Christine Filippone

Christine Filippone

Christine Filippone

Associate Professor in Art History & Coordinator of the Women's Studies Minor
Office: Room 101C - (within Main Office) Breidentstine Hall
Phone: 717-871-7255
Fax: 717-871-7929

Office Hours

T: 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
W: 11:00 am -11:30 am
R: 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Comments: Hours applicable to Spring 2018.

Additional Information

Courses Taught

  • Contemporary Art (Art 404)
  • 20th Century Art (Art 304)
  • History of Photography (Art 201)
  • Posthumanism in 20th & 21st Century Art (Art 586)
  • Feminist Theory (WST 330)
  • Women in Art (Art 305)
  • Survey of Art II (Art 203)


  • Ph.D. Art History, Rutgers University
  • M.A. Art History, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. Art Education, The Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

Extending beyond the confines of art history, Dr. Filippone’s research examines feminist aesthetic approaches to science and technology during the Cold War.  For artists working in this period, military, domestic and communication technologies represented a conceptual realm of investigation replete with negative associations in the wake of the Vietnam War, but new discoveries in these fields simultaneously suggested alternative social and environmental relationships in the context of the American women’s movement. Other research interests include; posthumanism, queer studies, and Latin American art. Other research interests include; posthumanism, queer studies, and Latin American conceptual and performance art.


Dr. Filippone joined the Art and Design Department in August 2009.  Her book Science, Technology, and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America (Routledge Press, 2017) is the first to explicate women artists’ response to the preeminent status of science and technology during the Cold War, a period that saw the rise of “big science”, the space race and cybernetics as well as the birth of a feminist awareness of women’s historical exclusion from these domains of knowledge and power. Research for her book was supported by an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and a Guggenheim Fellowship from the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.  She received a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship from Franklin & Marshall College in 2013, during which she developed the exhibition A Metaphor for Change: The Aesthetics of Open Systems in Cold War America examining the role of the science of systems theory on social art practices of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dr. Filippone also has significant experience in museums and galleries.  She served as Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia, an art gallery and store dedicated to contemporary printmaking and photography since 1915.  She has also worked in curatorial departments at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, International Center of Photography in New York City and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.  


Professional Affiliations

  • Committee on Women in the Arts, College Art Association (member, 2013-Present)
  • Queer Caucus for Art, College Art Association (co-chair, curatorial committee, 2011-2014)
  • The Photo Review (member, Advisory Board, 2008-Present)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Society for Literature, Science and Art (SLSA)

Selected Publications

  • Science, Technology, and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America (New York; London: Routledge Press, 2017)
  • “Patricia Johanson: Ecological Practice as Conceptual Art” Patricia Johanson’s Environmental Remedies: Connecting Soil to Water (Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 2016): 74-89.
  • Science, Technology and Utopias in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists (book manuscript in progress; advance contract from Ashgate Press)
  • “Technologies of Dominance and Liberation: New Left Thought in the Work of Martha Rosler and Carolee Schneemann” (Under Review)
  • “Babel on the Brink of the Digital Age,” Barbara Madsen: Noise Machine. New York: Heptameron Books, 2013
  • “Ecology and Systems Thinking in the Work of Linda Stein” Woman’s Art Journal, 34:1 (Spring/Summer, 2013)
  • “Cosmology and Transformation in the Work of Michelle Stuart” Woman’s Art Journal, 32:1 (Spring/Summer, 2011)
  • “Eve Sussman’s The Rape of the Sabine Women” invited essay for the exhibition The Rape of the Sabine Women, The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, July 4; September 6, 2006
  • "Artur Zmijewski and Sigalit Landau” invited essays for the exhibition Memorials of Identity: New Media from the Rubell Family Collection, The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, August 3 – October 1, 2006
  • “Alice Aycock” Artists on the Edge, Douglass College and the Rutgers MFA (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Libraries, 2005): 5-11

Broadcasted Interviews

7/17 & 7/19.2015 - NPR's The Pulse with Maiken Scott on WHYY-FM
Subject: Art Conservation Bridging Art & Science

Dr. Christine Filippone interviewed with Melinda Keefe on the topic of art conservation.

We'll talk about Keefe's restoration of Mark Rothko's painting Black on Maroon (1958) vandalized with graffiti ink in 2012 at the Tate Modern, among other topics bridging art and science.