Neil Harris

Art History / History

Neil Harris is Preston and Sterling Morton Professor in the Departments of Art History and History. He works on the cultural life of Chicago as well as the rest of the United States. His research interests center on the evolution of American cultural life—high, popular, and mass—and on the formation and sustenance of its supporting institutions. His latest book, Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience (University of Chicago Press, 2013), provides a wide-ranging look at the growth of museum cultures in the late-20th century.