Burke Lecture Series
Robert and Avis Burke Lecture Series
Robert Elisha Burke (1884-1957) was an artist and professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University from 1907 to 1949. He was Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts from 1949 until his death in 1957, when his wife, Avis Adalaide Tarrant Burke (1886-1984), endowed the department of the History of Art to present distinguished scholars to Bloomington. Mrs. Burke was widely known for her philanthropic interests including her donation to Indiana University of nineteenth century women’s clothing and fans.
The purpose of the Robert and Avis Burke Lecture Series is to share the current research of outstanding scholars with Indiana University students and faculty as well as the larger Bloomington community. We attempt to coordinate the key speakers to the interests of faculty and topics in current courses.
2013 - 2014 Schedule
October 11th, 2013
Candace M. Keller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Department of Art, Art History, and Design/Residential College in the Arts & Humanities, Michigan State University
Lecture Title: Picturing Identity: Understanding Portraiture by Malick Sidibé
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Fine Arts 102
Candace Keller earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of the History of Art at Indiana University, where she majored in African art and minored in African Studies and African American art. In 2008, she became Assistant Professor of African art and visual culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. Her research on the histories of photography in western Africa has appeared in several publications, exhibitions, invited lectures, and conference presentations and has been generously supported by Fulbright-Hays, British Library, Foreign Language and Area Studies (F.L.A.S.), and Arts Council of the African Studies Association (A.C.A.S.A.) fellowships.
RECEPTION: IMU University Club Faculty Room, 250 - 5:30pm to 7:30 PM
RSVPs are required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Thor Mednick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo
Co-sponsored by the Robert E and Avis Burke Lecture Series
Lecture Title: What Lies Ahead: Science, Technology, and the Transformation of the Danish Landscape
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. in Opotometry 105
Thursday, November 14, 2013
William H. Robinson, Ph.D.
Department Head, European and American Painting and Sculpture
Curator of Modern European Art at the The Cleveland Museum of Art
Lecture Title: Van Gogh & Madness: The Artist versus the Legend
6:00 - 7:00 pm in Radio TV 226
Dr. William H. Robinson is Curator of Modern European Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Head of the Department of European and American Painting and Sculpture, and Adjunct Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University. He received his PhD in art history from CWRU in 1988, a certificate in Spanish language studies from the Universitat de Barcelona in 2001, and a certificate in management from Weatherhead School of Management, CWRU, in 2003. He has organized over twenty exhibitions and written extensively on a broad range of topics concerning 19th and 20th century art. His most recent publications include: Picasso and the Mysteries of Life (2012), Van Gogh Repetitions (forthcoming 2013), and Monet and the Modernist Garden (forthcoming 2015).