New Herald Chair in Fine Arts announced

May 15 / 158

Professor Anne Dunlop
Professor Anne Dunlop


Professor Anne Dunlop has been announced as the fourth Herald Chair in Fine Arts. 


She follows in a distinguished line of Herald Chairs, including Professor Joseph Burke, Professor Margaret Manion, and most recently, Professor Jaynie Anderson, currently Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Art History. 


Presently Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University, Professor Dunlop has held academic posts at Yale University and Concordia University in Montreal. She has also held the prestigious post of Visiting Professor of European Arts at Zhejian University in China.


Professor Dunlop is an internationally established expert in Italian and European art between 1300 and 1550, with a particular focus on early secular art and on European links to East Asia. Her research interests include Europe’s relations with Asia and Africa in the Mongol era, early secular art and culture, the visual shift of circa 1300, and Renaissance ideas of gender. 


Her publications include Painted Palaces: The Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy (Penn State Press, 2009), and (as co-editor) Art and the Augustinian Order in Early-Renaissance Italy (Ashgate, 2007). She is currently working on two new projects. The first, Gold, Earth, and Stones: Global Exchange and Artistic Change in Italy c. 1300-1500, explores the shift in European painting in the Mongol era, which brought by new materials and contacts with Asia and Africa. The second, Castagno’s Crimes, focuses on the painter Andrea del Castagno and the use of the male figure in Quattrocento art.


Professor Dunlop will join the School of Culture and Communication in October. 

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