Art historian Angela Miller to speak Nov. 5 at Sheldon

Released on 11/01/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

WHERE: Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R Streets

Lincoln, Neb., November 1st, 2013 —

            Art historian Angela Miller will give a presentation at the Sheldon Museum of Art on "The Transnational Turn in American Art" at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

            Miller is a professor of art history at Washington University in St. Louis. Her book, "Empire of the Eye: Landscape Representation and American Cultural Politics, 1825-1875," won prizes from both the American Studies Association and the Smithsonian. Her specialty is landscape, but she has published widely on art and literature of the 1930s, the reception of Whitman and Melville, the reaction of European art in the United States and on the Civil War.

            Her talk at Sheldon is free and open to the public and will address her work as a scholar-in-residence in Berlin, Paris and Washington, D.C., on the global turn in American art history.

            Miller's lecture is a joint program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln between the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Department of Art and Art History in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts; additional support comes from UNL's Research Council, the 19th-Century Studies Program, and the Department of English.

            Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and Q streets, houses a permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects focusing on transnationpal American art. Sheldon is open free to the public during regular hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday. For more information, visit

Writer: Brandon Ruud


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