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Matthew Johnston

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Fields Hall

Matt Johnston studies modern visual culture, in particular the nineteenth century and popular media such as photography and print. A focus in his work is exploring how print publications in many discourses used landscape images to motivate the expansion and development of the United States. In an era before film, such publications relied on inventive, sometimes pre-cinematic orchestrations of viewing and reading practices in order to make their ideological intentions more convincing and compelling. Other scholarly interests include changing relationships between “high art” and popular media and the role of visual representations in the development of sciences such as geology and ethnology.

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Matthew Johnston’s office is located in room 208 of Fields Center.


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Matthew Johnston Associate Professor of Art History

Art History Lewis & Clark 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road MSC 92 Portland OR 97219 USA