Colin Young

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American Art

Colin Young is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art Department at Yale University. He works on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art and visual culture, with a particular focus on landscape painting in the Americas. His research interests include hemispheric and desert studies, race and archive formation, and intermedia translation. His dissertation, Desert Places: The Visual Culture of the Prairies and the Pampas across the Nineteenth Century, argues for the necessity of approaching the pampas and the prairies as a shared cultural, political, and visual landscape in the nineteenth-century Americas. Colin holds a B.A. in Spanish from Carleton College and has held curatorial positions at the Crocker Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. His work has been supported by the Amon Carter Museum, the Beinecke Library, The Huntington, and the Terra Foundation for American Art.