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de Stecher, Annette W

Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. de Stecher's research engages with American art, in integrated histories of visual culture production. Her areas of expertise include critical museology and material culture studies. Her current research takes a fresh look at 18C trade silver and the intertwined narratives of Indigenous-settler engagement they contain, a project to decolonize colonial archives and center Indigenous voice. Her latest project explores women's histories of the 17th and 18th centuries in the northeastern US and Canada, through study of convent textiles.


  • Critical museology and museum studies, material culture studies, Indigenous art histories, materiality, settler colonialism theories and methodologies, women's histories, Canadian art history, gender studies, Indigenous diplomatic histories


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courses taught

  • ARTH 1400 - History of World Art 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Surveys major art styles from about 1600 to the present, including Europe, Asia, the Islamic world, the Americas and Africa. Emphasizes comparison of Western and non-Western visual expressions as evidence of differing cultural orientations.
  • ARTH 3929 - Special Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Fall 2020 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Summer 2022
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours when topic varies.
  • ARTH 4919 - Capstone Seminar: Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Seminar course dealing with selected areas or problems within the history of art. Consult current online Schedule Planner for seminar topic. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.
  • ARTH 4929 - Special Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours when topic varies. Same as ARTH 5929.
  • ARTH 4939 - Art Museum Internship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Focuses on opportunities at the Denver Art Museum, working with individual curators and master teachers in selected areas, such as audience interpretation, interpretive research files, and public school curriculums. Introduces students to the professional culture and activities of art museums. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTH 5939.
  • ARTH 6939 - Graduate Seminar: Open Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
    Subjects and topics vary. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • MUSM 6110 - Seminar in Museum Issues
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Offers a weekly seminar for museum and field study students that addresses one new topic each semester relevant to museum operations such as archival administration, museums, multiculturalism, repatriation and others. Department enforced prerequisite: MUSM 5011.


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