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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Mary Lou Marien

Marien portrait

Emeritus Professor, Art History

Art and Music Histories

308 Bowne Hall



Mary Warner Marien was the first William C. Fleming professor in the former Department of Fine Arts, now the Department of Art & Music Histories. She is the author of several books including Photography: A Cultural History (2010), now in its third edition. She was chosen to carry on William Fleming's Arts & Ideas, In 2009, she was granted one of the first Andy Warhol Arts Writing Awards. Her book, 100 Ideas that Changed Photography, appeared in a dozen world languages in 2012.