Dr. Cynthia Bland

Full Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Art & Art History Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 323F Applied Arts
Phone: 715-232-1387
Email: blandc@uwstout.edu

Teaching Interests: Art and Controversy, Modern, 19th Century, Art Since 1950, Japanese Art

Research Interests: Romanticism, Eugene Delacroix, George Sand


    • Ph D Department of Art History
      University of Iowa
      Iowa City, IA, United States, 2002
    • MA Art History
      University of Iowa
      Iowa City, IA, United States, 1998
    • BA Art History and Theology; Magna Cum Laude
      University of St. Thomas
      St. Paul, MN, United States, 1995

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Full Professor
        September 2005 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Director- Honors Program
        September 2011 - May 2012
      • Clarke College
        Assistant Professor
        2004 - 2005

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Bland, C. (2009). From Divine to Human: The Transfiguration of Christ in Delacroix’s Agony in the Garden. Bulletin de la Société des Amis du musée national Eugène Delacroix.



    • Bland, C. (June, 2012). Imitation, Inversion, and Identity in Kimiko Yoshida’s New Photographic Series. Athens Institute: International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece.
    • Bland, C. (February, 2008). Delacroix’s Agony: Religious Crisis in 19th-Century France. College Art Association, Dallas, TX, United States.
    • Bland, C. (January, 2007). The Intangible Bride: Kimiko Yoshida’s Negotiation of Presence. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, United States.
    • Bland, C. (September, 2006). Dungeons and Dragons: Medieval Role-Playing in Nineteenth-Century Art. South Eastern Medieval Association, Daytona Beach, FL, United States.
    • Bland, C. (February, 2003). The Femme Fatale and Bijinga: Occident Meets Orient. College Art Association, New York, NY, United States.


    • Bland, C. (May, 2009). Gender, Visual Culture, and Costume in the Meeting of Occident and Orient. Costume Society of America, Phoenix, AZ, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research


    • Bland, C. Traditional Professional Faculty Development Grant. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout for travel related to my presentation of “The Intangible Bride: Kimiko Yoshida’s Negotiation of Presence” at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.
    • Bland, C. Faculty Research Initiative Grant: Cohort Writing Group . Sponsored by Research Services at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for grant proposal writing.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Self-Directed Creative Visual Arts Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts (2008)


    • Wilhelm and Jane Bodine Fellowship, School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa (2002)
    • Gilmore Fellowship, School of Religion at the University of Iowa (2001)
    • T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Gradute College at the University of Iowa (2001)
    • Jeanne Marandon Fellowship, Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique (June 2001)
    • Wilhelm and Jane Bodine Fellowship, School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa (April 2001)


    Department / School

    • Personnel Committee (2010 - 2011)
    • Co-Chair, International Committee (2008 - 2009)
    • Funding, Development, and Public Relations Committee (2007 - 2008)
    • Area Representative: Art History (2006 - 2008)
    • Curriculum Committee (2005 - 2007)


      UW Stout

      • Co-Chair, Optimal Health Committee (2007 - 2011)
      • Advisory Board Member, Women and Gender Studies Committee (2007 - 2011)


    • Visual Arts Classic: Art history coordinator, facilitator (2013)
    • Advisor, Stout Role Playing Club (Stout RPGs) (2007 - 2013)
    • Honors Learning Community (2011)
    • (2008)
    • Yoga/Life Drawing Learning Community (2007 - 2008)
    • Art Living Learning Community (2006 - 2007)