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April 10, 2019

Spring Faculty Luncheon

Reception 11:30 a.m., Lunch at Noon, Festival Ballroom A

Faculty Emeriti Legacy Grant recipient, Professor Trudy Cole will share her work supported by the grant. She has been focusing on the blurred lines between fine art and illustration as demonstrated in the development of her current project. Professor Cole is currently the Associate Director of SADAH and Professor of Graphic Design.


May 16, 2019

Smithsonian Mall Trip

Mark your calendars for a trip to the Smithsonian on Thursday, May 16th. Of course, you can visit whatever you like on the mall or nearby, but there are two “treats” that may especially interest you.

The first is the Sackler-Freer’s Asian art galleries which will have a highly acclaimed exhibit called “Empresses of China’s Forbidden City,” assembled by curators from several museums working in China for four years. The exhibit covers the empresses of the Qing Dynasty, from 1644 to 1912. They were Manchu rather than Han and therefore did not practice foot-binding, although they lived in a harem. A number of the empresses became quite powerful. Also, in the Sackler-Freer is James Abbott McNeil Whistler’s famed Peacock Room.

The second option is at the National Art Gallery which will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of the famed Venetian artist Jacopo Tintoretto (he was born either is 1518 or 1519). Two exhibits from Venice are going to be combined here and will show Tintoretto’s emergence as a Renaissance master.


May 21, 2019

Faculty Emeriti Scholar’s Lecture

4:00-5:30 p.m.
The Ice House

Art, Relationships and the Apocalypse - An Author’s Panel

Dr. Kay Arthur, Professor Emerita of Art History, Dr. Esther Minskoff, Professor Emerita of Special Education and Virginia Soenksen, Associate Director of the Madison Art Collection will talk about their current publications, what motivates them to write and the processes involved in writing and publishing in their unique fields.


June 6, 2019

Reception with President & Mrs. Alger

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Hall of Presidents

Mark June 6th on your calendar as President Alger is hosting a reception for the Faculty Emeriti Association at the new D-Hall Hall of Presidents Room. Following the reception anyone interested may also join a guided tour of the new D-Hall facility.

Invitations to this event will come from the President’s office, including details regarding parking and shuttles to D-Hall.


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