Karal Ann R Marling

Educational Background & Specialties

Specialties

  • aesthetics
  • American art
  • American flag
  • Christmas images
  • clowns
  • debutantes
  • Elvis, Graceland
  • Iwo Jima
  • Minnesota State Fair
  • Norman Rockwell
  • popular culture
  • post office murals
  • theme park architecture
  • Thomas Hart Benton
  • Walt Disney
Courses Taught
  • ArtH 1001 - Introduction to Art History
  • ArtH 3005 - American Art
  • ArtH 3575 - The Art of Walt Disney in American Culture
  • ArtH 5535 - Style, Tradition, and Social Content in American Painting: Colonial Era to 1876
Publications
  • George Washington Slept Here: Colonial Revivals and American Culture, 1876-1986. Marling, Karal Ann, Harvard University Press, 1988.
  • Wall to Wall America: A Cultural History of Post-Office Murals in the Great Depression. Marling, Karal Ann, University of Minnesota Press, 1982.
  • The Colossus of Roads: Myth and Symbol Along the American Highway. Marling, Karal Ann, University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
  • Blue Ribbon: A Social and Pictorial History of the Minnesota State Fair. Marling, Karal Ann, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1990.
  • Merry Christmas! Celebrating America's Greatest Holiday. Marling, Karal Ann, Harvard University Press, 2000.
  • Tom Benton and His Drawings. Marling, Karal Ann, 1986.
  • Old Glory: Unfurling History. Marling, Karal Ann, 2004.
  • Debutante!. Marling, Karal Ann, 2004.
  • Designs on the Heart: The Homemade Art of Grandma Moses. Marling, Karal Ann, Harvard University Press, Author, 2006. Link
Awards
  • International Association of Art Critics Exhibition Award
  • McKnight Research Award
  • Minnesota Book Award
  • New York Times Book of the Year, 1988
  • New York Times Book of the Year, 1996
  • Robert Smith Award, Society for the Decorative Arts
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow