As an engaged art historian, my practice is dedicated to activating art history, visual studies, and their methods as tools for strengthening communities and creating a more reflective society. I hold a joint appointment at the Herron School of Art and Design and the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
I teach courses in art history and museum studies. My courses focus on topics such as public art, curatorial practice, museum history and theory, and urban visual culture. I also periodically teach a study abroad course about cultural memory through Herron’s summer program in Central Europe. If we’re not in the classroom during class time, it’s likely that my students and I are meeting at a nearby museum or walking around the city to learn directly from our local environment.
Public Programs (selected)
The Art of Democracy: An Afternoon of Looking, Talking, and Creating. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Jan. 2017
ArtX Fit: Action in Art. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2015
Curator, We Are City [EXPORT]. Indiana University Center for Art + Design, Columbus, IN, 2014
Curator, Making Memory. Marsh Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, 2014
Print and Digital Publications (selected)
L. Holzman. “A Question of Stature: Restoring and Ignoring Rocky,” Public Art Dialogue (2014)
L. Holzman, E. Wood, H. Cusack-McVeigh, E. Kryder-Reid, M. Labode, L. Zimmerman. “A Random Walk to Public Scholarship? Exploring our convergent paths,” Public: A Journal of Imagining America (2014)
M. Labode, L. Holzman, and E. Kryder-Reid. “Hybrid Discourse: Exploring Art, Race, and Space in Indianapolis,” Public: A Journal of Imagining America (2013)
Public art, visual studies, museum studies, local culture and place-based identity, tourism, memory.