My name is Cortney Anderson Kramer and I am an Art Historian completing my Ph.D. dissertation titled “It’s gotta be in ya:” Heroic individualism and the roadside concrete sculpture garden, 1910-1960. I serve on the College Art Association committee for Students and Emerging Professionals (2018-2021), am currently the managing editor of Wisconsin 101, and still find spare time to work in my garden.
My professional interests include partnership development, innovative curatorial and educational outreach methods, and mission-based management. I am an experienced fundraiser, educator, and manager that loves working with diverse constituencies. My work outcomes demonstrate a record of increasing accessibility and reach by leveraging resources and partnerships while identifying and addressing inefficiencies.
My academic expertise is American art, modernism / post modernism, and the development of self-taught, folk art, and craft. My research combines a number of important issues concerning class, gender, and race, especially in terms of the market and constructions of value through an interdisciplinary methodology drawing from American history, sociology, cultural geography, and material culture. At the same time, I enjoy writing about satirical works on paper and canvas, such as the works of Felicien Rops and Gustav Adolph Mossa, and working with ceramics and material culture broadly.
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