Biography

Nineteenth-Century Art


Professor McQueen's most recent book is Nineteenth-Century Art: Highlights from the Tanenbaum Collection at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (Giles Ltd, 2015). Her book, Empress Eugénie and the Arts: Politics and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century (Ashgate Press) received a book prize from the Paris-based Fondation Napoléon in 2011; Routledge published a paperback of the book in 2016. Her book From Renaissance to Rodin: Celebrating the Tanenbaum Gift was published in 2012 and the exhibition was extended at the Art Gallery of Ontario through 2015.

Professor McQueen's book The Rise of the Cult of Rembrandt: Reinventing an Old Master in Nineteenth-Century France was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2003.  She is also co-author of Collecting in the Gilded Age: Art Patronage in Pittsburgh, 1890-1910 (1997) and Félix Buhot : Peintre graveur entre romantisme et impressionisme, 1847-1898 (1998).  Dr. McQueen contributed an essay, "A Couple's Passion: The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Art Collection," to Heaven and Earth Unveiled: European Treasures from the Tanenbaum Collection (2005).  She has also published articles in the journals Apollo, Journal of the Society of Architectural History, Simiolus, Source, Dutch Crossing, Neptunia, and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide and has published book and exhibition reviews in Art Journal, Burlington Magazine, Print Quarterly, and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide

Her awards include research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC, 2000-3, 2005-8, 2015-20), an Andrew Mellon predoctoral fellowship (1997-98), a two-year doctoral fellowship from the SSHRCC (1995-97) and scholarships and awards from McGill University (1990, 1995), the University of Pittsburgh (1991-3), the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (2005), and the Vincentian Studies Institute (2009).  She has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (2005) and a Visiting Research Fellow at The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at The University of Edinburgh (2006).  Professor McQueen received the McMaster Student Union Teaching Award, Faculty of Humanities, 2001-2002.  She presented the Distinguished Alumni lecture at the University of Pittsburgh in December 2003.  Previously employed by the National Gallery of Canada and the Frick Art Museum, she has presented papers in France, Germany, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Canada and the United States.  Her previous appointments include Assistant Professor, Mount Allison University (1998-2000) and Visiting Lecturer, Semester at Sea, University of Pittsburgh (Spring 1998). Professor McQueen participated in the Royal Collection Studies course offered by Attingham Trust in September 2011, for which she received a scholarship. She also received a scholarship to participate in the Dresden Summer International Academy for the Arts in August 2012. In the summer of 2015 Professor McQueen received a scholarship to participate in The Historic House in the Lands of the Czech Crown course offered by Attingham Trust.

Professor McQueen's current research relates to the subject of Democracy and the Visual Arts in France, 1849-1870, for which she received an SSHRC grant (2015-20). She served as Director, School of the Arts, at McMaster from 2015-2018.