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Jayme Yahr

 Art History
University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul
United States of America


Jayme Yahr’s research focuses on two distinct areas of art history: American art and museum studies. Lives of “The Century”: American Artists of the Gilder Circle, Yahr’s current book project, examines the role of Richard Watson Gilder, editor of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, in promoting prominent American artists of the late 19th century through social clubs in New York City. New research will investigate American art collectors and donor museums through the lens of gendered collecting practices. In addition to her interest in artistic salons and museums, Yahr has published articles on cultural patrimony and issues of identity in American arts and culture.Over the last decade, Yahr has worked in the curatorial sector of non-profit institutions, including the Kirkland Arts Center, Frye Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Crocker Art Museum, Mingei International Museum, and San Diego History Center. These experiences have provided insight into museum structure and audience development, as well as the practical application of arts and humanities to the professional field.

Research Interest

American art and museum studies


  • Yahr J. Appropriating Identity: William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, and Britain’s Myth of the Self-Made Man. InFORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts 2010 Dec 12 (No. 11, pp. 1-14).

  • Yahr J. Exhibiting the Native American Other: The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and Commodified Racism. American Nineteenth Century History. 2016 Sep 1;17(3):301-23.

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