Benjamin Benus

Assistant Professor of Art History

Benjamin Benus, assistant professor
Office Location
307 Monroe Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Art & Design
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 133
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 864-7040
Fax Number
(504) 861-5457
E-mail Address


Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; M.S./B.F.A., Pratt Institute.

Short Bio

Benjamin Benus specializes in the history of twentieth-century art and design, with a particular interest in Central Europe in the years between the world wars. His research examines intersections between avant-garde art and information design during this period. His publications include “Figurative constructivism and sociological graphics,” which appeared as a chapter in the volume Isotype: design and contexts (Hyphen Press, 2013); and “The Vienna Method in Amsterdam: Peter Alma’s Office for Pictorial Statistics" (co-authored with Wim Jansen), which appeared in the spring 2016 issue of Design Issues(MIT Press).

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Art History I
  • Introduction to Art History II
  • Design History I
  • Design History II
  • Modern Art
  • Art after Modernism
  • Aesthetics
  • Art between the Wars: 1918-1939


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