Emmanuel Von Schack

Art History, Hunter College

Emmanuel von Schack is a deaf art history graduate student at Hunter College; his master's thesis focuses on German artists who were veterans of the First World War and the works of art they created during and after the War. By interweaving disability theories with Foucauldian feminist and queer theories, he explores the complex relationship between masculinity and disability as conveyed in Weimar culture and art. He works as an educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and he is the director of ArtASL, a project he founded to develop art lexicon in American Sign Language. He also collaborates with European and American professionals on other projects intended to increase museum access for deaf people.