Miguel de Baca is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Assistant Professor in the Humanities at Lake Forest College, where he is the chair of the American Studies program and an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History. He earned his PhD degree in American Studies from Harvard University in 2009, and has held research fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Dumbarton Oaks. His scholarly interests include issues of memory, reference and abstraction in modern and contemporary American art, and he is the author of a book manuscript on the Minimalist sculptor Anne Truitt. [March 2014]

A Home in the Universe: Kate McQuillen on Night House

Kate McQuillen, Night House (2015), printed styrene affixed to the facade of a home.

The epistemology of the home is complex. Home is a location that, to quote feminist critic Donna Haraway, makes “claims on people’s lives.” It is a physical place in the world as much as a place in discourse. A home conveys return Read More