Aleksander Musiał



Aleksander Musiał is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in early modern art and architecture. A graduate in classics from the University of Cambridge and in Art History from the University of Warsaw, he pursued curatorial internships at the Morgan Library, Princeton University Art Museum, and the Frick Collection. His doctoral thesis, titled Immersion: Classical Reception and Eastern European Transformations of Hygiene Architecture, ca. 1600–1830, has been supported with fellowships and visiting positions at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (DC), the British School at Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. Aleksander’s articles were published in the Princeton University Art Museum Record, and the Oxford Art Journal, for which he was awarded the Emerging Scholars Publication Prize by the CAA’s Society of Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art.

Selected Publications

"Mentem mortalia tangunt: fragments and fetishes in Izabela Czartoryska’s Puławy landscape garden (1794–1831)", Oxford Art Journal 42.3 (2019): 355–72 (transl. in Rocznik Historii Sztuki 47: 91–109).

"Artful Foam: the making of erotic art in Lucas Cranach the Elder’s Venus with Cupid", Princeton University Art Museum Record 77–8 (2017), 100–119.

"Beyond capriccio: Piranesi’s transgressive classicism and its Eastern European receptions", in M. Bevilacqua & C. Hornsby (eds.), Piranesi@300, Rome 2022, 184–93.