Art Buzz February 9, 2012: Greg Clark: Sewanee art historian next Mississippi State University humanities lecturer



Sewanee art historian next MSU humanities lecturer

Source: Mississippi State University, 2-9-12

University Relations News Bureau (662) 325-3442 Contact: Margaret Kovar February 09, 2012

University of the South art history professor Greg Clark kicks off the spring semester of Mississippi State’s Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series.

His free presentation, “Betty Boop: A Roaring 20s Flapper in Depression-Era American Animation,” takes place Thursday [Feb. 23].

The 4 p.m. university program in the McCool Hall atrium will be followed by a reception and signing of his book, “The Spitz Master: A Parisian Book of Hours” (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003).

As a faculty member at Sewanee: The University of the South, Clark’s scholarly work focuses on 15th century manuscript illuminations in northern France and the southern Netherlands. Previously, he worked at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, first as a curatorial assistant and then as an assistant curator of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

Clark holds master of fine arts and doctoral degrees from Princeton University.

MSU’s Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the offices of Research and Economic Development and the Provost. The program regularly features scholars, writers and artists from around the world.

For more information about the event, contact Joy Smith at 662-325-7094 or