Heather M McGuire

Heather M McGuire

Heather M McGuire

Assistant Professor

Art History

Heather McGuire is an Assistant Professor of Art History. She received her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she held the Rhoda Thalhimer Research Assistantship. Her scholarship examines the interplay of language and images in late twentieth-century art, with particular focus on John Baldessari and Felix Gonzales-Torres. In addition to presenting conference papers, she recently co-chaired the Southeastern College Art Association conference panel "Art of Exchange." Additionally, she held a curatorial assistantship at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She is currently working on an analysis of John Baldessari's Blasted Allegories. 

Current Research

She is currently working on an extended analysis of John Baldessari's Blasted Allegories. 

Courses Taught

History of Western Art I

History of Western Art II

Twentieth-century Art and Architecture

Modern and Contemporary Art I

Modern and Contemporary Art II

Art Since 1968, undergraduate

Art Since 1968, graduate seminar 


BA University of Virginia

BFA Virginia Commonwealth University

PhD Virginia Commonwealth University