Michael D. Morford

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Assistant Professor of Art History
Music and Art

EMAIL: mmorford@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: F-1130N

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Phone: +1 (212) 346-8637

Michael Morford received his BFA in Painting and Drawing and his MA in Art history from Texas Christian University. He earned his PhD in Art History from the Case Western Reserve University joint program with the Cleveland Museum of Art. Michael joins BMCC after teaching for six years at the Savannah College of At & Design. His focus has been on art of the Italian Renaissance with recent and forthcoming publications in Sixteenth-Century drawings, Mannerism, Medici Patronage & Propaganda, and is currently conducting research on the influence of dream writings on the artists defined as Mannerists.


Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Art History


  • B.F.A. Texas Christian University, Drawing & Painting,1994
  • M.A. Texas Christian University, Art History,2000
  • Ph.D. Case Western Reserve Univ., Art History,2009

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

  • Influence of “dream writings” on Mannerism

    Researching possible links on the evolution of Mannerism and the increasing popularity of writings on dreams from classical and contemporary authors, philosophers, physicians, theologians, and artists.


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