Kansas art historian, educator speaks next Thursday at MSU

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

Among the works Douglas N. Dow will discuss during his Thursday [Oct. 15] presentation is Bernardino Poccetti’s The Funeral of Alberto Avogadro from Cabinet des Dessins, Louvre.

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design is welcoming a Kansas art historian and educator for a Thursday [Oct. 15] presentation in the Griffis Hall fourth-floor Forum Room.

Free to all, Douglas N. Dow’s 8 a.m. talk is titled “Never adequately praised: Bernardino Poccetti’s Lost Paintings at Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence.”

Dow, who holds master’s and doctoral degrees in art history from Pennsylvania State University, is an associate professor of art history at Kansas State University. In addition to teaching introductory art history courses and upper-level courses on Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art, he also had led several summer study-abroad programs in Italy.

Also a University of Maine art history and English graduate, Dow’s research interests focus on issues of collective patronage, the production and consumption of art by non-elites, and the professional and social networks of artists and patrons in late 16th century Italy.

His interest in the intersection of digital technologies, popular culture, and the history of Renaissance art led to an article on the presence of anachronistic architectural monuments in the video game, “Assassin’s Creed II.”

Along with published journal articles, Dow is the author of a book, “Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities in the Age of Reform” (Ashgate 2014).

For more information about his program and campus visit, contact Angi Bourgeois, associate professor and interim art department head, at 662-325-2970 or ABourgeois@caad.msstate.edu.

Learn more about the College of Architecture, Art and Design by calling 662-325-2202 or visiting caad.msstate.edu, facebook.com/CAADatMSU and twitter.com/CAADatMSU.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.