Teaching Pre-Modern European Art in Context

The Council of Independent Colleges organizes an annual seminar on Teaching Pre-Modern European Art in Context, with different themes each year. This opportunity is especially valuable for faculty members who teach art history at institutions without large campus museums or proximity to major art museums.
This seminar is made possible with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Read an article about the seminar in the Fall 2014 Independent.

 Current Status

Twenty-one full-time faculty members from CIC member institutions participated in the seminar on "The Uses of Antiquity," which was held in Chicago, Illinois, in July 2014.

Information about the nomination process for participants and further details about this past year's program can be found in the 2014 Art History Seminar brochure.


Questions about the seminar should be directed to Stephen Gibson, CIC director of programs, at sgibson@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.

 Advisory Committee

​Gail Andrews, Director, Birmingham Museum of Art

Betsy Fleming, President, Converse College

Dorothy Kosinski, Director, The Phillips Collection

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, President, Marlboro College

Amy Meyers, Director, Yale Center for British Art

David Pollick, Former President, Birmingham-Southern College

Philip Verre, Deputy Director, High Museum of Art

Daniel Weiss, President, Lafayette College

Stephanie Wiles, The Richard J. Schwartz Director, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University