The seminars have been jointly organized since 2007 by the Van Gogh Museum and the University of Amsterdam, as part of the Art History Master’s course. The aim is to encourage students to perform in-depth study of an important theme relating to the Van Gogh Museum’s collection.
Visiting Fellow 2021
This year’s Visiting Fellow is Prof. Emeritus Dario Libero Gamboni (University of Geneva, Switzerland). Gamboni completed his studies at the University of Lausanne and EHESS, Paris. He has published widely on various areas of nineteenth-century art history, with a focus on the period around 1900.
One of his recent topics has been artists’ and collectors’ museums, the subject of this year’s online lecture on 6 June.
Previous Visiting Fellows
Prof. dr. Neil McWilliam has given a seminar entitled Tradition and Identity: The Nation in 19th-Century Art. During this series, the question was examined to what extent nationalism manifested itself in nineteenth-century art.
Frances Connelly, Ph.D., Professor of Modern Art at the University of Missouri-Kansas City has given a seminar entitled: The Grotesque in Late Nineteenth-Century.
Prof. Willa Silverman, Mailvin E. and Lea Porfessor of French and Jewish Studies, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA. The title of her seminar was: Art and Life in Belle Époque Paris: Collectors, Decorative Artists, Esthetics.
Prof. dr. Richard Thomson, Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art at The University of Edinburgh, gave a seminar entitled: The Low Life of Paris and the High Culture of France. Some Themes and Questions, 1850-1914.
Prof. em. Reinhold Heller, The University of Chicago, Edvard Munch : Vincent Van Gogh. Explorations of Affinity, Influences and Reputations.
Dr Gloria Groom, The Art Institute of Chicago, Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity.
Prof. Michael Zimmerman, Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Cézanne – Reinventing the Still-Life Tradition. Opticality, Reality, Allegory.
Prof. Petra ten Doesschate Chu, Seton Hall University, In Search of the ‘Pleasing, Saleable…’. Marketing Contemporary Art in Nineteenth-Century Europe and America.
Prof. John House, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Horizontal History. Rethinking Later Nineteenth-Century French Painting.
Prof. Gabriel P. Weisberg, University of Minnesota, Illusions of Reality.
Prof. June Hargrove, University of Maryland, Paul Gauguin: Decorating our Dream.
Prof. Patricia Mainardi, City University of New York, Word & Image 1780–1900.
Prof. Richard Thomson, University of Edinburgh, Style versus the State: Naturalism and Avant-gardism in France, 1885–1900.