Caroline House

Caroline House 2022

Research Interests

  • Major: Painting in America and Europe, 1850-1950
  • Minor: Architecture


  • B.A. (Honors Graduate in Art History), University of Chicago

Caroline works on modernist painting and popular culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe and the United States. She is particularly interested in capitalist aesthetics, affect theory, and intersections of high and low cultural production. Her dissertation research interrogates the shift toward the haptic at the turn of the twentieth century and reads Fauvism through the lens of a burgeoning international theme park culture. Caroline is a Ph.D Candidate at the Graduate Center in Art History and the 2022-23 Andrew W. Mellon Museum Research Consortium Fellow in the Paintings and Sculpture Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.