Art historian Pardo presents next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecture

Art historian Pardo presents next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecture

calendar icon28 Mar 2019    

Lincoln, Neb.—Art Historian Mary Pardo will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecture on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.

Pardo is an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. She specializes in Italian Renaissance art and art criticism, and has published essays on Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, and Titian.

To complete her Old Master Hit Parade, her upcoming publication is on Michelangelo and Hieronymus Bosch. She is especially interested in the comic side of serious art.

Throughout her career, she has been continuously intrigued by word and image relationships, a theme that has influenced many of her academic projects, including her current study of relations between images of love, and art in religious worship during the Renaissance.

She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh.

Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations.

The remaining lecture in the series is:
• April 25:  Alexander Ross, painting. Ross is represented by David Nolan Gallery in New York. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship; a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award; an Art Production Fund Fellowship; Residency at the Musée Claude Monet in Giverny, France; and an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Tesuque Foundation.

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.