Victoria Cummins
Victoria H. Cummins
Professor of History
Austin College
Sherman, Texas

VICTORIA H. CUMMINS is professor of history at Austin College in Sherman, Texas where she teaches courses on Latin American history and the history of women. She holds a Ph.D. from Tulane University.  Her current research deals with 1920s and 30s Texas art and artists, a  project that grew out of her long-standing interest in the Mexican muralist movement of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. In the last five years, she has given a number of scholarly papers based on this research, including “Art in Your Backyard:  the Public Works of Art Project in Small Towns in East Texas,” (East Texas Historical Association meeting in September 2009), and “Frank Klepper, Artist and Teacher” (Texas Regional Art Symposium in October 2009), She also participated in the panel “The New Deal in Texas” (East Texas-West Texas Historical Societies Joint Meeting 2010),   She has published an article “James Swann In West Texas: An Artist in the Making at Sul Ross,” West Texas Historical Association Year Book vol. 88 (October, 2012): 18-32 and has another “Artist Don Brown (1899-1958) and the Waterways of the Pelican State.”forthcoming in Louisiana History.  Her joint projects with Light Cummins include a biographical study, “Francis B. Fisk and the Promotion of the Visual Arts in Texas,” forthcoming in Stephanie Cole, Elizabeth Hayes Turner, and Rebecca Sharpless, eds.  Texas Women, American Women.” (University of Georgia Press) and a bibliographical article, “Literature, the Visual Arts and Music in Texas,” in Bruce Glasrud, Light Cummins and Cary Wintz eds., Discovering Texas History. (currently under consideration by a university press).  They are currently working on a book length study, “Art Matronage in Texas: Clubwomen promote the Visual Arts 1920-1941.”

Courses for the Fall Semester of 2013

History 123

History 225

History 261

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