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Wanda M. Corn

Wanda M. Corn, the Robert and Ruth Halperin professor emerita of art history at Stanford, specializes in modern art and visual culture. She takes a special interest in the ways artists and art movements traveled globally in the early twentieth-century between cities like Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg and New York. Her scholarship on transatlantic modernism focuses on the exchanges and interdependencies of modern artists in Paris and New York, conceptualizing an Atlantic rim of avant-garde culture. Having grown up in New England, she also has a special interest in the art of the American Northeast, including the works of Winslow Homer, the Wyeths and Fitz Henry Lane.

"Wanda gave superb lectures that were interesting and very well presented. She was also engaged with travelers and provided lots of on the spot information. Great choice!"

Susan Kinloch, MA '74, Italian Riviera, Tuscany and Rome, 2017


  • Professor, 1980-2007, and departmental chair, 1989-1991 and 1999-2000, department of art and art history
  • Acting director, Stanford Museum, 1989-1991
  • Anthony P. Meier Family professor and director of the Stanford Humanities Center, 1992-1995

  • Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
  • Grant Wood, the Regionalist Vision and The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915 to 1935
Academic History:

  • BA, MA and PhD in Art History, New York University

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