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Faculty Members Selected to Attend Third CIC Art History Seminar

Art-History.jpgTwenty full-time faculty members from CIC institutions have been selected to participate in the art history seminar on “Making and Meaning in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Europe.” This event, the third in CIC’s series of seminars on Teaching Pre-Modern European Art in Context, will take place June 17–22 at Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, Ohio.
Participants will consider how European artworks from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods in modern museums—now removed from their original contexts and displayed as aesthetic objects—were once integral to sacred and secular life. The seminar will explore how curators present these works in museums today, addressing framing, acquisition and collecting, and the conservation of works of art. Specialists will address these broad topics through the examination of relevant works in the collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, including works from its Samuel H. Kress Collection. In addition to examining artworks in the museum’s galleries and print study room and Oberlin library’s special collections, participants will meet with conservators from the Intermuseum Conservation Association laboratory and curators at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The seminar series, made possible through the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, aims to strengthen the teaching of art history—a discipline that is fundamental to a liberal arts curriculum—to undergraduates at smaller colleges and universities. The first seminar, which took place at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama, in July 2010, concentrated on artistic workshop practices of late medieval and Renaissance Italy. The second seminar, which was held at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, in June 2011, focused on “Living with Art in Renaissance and Baroque Europe.”
The seminars are particularly valuable for those CIC colleges that have no art historians or that offer art history courses taught by faculty members trained in other disciplines such as English or studio art.
For more information about the seminar series, see

Participants Selected for 2012 Teaching Pre-Modern European Art in Context Seminar

​Meryl Bailey
Assistant Professor of Art
Mills College (CA)

Mary Brantl
Assistant Professor of Art History
St. Edward’s University (TX)

Esperanca Camara
Associate Professor of Art History
University of Saint Francis (IN)

Andrea Campbell
Associate Professor of Art
Randolph College (VA)

Laura Crary
Associate Professor of Art
Presbyterian College (SC)

Theresa Flanigan
Assistant Professor of Art History
The College of Saint Rose (NY)

Gregory Gilbert
Associate Professor of Art History
Knox College (IL)

David Herwaldt
Assistant Professor of Art
Wartburg College (IA)

Sara James
Professor of Art History
Mary Baldwin College (VA)

Amy Johnson
Associate Professor of Art
Otterbein University (OH)
​Tiffany Johnson Bidler
Assistant Professor of Art
Saint Mary’s College (IN)

Jan Kennedy
Assistant Professor of Art History
Kansas City Art Institute (MO)

Wendy Koenig
Associate Professor of Art
North Central College (IL)

Robert Legueux
Assistant Professor of English
Columbia College Chicago (IL)

Barbara McNulty
Director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
Lebanon Valley College (PA)

Donna Sadler
Professor of Art
Agnes Scott College (GA)

Lisa Schoenfielder
Professor of Art
Viterbo University (WI)

Christine Sellin
Assistant Professor of Art
California Lutheran University

Matthew Shoaf
Associate Professor of Art and Art History
Ursinus College (PA)

Rebecca Twist-Schweitzer
Assistant Professor of Art
Pacific University (OR)
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