Clarke Assistant Professor of art history Bryan Zygmont is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a week-long seminar on Teaching Pre-Modern European Art in Context.
Zygmont will take part in the seminar titled “The Uses of Antiquity” at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago, July 13-18. This is the second time Zygmont has been selected by the CIC to participate in a special seminar. Previously, Zygmont took part in a CIC seminar on the topic of Pre-Modern European Art in Context in 2010.
The seminar that Zygmont will attend is designed to assist art historians who teach outside their narrow scholastic focus to become more effective teachers within the area of Renaissance art. CIC selected 21 faculty members to participate in the seminar.
“The seminar I attended in 2010 focused on 13th century Italian art and fundamentally impacted the way I teach paintings of the early Renaissance,” said Zygmont. “This seminar was a wonderful example of collegiality and collaboration, and was one of the most impactful professional experiences I have had as a university professor. I am positive that the 2014 edition of this series — one that focus on the classical influences on 16th century Italian art — will be as helpful and engaging, and I am excited to take what I will learn and transition it to the Clarke University classroom.”
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