Dr. Noga Bernstein

Dr. Noga Bernstein

Dr. Noga Bernstein is a faculty member and head of design history and theory at the Visual Communication Department, Faculty of Architecture and design. Between 2020-2022 Dr. Bernstein served as Visiting Researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem through a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship (Horizon 2020). A specialist of modern design, craft and textiles in the United States and Israel, she currently pursues a long-term research on the history of Israeli textile design and art between the 1940s-1990s, which explores questions of transnational influence, national aesthetics and gender. Her previous research on American textile design Ruth Reeves was supported by prestigious fellowships by the Ameircan Council of Learned Societies and the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Bernstein’s earned her PhD from Stony Brook University in 2019. Her articles appeared in journals including American Art, Journal of Design History, and Journal of Modern Craft


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2019                Ph.D. Stony Brook University, History of Art

                        Dissertation: "Global Age Design: Ruth Reeves and Cross-Cultural Practice"

Advisor: Dr. Michele Bogart; committee members: Dr. Katy Siegel, Dr. Barbara Frank (Stony Brook University); Dr. Jenni Sorkin, (University of California Santa Barbara)

2010                M.A. Columbia University, History of Art                                             

Thesis: "Geographic Borders Through Gendered Lens: Contemporary Video Art  from Israel

                        Advisor: Dr. Rosalyn Deutsche

2007                B.A. Tel Aviv University, Philosophy and History of Art (magna cum laude)


Art and design history
Modern design in the United States and Israel
Textile history


2020-2022     Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, Reintegration Panel, European Commission Horizon 2020  (EU180,000)

2017-2018     Luce/ACLS Fellowship for Dissertations in American Art ($38,000)

2016-2017     Graduate Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social             Sciences, Stony Brook University ($22,000)

2016             Lee and Connie Koppelman Scholarship in Honor of Lucy Lippard, Stony Brook University ($1500)

2016            Craft Research Fund Grant, Center for Craft ($6000)

2015-2016     Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum ($17,000)

2011–2014     Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Art Department, Stony Brook University ($60,000)


Introduction to Design History: Visual Communication in the Expanded Field 

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Art

Art, Design and Craft in Israel


Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

"Maya Modern: Ruth Reeves and the Exhibition of Guatemalan Textiles and Costumes," American Art, vol. 34, no. 3, fall 2020, pp 44-71

״Julia Keiner’s Universalism and the Question of Israeli Style,״ Jorunal of Design History, forthcoming in the Winter 2024 issue

“Works in Thread and the Emergence of Israeli Fber Art,” Journal of Modern Craft, forthcoming, Fall 2023 issue.


Book reviews:

Anni Albers. Ann Coxon, Briony Fer & Marie Müller-Schareck (eds.), Yale University Press, 2018; On Weaving: A New Expanded Edition. Anni Albers, Princeton University Press, 2017, Journal of Design History, vol. 32, issue 3, October 2019 (invited)