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Cary Chosen for National CIC Art Seminar
Dr. Rick Cary, professor of art and Dean of the Division of Professional Studies at Mars Hill College, is one of twenty art professors across the nation who have been selected for a seminar sponsored by The Council of Independent Colleges titled Teaching European Art in Context.
|Dr. Rick Cary|
The seminar will take place June 23 through 28 at High Museum in Atlanta, GA, and will take advantage of a rare traveling exhibition of Dutch masterpieces featuring works by Vermeer, Hals, and Rembrandt. The exhibition, which includes masterpieces like “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” will visit the United States while the collection’s home at the Maruitshuis in The Hague, Netherlands undergoes renovation.
“Viewing great paintings first hand is an altogether different experience than seeing them in books or projected on monitors,” Cary said. “This seminar will allow me and my fellow professors to see masterpieces that might otherwise be difficult to access, due to geography. I can then bring back a new and deeper appreciation for those works to my art history students at Mars Hill College.”
According to Cary, the pieces to be studied during the seminar are not just great works. They also represent the emergence of a particular style of art in European history. Prior to the 17th century, Cary said, European art was dominated by the religious themes of the Renaissance era. Dutch artists led the emergence of the Baroque style, which emphasized landscapes, scenes from the daily lives of average people, and portraiture.
The seminar will be led by Catherine Scallen, chair of the Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.