Mini course | Art historian Elizabeth McGowan and artist Amy Podmore, co-chairs of the Williams College Art Department, take on the age-old question: “what makes good art?”

Liz McGowan received a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts. At Williams College she has taught courses on ancient Greek art and architecture, from the Bronze Age through the end of the Hellenistic period. She has taught seminars on Hellenistic sculpture, on sanctuaries, on ancient funerary art, and on monuments and memorials over time. She has published studies on Greek funerary monuments and on the architectural orders. Her current projects include the origins of architectural motifs and sculptural decoration in Archaic Greece, and a study on Greek funerary monuments, memory, and cognition.

Amy Podmore lives and works in Williamstown, Massachusetts where she is currently a professor of art at Williams College. She received her MFA from University of California, Davis and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Previous exhibitions venues include the Tang Museum, Williams College Museum, Bell Gallery (Brown University, Providence, RI), Allston Skirt Gallery (Boston, MA), Rose Art Museum (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA), DeCordova Museum and the ICA (Portland, ME).

August 9, 2018
5 PM

Elizabeth McGowan
Amy Podmore

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