Distinguished Lecturer, Art Department and Macaulay Honors College
Lynda Klich teaches courses on the art of Latin America, from the colonial era to the present day, with a focus on issues such as gender, race, and representation, the development of international modernisms, the relationship between culture and politics, transnational exchange, and post-colonial theory. Her area of expertise is the modern period, especially in Mexico and the Caribbean, with research interests including vanguard movements in 1920s Mexico, surrealism, feminism, and popular culture (specifically the postcard medium). She served as guest editor of and contributor to the Mexico Theme Issue of the Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts (2010) and will publish an essay in the forthcoming volume Technology and Culture in 20th-century Mexico. Currently, she is co-curating an exhibition on postcards for the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, to open in September 2012, and is co-authoring a publication on propaganda postcards (forthcoming MFA Publications). She is also preparing a book manuscript on the estridentista cultural movement in post-Revolutionary Mexico.
Klich earned her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, where she received a fellowship from the Mellon Foundation, and her MA from Hunter College. Her dissertation, “Revolution and Utopia: Estridentismo and the Visual Arts, 1921-1927,” received the Association for Latin American Art’s biennial dissertation award in 2009. She teaches in the Art Department in spring semesters, and in fall semesters, she teaches “The Arts of New York City” seminar in the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter.