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Expert On American Art To Give Final Lecture In McIntire Department Of Art Spring Lecture Series

April 18, 2005 --

WHO:          John Davis is Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art, Smith College    

WHAT:         “Real Estate and Artistic Identity in Late 19th-Century New York”

WHEN:         Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m.
WHERE:       Campbell Hall, Room 160

John Davis, an expert on American art, will give the final talk in the McIntire Department of Art spring lecture series. Davis’s talk, “Real Estate and Artistic Identity in Late 19th-Century New York,” is on Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m., in Campbell Hall, Room 160. 

Davis has published widely on American art. He is the author of “The Landscape of Belief: Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Culture.” Among his numerous essays are, "Eastman Johnson's Negro Life at the South and Urban Slavery in Washington, D.C.," published in The Art Bulletin, and "Our United Happy Family: Artists in the Sherwood Studio Building, 1880-1900," which appeared in the Archives of American Art Journal.

Davis received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is the recipient of numerous grants, including recent ones from the Luce Foundation and the Terra Foundation. His current research interests include African-American imagery after the Civil War and the National Academy of Design at the turn of the century.

Davis is the Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art and chairman of the Art Department and a member of the American Studies faculty at Smith College.

For more information call Sylvia New Strawn at (434) 924-6122 or sns@virginia.edu.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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