Professor of Art History


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  • Position:

    • Professor of Art History
    • Chair, Art and Art History
  • Concentration:

    • Art History
  • Department:

    • Art and Art History
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. (2006 Bryn Mawr College)
    • M.A. (2000 Bryn Mawr College)
    • B.A. (1995 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


Dr. Moseman specializes in the history of modern European art. She began her studies as a German Language and Literature major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and quickly discovered her passion for languages and cultures. She continued her studies at Bryn Mawr College, completing her M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art. She joined the faculty at CSU in 2006.

In her research Professor Moseman focuses on Central European modern art, especially the avant-garde art of German-speaking countries. She has published articles and chapters on Czech Cubist Bohumil Kubišta, German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German Surrealist Richard Oelze, and German fiction writer and surrealist pastel artist Ellida Schargo von Alten. Moseman is currently working on a book manuscript on the abstract pastels and surrealist fiction writings of von Alten, as well as a series of essays on Kubišta’s socially oriented art theory. She also curates exhibitions for CSU’s Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, including a traveling exhibition of Oelze’s drawings and a feature exhibition of von Alten’s drawings and pastels. Her work has been funded by the J. William Fulbright Program and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) as well as competitive grants through CSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

Professor Moseman teaches courses in modern art, including critical studies in 19th– and 20th-century European art, as well as topical courses and seminars such as Women in Art History, Expressionism, Portraiture, Landscape in Art, and Global Encounters in Art. She coordinates CSU’s Art History Foundations courses and teaches the three-part introduction covering Paleolithic through contemporary art.

Her teaching is directly impacted by first-hand experience on archaeological excavations and surveys at multi-period Tells in Southeastern Turkey and at the early Islamic “desert palace” of Khirbet al-Mafjar as well as sites in northern Colorado. She also threads into her courses what she has learned from living abroad for extended periods to study and conduct research in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and Italy as well as her travels in Turkey, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Greece, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, and the United States. In Fall 2017 she sailed as faculty with Semester at Sea, teaching global comparative courses on the traditional and contemporary visual arts and women's cultural production in Spain, Ghana, South Africa, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, and Japan. She is excited to lead a summer study abroad course on Japanese art and architecture (July - August 2019) in collaboration with Drawing Professor Ajean Ryan in Tokyo, Japan.

In her free time, Professor Moseman enjoys singing with Larimer Chorale, volunteering in the local Waldorf schools, taking pottery classes, and exploring the great outdoors with her family.