Kimberly Smith serves as professor of art history at Southwestern University. Her research focuses on 20th century German and Austrian art, and the intellectual history of art history. Dr. Smith teaches courses on art in Europe and the United States from the 18th century to the present, feminism and art history, and theory and methods of art history. Smith’s book, Between Ruin and Renewal: Egon Schiele’s Landscapes, was published by Yale University Press in 2004, and she is editor of the critical anthology The Expressionist Turn in Art History, published by Ashgate in 2014. She has published on a range of topics in German and Viennese visual culture, including Franz Marc’s painted postcards, Alois Riegl’s impact on modern art practice, and the Jewish patrons of Wiener Werkstätte fashion. 

Kim graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with her bachelor of arts from Duke University in 1990. She received her master’s of philosophy degree from Yale University in 1993 and doctorate in the history of art from Yale University in 1998.




Professor of Art History