Janna Eggebeen

Contract Lecturer

PhD Art History, Graduate Center, City University of New York

MA Design History, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution and Parsons The New School for Design

BFA Painting and Printmaking, Calvin College

Phone: 416-979-5000

Ex. 6443


KHW 261



My background is in museum education and curation. Because of my object-based experience, I have a strong interest in dress as material culture and as design.

Recent Professional Projects

Currently, I am working on "ugly" architecture; specifically why a certain type of unprepossessing house was built throughout downtown Toronto. This research is not about fashion, but I will be looking at the relationship between architectural aesthetics and other economic, social and cultural factors, which could certainly include dress.

Publications & Exhibitions

Curator, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Sharp Centre for Design, OCAD University, November 2014-April 2015.
“American Apparel, Habitat 67, and an Industry Revolution.” Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association annual conference, November 2012.
“‘Between Two Worlds:’ Robert Smithson and Aerial Art,” Public Art Dialogue, vol. 1, no. 1, March 2011, 87-111.
“Decade of Dissent: Sixties Art,” lecture series, Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, Fall 2010.

Previous MRPs Supervised

"The Status of Fashion: Towards an Autonomous Existence" by Camille Bélanger. 2013.

Program Streams: 

Fashion Communication

Fashion Design

MA Fashion