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Nandini Makrandi

Nandini Makrandi

Clinical Assistant Professor, Art History

Email
nandini-makrandi@utc.edu
Education
MA, Museum Science; concentration in Art History, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1995
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About
Nandini has a MA in Museum Science from Texas Tech University and a BA in Fine Art and Sociology from Mercer University in Georgia. Before moving to Chattanooga, Nandini was a curator at the Knoxville Museum of Art, and worked with the Cameron Museum of Art in Wilmington, North Carolina, and the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Nandini holds a joint position as Clinical Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Her position serves as a bridge between the museum and university communities, as she seeks to connect museum resources and collections to the art department curriculum. She participates regularly in the region as a juror, guest curator, and writer, and is a member of the American Association of Museums and the Southeastern Museums Conference.

Motivations
My research and scholarship is focused on contemporary artists who are exploring issues related to culture and personal identity. A primary concern is studying the ways in which artists internationally are affected by American norms and culture, and how the immediacy of global contact has, in turn, affected American artists.

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