Avery Welcomes Teri Harris, New Curator of Classics Collection

Harris_photoI am delighted to announce the appointment of Teresa Harris as the Curator of Avery Classics. A long-time reader in Avery Classics, Teri is well acquainted with our outstanding collection and with the worldwide community of scholars who work here throughout the year. Her substantial knowledge of architectural history and special collections will guide her leadership of the Avery Classics collection and services.

Teri received her Ph.D. from the department of Art History & Archaeology at Columbia University in February of 2012. Her dissertation entitled, “The German Garden City Movement: Architecture, Politics and Urban Transformation, 1902-1931,” investigated the intellectual history and built work of the German Garden City Movement.  Her research interests include twentieth-century architecture and urban planning, with an emphasis on the intersection of social and aesthetic reform. She received her M.A. in Art History from Columbia in 2003 and her B.A. in Art History from Williams College in 1998.

Prior to joining Avery staff, she served as the project coordinator for the “Marcel Breuer Digital Archive,” Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries. This National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project unites geographically dispersed collections relating to the career of the modernist architect into a single digital repository. She is currently writing an essay on the Garden City of the Future and the evolution of Breuer’s sculptural concrete aesthetic for an upcoming edited volume on Breuer.

We are thrilled to name Teri to this position and look forward to many fruitful collaborations with the faculty and students of the Department of Art History & Archaeology.
I hope you will stop by Avery Classics some day soon to congratulate Teri on her appointment and welcome Teri back to the Columbia community!
–Carole Ann Fabian, Director

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