M.D. Anderson Lecture to Focus on Renaissance Religious Art

Nov. 9, 2005

The 2005 winner of the National Award for Distinguished Teaching of Art History will deliver this year's M.D. Anderson lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 149 at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at Baylor University.

Dr. David Wilkins, professor emeritus in the H.C. Frick Department of the History of Art at the University of Pittsburgh, will speak on "Engaging the Spectator: Narrative Details in Italian Renaissance Religious Art." The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wilkins received his master's degree and doctorate from the University of Michigan. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh since 1967. He served as a visiting professor at Duquesne University's Rome program, Rutgers University and Sarah Lawrence College's summer session in Florence.

He is the author or co-author of Art Past/Art Present, History of Italian Renaissance Art, The Art of the Duquesne Club and Beyond Isabella: Secular Women Patrons of Art in the Italian Renaissance. He is serving as editor of The Collins Big Book of Art and on the sixth edition of The History of Italian Renaissance Art. He also is a regular contributor to art encyclopedias and dictionaries and has written numerous articles and reviews for publications.

Wilkins' biography is listed in International Who's Who in Education, Directory of American Scholars, Who's Who is American Art and Who's Who in the East.

For more information on the lecture, call 710-1867.

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