Dr. Susan J. Bandes talk at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Picking Up STEAM (Science & the Arts)


Dr. Susan J. Bandes is Professor of Art History and Director of the Museum Studies Program in the College of Arts and Letters.

Bandes served as Director of MSU’s Kresge Art Museum (now the Broad Art Museum) from 1986 until 2010 where she curated numerous exhibitions and wrote many catalogues. She teaches Renaissance and Baroque Art, Modern Architecture and Curatorial Practices. Bandes completed a manuscript titled “Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie,” a study of architecture between 1940 and 1970 that will be published by the MSU Press in 2016.

She is a member of the Print Council of America and is a frequent assessor and accreditor for the American Alliance of Museums. Her research interests cover a broad arena from Old Master prints to American painting and sculpture of the 1930s and 40s.

Bandes earned her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College, specializing in Roman Baroque painting.