Amy Mooney to Host Portraiture Lecture Series as University of Oxford Terra Visiting Professor

The four-part series will be live streamed on YouTube beginning Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. CST. Each lecture will feature different topic and a guest moderator.

Art and Art History Associate Professor and current Terra Visiting Professor of American Art at Oxford University, Amy Mooney, will be hosting a series of online lectures on historical American portraiture beginning Monday, May 25.

In the four-part series, Regarding the Portrait, Mooney will examine the central role portraiture played in fostering social change in the United States from the 1890s through the 1950s.

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Drawing from her forthcoming book, Portraits of Noteworthy Character, Mooney considers the strategic visual campaigns generated by individuals and social institutions that used the portrait to advance their progressive political ideologies.

The series will be live streamed on YouTube beginning Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. CST. Each lecture will feature different topic and a guest moderator:

Melanie Chambliss, an Assistant Professor in Columbia College Chicago's Humanities, History, and Social Sciences department, will moderate the lecture on Monday, June 8. 

For more information about the series and livestream, visit torch.ox.ac.uk.