Monty Paret is Associate Professor of Art History and Associate Dean of the Honors College at the University of Utah, where he writes and teaches on modern and contemporary art and visual culture. His research concerns the Bauhaus, the relationship of sculpture to the visual and material culture of modernity, and issues of land use in contemporary art.


“Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet and the Trauma of War,” in Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I, eds. Gordon Hughes and Philipp Blom (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2014), 172-179.

“Forget Rudolf Belling: Getting the Carl Einstein We Deserve,” in Carl Einstein and the European Avant-Garde / Carl Einstein und das europäische Avantgarde, eds. Nicola Creighton and Andreas Kramer (de Gruyter: Berlin, 2012), 104-121.

“The Aesthetics of Delay: eteam and International Airport Montello,” Art Journal 69:4 Art Journal Award.]

“Oskar Schlemmer, Grotesque I, 1923,” in Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, eds. Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2009), 162-165.

“Oskar Schlemmer, Study for the Triadic Ballet, 1924,” in Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, eds. Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2009), 168-171.

“Picturing Sculpture: Image, Object, Archive,” in Bauhaus Construct: Fashioning Identity, Discourse and Modernism, eds. Jeffrey Saletnik and Robin Schuldenfrei (New York and London: Routledge 2009), 163-180.

“Die Bauhaus-Moderne und das Problem der Plastik” trans. Anja Baumhoff, in Mythos Bauhaus, eds. Anja Baumhoff and Magdalena Droste (Berlin: Reimer Verlag, 2009), 52-69.

“Archipenko’s Failure: Sculpture and Criticism in Post-World War I Germany,” in Paul Paret and Michael White, Russian Berlin in the 1920s. Essays on Sculpture, No.54 (Leeds, UK: Henry Moore Institute, 2006), 7-15.

“Rodin at the Bauhaus.” Cantor Arts Center Journal (Stanford University) 3, 2002-03: 197-204.

Co-author with Eric Zafran, Surrealism and Modernism: from the Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003) Essay: “Destination Unknown: Pathways to Modernism,” 13-59.

“Sculpture and its Negative: The Photographs of Constantin Brancusi,” in Sculpture and Photography: Envisioning the Third Dimension, ed, Geraldine Johnson (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998), 101-115.


6810 Visual Intersections: Art in the Archive
6810 Visual Intersections: Art History and Visual Studies
4495 Seminar in Modern Art: the Bauhaus
4440 Topics in Modern Sculpture: Body, Object, Image
4430 Art Since 1970
4420 Modern Art and After: 1940s-1970s
4410 Modern Art 1900-1945
4000 Good Looking: Writing about Art and Visual Culture
3450 Land Art and Experimental Geography
2500 Introduction to the History of Art