Brian Curran, Associate Professor of Art History, is the 2004 recipient of the President's Award for Engagement with Students. Additionally, Dr. Curran has been awarded a Research Grant from the Renaissance Society of America. This grant will assist Dr. Curran in preparing for publication of his book, The Egyptian Renaissance: The Afterlife of Ancient Egypt in Early Modern Italy, to be published by the University of Chicago Press.
Associate Professor of Art History presented a paper on "Prince, Patron, Pharaoh: Egyptology as Argument in Renaissance Rome," at the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New York City, April 1-3, 2004.
Assistant Professor of Art History, delivered a paper, "Eroticism and Erasure in Michelangelo's London Entombment," at the 30th Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians, which was held April 1-3, 2004, at the University of Nottingham in England.
Research Professor of Art History, has been awarded the J. Clawson Mills Scholarship from theMetropolitan Museum of Art. This scholarship will assist Professor Cutler in his research in New York City on Import or Domestic? Byzantine and Byzantinizing Ivories in Ottonian Germany during his sabbatical leave, spring 2004.
Instructor of Art History, presented the Mary F. Linda Memorial Lecture at the Palmer Museum of Art on Sunday, April 18, 2004, at 3:30 p.m. The subject was, "A Tale of Two Temples," Preah Vihear (in northeastern Cambodia) and Wat Phu (in southern Laos).
Associate Professor of Art History, presented the keynote address, "Lost in (Liminal) Space" at the 12th Annual University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Kansas at Lawrence Art History and Archaeology Graduate Student Symposium, "Exploring Boundaries: Concepts of the Liminal in Art and Archaeology," on March 6, 2004 on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Curator of American art, Palmer Museum of Art presented a paper, "From Sonic to Social: Noise, Quiet, and Nineteenth-Century American Banjo Imagery" at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, February 20, 2004.
Research Professor of Art History, delivered two papers in Europe this November. He presented a paper on "The Craft of Ivory in Andalusia: Techniques and Consequences" at the Symposium on Islamic Ivories held at the the David Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark, 18-20 November 2003. He also presented a paper on The Metamorphoses of the Pantokrator: Restoration, Refiguration, Reception at the international colloquium on The Artist and the East Christian World held at the Scuola Normale di Studi Superiori, Pisa, Italy, 21-22 November 2003.
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Charles V. Hallman Curator, Palmer Museum of Art presented a paper, "Iconographid Junk: Reading Betye Saar's Vision of El Cremo," at SECAC in Raleigh, North Carolina at the end of October.
Assistant Professor of Art History, delivered the plenary address on September 21, 2003 for the Envisioning the Future conference eld at Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly Pomona. The conference was organized by Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman. Other participants included Edward Lucie-Smith (author of Movements in Art in 1945) and Henry Hopkins (Professor of Art History at UCLA). Dr. Rich's address was entitled Visions of the Future and the Perils of Utopian Thought.