Peter Humfrey, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Art History, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
“Of Heaven and Earth” The Exhibition of Italian Paintings from Glasgow Museums at Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Monday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Eykamp 251A - Ridgway University Center
Peter Humfrey is Emeritus Professor of Art History at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland where he taught from 1977 until his retirement in 2012. He is the author of numerous publications on Italian Renaissance art, including a monograph on Titian and an introductory survey of Painting in Renaissance Venice. He has served on the committees of several major international loan exhibitions, including at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In 2005 he received the award of Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana for services to Italian culture.
Dr. Humfrey is currently in the United States as guest curator of an international exhibition of Italian paintings from Glasgow Museums entitled Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums. His lecture will focus on paintings from this exhibition and will also highlight the collectors who contributed to the formation of this great Scottish civic collection.
The Department of Archeology and Art History and the Harlaxton Society have joined to invite Dr. Humfrey to lecture at the University of Evansville campus while he is in the United States. This invitation was extended in appreciation not only of Dr. Humfrey’s renown in the field of Italian Renaissance art, but also in celebration of his connection to our community. Dr Humfrey taught at Harlaxton College from 1971-1974, during its first three years as the British Campus of the University of Evansville.
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