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Heidi Kraus

Heidi Kraus

Assistant Professor of
Modern & Contemporary Art

Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Responsibilities:

Art 111 - Intro to Art History Survey
Art 241 - Modern Art & Architecture
Art 242 - Contemporary Art & Architecture
Art 360 - Special Problems in Art History
Art 365 - Indp. Studio Projects Seminar


Dr. Heidi Kraus is an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Hope College, where she also serves as the Director of the
De Pree Gallery. Professor Kraus received her Ph.D. from The University of Iowa in 2010, where her research focused on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art and architecture. Her dissertation, entitled “David, Architecture, and the Dichotomy of Art,” analyzed the paramount narrative, symbolic, and metaphorical role that architecture played in Jacques-Louis David’s corpus of drawings and in many of his well-known paintings, including Oath of the Horatii, The Sabine Women, and the Coronation of Napoleon and Josephine. Professor Kraus has published in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, published by The Johns Hopkins Press, and recently co-curated a traveling exhibition at The University of Iowa entitled Napoléon and the Art of Propaganda. In addition, Professor Kraus has presented her research at numerous conferences both in the U.S. and internationally, including the College Art Association Annual Conference and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting.

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