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Linda Stone-Ferrier

"The Rembrandt Research Project: Issues and Controversies"
Humanities Lecture Series

Thu., Feb. 26, 2004, 7:30pm
Location: Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium
Linda Stone-Ferrier, Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas, will present ?The Rembrandt Research Project: Issues and Controversies.? Stone-Ferrier?s lecture will address a long-standing project funded by the Dutch government that aims to determine, once and for all, which paintings were painted by Rembrandt and which were not. The project has spawned controversies among art historians about what determines authenticity and how authenticity is defined.

Seventeenth-century Dutch art, including Rembrandt?s, is one of Stone-Ferrier?s favorite subjects. She has written two books, Images of Textiles: The Weave of Seventeenth Century Dutch Art and Society (1985) and Dutch Prints of Daily Life: Mirrors of Life or Masks of Morals? (1983), and curated an exhibition on scenes of Dutch daily life and the controversies surrounding how those scenes are interpreted. She has also written 20 scholarly articles and reviews on seventeenth-century Dutch scenes of daily life and landscapes.

Stone-Ferrier holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of California-Berkeley. She has taught at The University of Kansas since 1980 and is currently the chair of the Art History Department.

During her tenure at KU, Stone-Ferrier has become a sought-after mentor and advisor for doctoral dissertations, many of which have been inspired by her own work. She has advised eight dissertations and is currently working with another seven students on their dissertations. Stone-Ferrier?s teaching style has won her several awards, including the W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence in Graduate Teaching (1998), the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Mentor Award (1994), and the H. Bernerd Fink Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching (1985).

In addition to awards for her teaching, Stone-Ferrier has received numerous research grants and fellowships including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant (1983-1984). In 1992 she was named a Hall Center for the Humanities Research Fellow.

Partial funding for the Humanities Lecture Series is provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities' 2000 Challenge Grant.

This event is free and open to the public.

February 26, 2004
7:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium
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