Max Grossman

Fox Fine Arts Center
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Max Elijah Grossman
Associate Professor, Art

Dr. Grossman's research area is medieval and Renaissance Italian architecture and urbanism. At present he is focusing on the political iconography of the Sienese commune, as manifest in painting, sculpture, architecture, coinage, seals and manuscripts. In addition, he is studying the development of the Italian civic palace, from its origins in the twelfth century through its final transformations in the quattrocento, with the aim of challenging and revising traditional paradigms while forming a new critical apparatus for interpreting the architecture and urbanism of medieval and Renaissance city-states. in recent years, he has researched the cultural and architectural heritage of El Paso and the surrounding region and has two books on the topic under contract.Off campus, Dr. Grossman serves on the Executive Board of Preservation Texas in Austin and is co-founder and Vice-Chair of The Trost Society, whose mission is to formulate and implement strategies for protecting the architectural heritage of El Paso while promoting the economic development of the designated historic districts of both the city and county. In addition, he is co-chair of Restore Sacred Heart Church, whose aim is to restore the most iconic building in the Segundo Barrio of El Paso. He also serves as Awards Committee Chair of the Italian Art Society, Coordinator of the El Paso History Alliance, and as a member of the Advisory Board of Humanities West in San Francisco.


  1. Medieval
  2. Renaissance
  3. Architecture
  4. Urbanism
  5. Siena
  6. Italy
  7. El Paso
  8. Preservation