John Murphy

John Murphy’s research interests include the Arts and Crafts movement, the material culture of utopian communities, and the theory and practice of socialist art. His dissertation examines the art colony at Woodstock (NY), dating to the early 20th Century. He curated Blacklisted: William Gropper’s Capriccios (Block Museum, Katz Gallery, 2013). With Jill Bugajski (Ph.D. 2014), he co-curated The Left Front: Radical Art in the ‘Red Decade,’ 1929-1940 (Block Museum, 2014). His research has been supported by the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Wilmington, DE), the Tamiment Library (New York University), the Wolfsonian (Florida International University), and the Huntington Library (Pasadena, CA).