Artstuffmatters is the project name that La Tanya S. Autry uses for her research on public culture in the arts: public art, photography, landscapes, museums, and more. You can find Artstuffmatters on WordPress, Twitter, Flickr, and Pinterest.
I am a PhD candidate in the Art History department at University of Delaware. I study art of the United States, photography and museums. I’m particularly concerned with themes involving identity, race, memory, nationalism, protest, and collaboration.
My master’s thesis explores the spatial role of American lynching postcards. In my dissertation “The Crossroads of Commemoration: Lynching Landscapes in America,” I am examining how contemporary communities and individuals memorialize lynching violence in the built environment through sculptural monuments, historical markers, and performances.
In 2009 I received my MA in art history and certificate in museum studies from University of Delaware.
I completed my BA in art history in 2007 at the University of Arizona.