Visiting Associate Professor of Art History, Independent College Programs
B.A., LaSalle University
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
At Haverford since the fall of 2008, art historian and curator Carol Solomon is a specialist in nineteenth-century French art, twentieth-century art, and contemporary art and visual culture of the Arab world with a special focus on North Africa. She has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, The University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Mount Holyoke College, McGill University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to her appointment at Haverford, she was curator of European art at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. In 2009, working as curator in collaboration with the French/Algerian artist Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Dr. Solomon was among the first recipients of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize, a competition established to give international exposure to artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Collaborating with students in her spring 2014 course Curatorial Parxis, she organized the fall 2014 exhibition Memory, Place, Desire: Contemporary Art of the Maaghareb and the Maghrebi Diaspora at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery. In the spring of 2010, she co-curated and co-authored with Janet Yoon, Haverford 2010, the exhibition Mapping Identity, which was on view at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery. Other publications and exhibitions include The Third Space: Cultural Identity Today (2008), A Room with a View: The Photography of Abelardo Morell (2007), The Empress Josephine: Art and Royal Identity (2005), The Pain of War (2004), The Myth and Madness of Ophelia (2001), and The Hanged Man: Cézanne and the Art of the Print (1999).
Dr. Solomon was awarded a 2015-16 Fulbright Fellowship for research on contemporary art in Morocco. In 2012-13, she was the recipient of a Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program Fulbright Award for research on contemporary art and identity in Morocco and Tunisia.