First Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture This Fall is October 5

Cher Krause Knight:  "Removed, Re-Sited, Reconciled: Revisiting Reviled Public Art"


September 13, 2012



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Cher Krause Knight, associate professor of art and architectural history at Emerson College, will speak 7 p.m. October 5, 2012, in The Center for Visual & Performing Arts on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst. This is the first event for 2012/2013 in the Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture Series at Daemen. 

           The title of Knight’s presentation will be "
Removed, Re-Sited, Reconciled: Revisiting Reviled Public Art." This event is free and open to the public.


Cher Krause Knight has published widely on gender in art, public art, and contemporary theory.  She has authored three books, including Public Art: Theory, Practice, and Populism (2008), and has recently completed her manuscript on Disneyworld and contemporary visual ideologies.


The Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture 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 the former Rosary Hill College in 1947. Sister Jeanne served as head of the Rosary Hill College Art Department for its first 24 years, writing and designing the early curriculum for what was, initially, the largest program at the College.  


About Cher Krause Knight


Cher Krause Knight is an art historian focused on modern and contemporary art and architecture. She is also a specialist in museum studies, with an emphasis on curatorial theory.


Dr. Knight has published her work in a variety of sources, including Analecta Husserliana: The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research, the Journal of American and Comparative Cultures, Visual Resources, and American Art Review.  


She has contributed essays to the anthologies Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women and Feminism (2007, Cambridge Scholars Publishing), and Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art: Contemporary Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1999, SUNY Press).


Professor Knight has also authored three books: An Independent Spirit: The Art and Life of R.A.D. Miller (2009, James A. Michener Museum of Art); Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism (2008, Blackwell Publishing); and Louis Bosa: A Keen Eye and a Kind Heart (2005, James A. Michener Museum of Art). She has been twice awarded the Gemmill Research Fellowship at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA, and was Emerson College's 2006-2007 recipient of the Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award. Dr. Knight is a co-founder, and currently serves as co-chair, of the Public Art Dialogue, a professional organization devoted to providing an interdisciplinary, critical forum for that field.


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