Bio


Areas of Specialization:
European Art - 17th through 19th Centuries

Academic Appointments


  • Emeritus Faculty, Acad Council, Art & Art History

Administrative Appointments


  • Professor of Art History, Department of Art & Art History Stanford University (2004 - Present)
  • Professor by Courtesy, Department of French & Italian, Stanford University (2004 - Present)
  • Interim Chair of the Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
  • Associate Professor by Courtesy, Department of French & Italian, Stanford University (1999 - 2004)
  • Associate Professor of Art History (tenured), Department of Art & Art History Stanford University (1991 - 2004)
  • Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art & Art History Stanford University (uncensored) (1989 - 1991)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Art History & Archaeology Columbia University (1988 - 1989)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Art History & Archaeology Columbia University (1983 - 1988)
  • Lecturer, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University (1980 - 1983)
  • Instructor, "Parsons in Paris", Parsons School of Design (1979 - 1980)

Honors & Awards


  • Senior Fellow, The J.P. Getty Research Institute (2011)
  • Senior Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1989-90)
  • Honorable Mention for the David Pinkney Prize, for the book Painting Politics for Louis-Philippe, Society for French Historical Studies (1989)
  • Research Fellowship for recent recipients of the Ph.D., American Council of Learned Societies (1984-1985)
  • Robert Goldwater Memorial Fellowship, NYU Institute of Fine Arts (1978-79)
  • Robert Lehman Fellowship, NYU Institute of Fine Arts (1975-1978)
  • Summa cum Laude in Humanities; Cum laude in Philosophy, University of Minnesota (1973)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Member, College Art Association
  • Member, American Historical Association
  • Member of the Architecture Historian Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2012 - 2013)
  • Chair of the Native American Culture Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2011 - 2012)
  • Member of the Design Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2011 - 2012)
  • Member of the Architecture Historian Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
  • Chair of the C-LIB Sub-Committee on Digital Information Technologies, Research Library Environment at Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Member of the Senior Open Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Member of the University Committee on Libraries (C-LIB), Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Chair of the Renaissance Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Member of the University Committee on Libraries (C-LIB), Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Member of the University Committee on Libraries (C-LIB), Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
  • Member of the Early Modern Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Member of the Renaissance Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Member of the University Committee on Libraries (C-LIB), Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Member of the Medieval Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2002 - 2003)
  • Chair of the Modern Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Occasional Peer Review Reader, French Historical Studies (1998 - Present)
  • Chair of the Film Studies Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History and Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University (1996 - 1997)
  • Member of Steering Committee, Stanford Seminar on Enlightenment and Revolution, Stanford University (1994 - 1997)
  • Occasional Peer Review Reader, The Art Bulletin (publication of the College Art Association) (1991 - Present)
  • Occasional Peer Review Reader, Yale University Press (1990 - Present)
  • Special Coordinator for "Cezanne: The Late Work", The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1976 - 1977)
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of Minnesota (1972 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., NYU Institute of Fine Arts, European and American Art (1983)
  • M.A., NYU Institute of Fine Arts, European and American Art (1976)
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Philosophy and General Humanities (1973)

2020-21 Courses


All Publications


  • Review of La Modernite et le metropole: Pour une lecture de l'espace urbain au X!Xe siecle edited by Jelena Jovicic Nineteenth-Century French Studies Marrinan, M. 2010; 39 (1-2): 167-171
  • Regimes of Description: In the Archive of the Eighteenth Century edited by Marrinan, M., Bender, J. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2005
  • Mapping Benjamin: The Work of Art in the Digital Age edited by Gumbrecht, H. U., Marrinan, M. J. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2003
  • Caillebotte as Professional Painter: From Studio to the Public Eye Gustave Caillebotte and the Fashioning of Identity in Impressionist Paris Marrinan, M. J. edited by Broude, N. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 2002: 21–65
  • Schauer der Eroberung: Strukturen des Zuschauens und der Simulation in den NordafrikaGalerien von Versailles Bilder der Macht-Macht der Bilder Marrinan, M. J. edited by Germer, S., Zimmermann, M. Miinchen: Klinkhardt & Biermann. 1997: 267–296
  • Vivre en marge: Gericault et Ia vie rnilitaire Gericault: Dessins et estampes des collections de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, exhibition catalogue Marrinan, M. J. Paris: Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts. 1997: 89–106
  • "Dreams of History," review article of Dreams of Happiness by Neil McWilliam The Oxford Art Journal Marrinan, M. J. 1997; 20 (2): 76-80
  • The practice of theory: Poststructuralism, cultural politics, and art history - Moxey,K (Book Review) AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Marrinan, M. 1996; 101 (4): 1175-1176
  • Narrative Space and Heroic Form: Gericault and the Painting of History Gericault: Ouvrage co/lectifdirigtf par Regis Michel. Marrinan, M. J. Paris: La documentation Fran,aise. 1996: 59–87
  • Historical Vision and the Writing of History at Louis-Philippe's Versailles The Popularization of Images: Visual Culture under the July Monarchy Marrinan, M. J. edited by Chu, P., Weisberg, G. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1994: 113–143
  • Cultural Institutions and the Topography of Art History The Philosophy of the Visual Art Marrinan, M. J. edited by Alperson, P. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1992: 521–529
  • LITERAL LITERARY LEXIE - HISTORY, TEXT, AND AUTHORITY IN NAPOLEONIC PAINTING WORD & IMAGE Marrinan, M. 1991; 7 (3): 177-200
  • THE ART OF THE JULY MONARCHY ART JOURNAL Marrinan, M. 1990; 49 (3): 301-305
  • The Modernity of Middleness: Rethinking the Juste-Milieu Porticus: Journal of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester Marrinan, M. J. 1990; XII/Xlll: 42-63
  • Painting Politics for Louis-Philippe: Art and Ideology in Orteanist France. 1830-1848 New Haven: Yale University Press Marrinan, M. J. 1988
  • Critical Introduction and Bibliography Du Romantisme au Realisme Marrinan, M. J. edited by Rosenthal, L. Paris: Macula. 1987
  • ROMANTICISM AND REALISM - ROSEN,C, ZERNER,H (Book Review) ART IN AMERICA Book Review Authored by: Marrinan, M. 1984; 72 (6): 29-?
  • Neo-Classical Art and Architecture Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia Marrinan, M. J. 1982
  • Resistance, Revolution, and the July Monarchy: Images to Inspire the Chamber of Deputies The Oxford Art Journal Marrinan, M. J. 1980; III (2): 26-37
  • IMAGES AND IDEAS OF CORDAY,CHARLOTTE - TEXTS AND CONTEXTS OF AN ASSASSINATION ARTS MAGAZINE Marrinan, M. 1980; 54 (8): 158-176
  • Cezanne: The Late Work Marrinan, M. J. The Museum of Modern Art. 1977
  • PICASSO AS AN INGRES YOUNG CUBIST BURLINGTON MAGAZINE Marrinan, M. 1977; 119 (896): 756-?