Thursday, November 1, 2012
LECTURE POSTPONED: The Humanities in the World
A Celebration of the Humanities
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 | 4:30 pm, Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall A51
Mariët Westermann is vice president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation in 2010, Dr. Westermann was provost and chief academic officer of New York University Abu Dhabi, having started the development of the campus in 2007. At NYU, she also served as director of the Institute of Fine Arts for six years. A historian of European art, Dr. Westermann is the author of several books, including A Worldly Art: The Dutch Republich 1585-1718 (ranked a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times), The Amusements of Jan Steen: Comic Painting in the 17th Century, Rembrandt: Art and Ideas and Anthropologies of Art. Collaborating frequently with museums, she wrot the Rijksmuseum Dossier: Johannes Vermeer and served as guest curator of the exhibition Art and Home: Dutch Interiors in the Age of Rembrandt. Her current research concerns the medium of painting as a resource of European culture and the Garden of Eden in the imagination of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dr. Westermann received her B.A. magna cum laude in history from Williams College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of art at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts.
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