Daemen Awarded $2920 from the New York Council for the Humanities

Daemen Awarded $2920 from the New York Council for the Humanities for Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture Series


September 19, 2011



Contact:    Mike Andrei

                Director-College Relations




Daemen has been awarded $2920 from The New York Council for the Humanities mini-grant program to support the second annual Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture Series.  Grant funds will be used toward advertising for the program, allowing the College to reach and engage a broader audience. 


The Series is named after Jeanne File, OSF, an art historian and internationally known calligrapher, who was one of seven Sisters of St. Francis who founded Daemen (formerly called Rosary Hill) in 1947.  A beloved educator and art historian, Sister Jeanne passed away in 2010.


In her honor and to support the College’s commitment to offering programming to the surrounding community, Daemen offered the first four-part lecture series, free and open to the public, during the 2010-11 academic year.  This upcoming academic year, Daemen will again offer a four-part lecture series with events taking place at Rosary Hall during evenings listed below:


Martin Wachadlo, Architectural Historian, member of Preservation Buffalo Niagara

"A History of Buffalo Architecture"

October 13th, 7 PM


Giancarla Periti, Assistant Professor, U. of Toronto

"Art, Gender and Monastic Space in Renaissance Italy"

November 17th, 7PM


Douglas Dreishpoon, Senior Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

"Creativity and Commerce"

February 8th, 7 PM


 Elizabeth Otto, Associate Professor, U. of Buffalo

"Image as Investigation: Sciences of the Otherworldly at the Bauhaus."

March 8th, 7PM


“This lecture series honors Sister Jeanne’s well-known passion for art history by featuring scholars with a range of backgrounds,” stated Laura Sommer, Chair of Visual and Performing Arts. “It also offers an opportunity to engage Daemen students, staff faculty, and alumni as well as the surrounding community in learning about our various initiatives, including the new Visual and Performing Arts Center to open next year.”


Interest income from the Ferrari endowment, and endowed fund, also provides support for the arts lecture series.  For more information about the series, contact Pat Smith, Director of Leadership Giving at psmith@daemen.edu , or Laura Sommer at lsommer@daemen.edu.

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