IWU professor selected to participate in seminar on teaching art history

  Friday, May 19, 2017 10:33 AM

Indiana Wesleyan University is pleased to announce that Anne Greeley, assistant professor of art history, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a special week-long seminar on Teaching European Art in Context. The seminar, “Landscape and Identity in Britain and the United States (1770–1914),” will be held at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, July 24–28, 2017. The seminar is designed for full-time faculty members who regularly teach art history at smaller colleges and universities and aims to strengthen the teaching of art history to undergraduates at these institutions.

CIC selected 25 faculty members to participate in the seminar, which is supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University and chair of the department, will lead the program.

“Strengthening the teaching of art history at colleges and universities—many of which have limited faculty resources in art history—is critical,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “The seminar will have significant value for the faculty members who participate, the colleagues with whom they will share their new knowledge, and the students who enroll in their courses.”

Landscape became an increasingly powerful artistic medium during the “long 19th century” and reached a pinnacle of achievement on the canvases of painters such as Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, Thomas Cole, and Frederic Church. The program will explore British and American landscape painting in a global context. Participants will study a range of texts—by artists, writers, philosophers, and scientists from the period—to examine the cultural, historical, and aesthetic construction of landscape paintings in the 19th century. Each day, participants will spend significant time with major works of art in the unrivalled collections of landscape paintings, drawings, and prints at the Yale Center for British Art.

“I recently observed Professor Greeley lecture, and it was immediately apparent I was observing a colleague who masterfully infused the room with words of knowledge and wonder regarding the historical relevance between art and culture,” said Ron Mazellan, chair, Division of Art + Design. “Her selection by the CIC at the Yale Center for British Art will provide an amazing opportunity to celebrate her scholarship as art historian, of which we as a faculty are immensely proud.”

For more information, visit the CIC website.

Last updated: 05/19/2017