Joseph HartmanAssistant Professor
Art and Art History and Latinx and Latin American Studies
Undergraduate Advisor, Art History
Office: Haag Hall, 204E & Fine Arts Building, 213
Joseph R. Hartman has lectured and published widely on modern/contemporary Latinx and Latin American art, architecture, and experience. Hartman’s first book, Dictator’s Dreamscape (2019), reconsiders Cuban visual culture within broader histories of nation-building, globalization, and U.S. hegemony in the Western hemisphere.
- Ph.D. in Art History from Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
- M.A. in Art History from Toulouse Graduate School, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
- B.A. in Art and Spanish from Goshen College, Goshen, IN
Single Authored Book Manuscript
2019 Dictator’s Dreamscape: How Architecture and Vision Built Machado’s Cuba and Invented Modern Havana. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press
2019 “Silent Witnesses: Modernity, Colonialism, and Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier’s
Unfinished Plans for Havana,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol.
78, no. 3 (2019): 292-311.
2018 “Race, Gender, Giants: Consensus and Dissensus in Cuban Cultural Politics,”
Cultural Politics, vol. 14, no. 2 (2018): 174-197.
Exhibition Catalogue Essay
2017 “Valar Morghulis and Jamonada: A Brief History of Art and Technology in Cuba” The
Cuban Matrix: Exhibition at the Torrance Art Museum in Affiliation with the Getty’s
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, September 16, 2017
Fellowships and Grants
2019-20 Haskell Distinguished Research Award, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
2018-19 Graham Foundation Publication Grant, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL
2018-19 University of Missouri Research Board, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO