Adjunct Art Professor
Dr. Siedell is Presidential Scholar & Art Historian in Residence at The King’s College in New York City and Adjunct Faculty at Concordia University-Irvine, California. He was previously Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and for over a decade he served as Chief Curator at the Sheldon Museum of Art (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), where he organized over one hundred exhibitions and worked with numerous contemporary artists on exhibition and book projects. He lives with his wife and their cat Zoe in Pompano Beach, Florida where they are members of Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He and his wife have three adult children.
A specialist in the history of modern art, criticism, and theory, his current projects are an historical and theological exploration of the development of modern art criticism from 1855 in Paris to 1955 in New York City and a reassessment of Protestant aesthetics and theology and their relevance for the study of the modern art through the writings of J.G. Hamann, Walter Benjamin, Gerhard Ebeling, and Jacob Taubes.
His books include Weldon Kees and the Arts at Midcentury (University of Nebraska Press, 2003); Martínez Celaya: Early Work (Whale & Star, 2005); God in the Gallery (Baker Academic, 2008); Who’s Afraid of Modern Art? (Cascade, 2015); and Enrique Martínez Celaya: Work and Documents, 1990-2015 (Radius Books, 2016).
- Ph.D. University of Iowa
- M.A. State University of New York-Stony Brook
B.A. University of Nebraska
- Art History I
- Art History II
- History of Contemporary Art