- Professor Emerita, Art History
- Public Art and Memorials
- Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1981
Professor Harriet Senie's chief research areas are public art, memorials, memory, and material culture. She is a Professor of Art History at City College. In Fall 2000, Prof. Senie was Visiting Distinguished Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She previously served as Associate Director of the Princeton Art Museum and Gallery Director at SUNY, Old Westbury. In 2008, she co-founded with Professor Cher Krause Knight (Emerson University), Public Art Dialogue, an international organization that is also a CAA affiliate. The journal, Public Art Dialogue, that she co-edited with Prof. Knight, appears twice annually and is the only peer review journal devoted to public art. She has served on the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers; the She Built NYC advisory panel; and was recently appointed to the Task Force on Monuments, Statues, Public Art and Historical Markers by the New York City Council. Prof. Senie was the College Art Association’s 2020 Distinguished Professor of Art History Award winner.
- Co-editor and contributor, Teachable Monuments: Using Public Art to Spark Dialogue and Confront Controversy. Bloomsbury Press, 2021.
- Co-editor and contributor. Museums and Public Art? Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018.
- Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11. Oxford University Press, 2016.
- Co-editor and contributor. Companion to Public Art. Wiley Blackwell, 2016.
- Dangerous Precedent? The`Tilted Arc' Controversy. University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
- Co-editor and contributor, Critical Issues in Public Art: Content, Context, and Controversy. HarperCollins, 1992; Smithsonian, 1998.
- Contemporary Public Sculpture: Tradition, Transformation, and Controversy. Oxford, 1992.