western hemisphere, and from the vantage of places distinguished by persistent engagements with racial and class difference, colonialism, and pluralism.