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Alla Myzelev

Associate Professor of Art History
Brodie Hall 224
Portrait of Alla Myzelev

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: 

Modern and Contemporary Art

Museum Studies

Fashion and Material Culture of Eastern Europe

Digital Humanities and digital museum studies


  • ARTH 287: F/Avant-Garde Modernism

    The study of artistic responses to modernism's utopian visions and the devastation of two world wars. Major art movements include: Primitivism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, the Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism; artists include: Matisse, Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, Magritte, Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Pollock. Offered fall, odd years

  • ARTH 387: Research Methods in Art Hist

    A study of the history of art history as a discipline and an analysis of diverse art, historical methodologies and theories. Intensive reading and writing, with stress on research skills, writing techniques, oral presentations and class discussion. Graduate school and career options will be explored.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Queens University, Kingston

  • M.A. York University

  • B.A. Hebrew University, Jerusalem


  • Alla Myzelev, ed., Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm 1930-present, 978-1-4724-7695-1, Burlington, VT: Ashgate, June 2017.

  • Alla Myzelev, Architecture, Design and Craft in Toronto 1900-1940: Creating Modern Living. ISBN: 978-1-4724-5700-4. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, March 2016

  • Alla Myzelev, Group of Seven and its Role in Canadian Culture. Teaching Module. Toronto: Nelson, 2014.

  • John Potvin and Alla Myzelev, eds., Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity, Burlington; Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010.

  • John Potvin and Alla Myzelev, eds., Material Culture in Britain, 1750-1920: The Visual Meanings and Pleasures of Collecting, Burlington; Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009.