Teaching European Art in Context

The Council of Independent Colleges organizes an annual seminar on Teaching European Art in Context, with different themes each year. This opportunity is especially valuable for faculty members who teach art history at institutions without large campus museums or proximity to major art museums. The 2015 seminar on The Art of Storytelling in French Painting and Sculpture 1600–1850 will be held at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, July 20–24, 2015.
This seminars are made possible with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Read an article about the seminar in the Independent.


 Current Status

Up to 23 full-time faculty members from CIC institutions who are art historians, studio artists, or faculty members who specialize in history, European studies, and related fields are eligible to participate if they teach art history.

Selection of Participants Announced: Friday, February 27, 2015


The seminar will take place at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, July 20–24, 2015.


​There is no seminar fee. Seminar materials, lodging, and most meals will be covered. Participants or their institutions will be expected to cover the cost of transportation to the seminar.


Questions about the seminar should be directed to Stephen Gibson, CIC director of programs, at sgibson@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.