Art Historian And Lawyer Presents Lectures At Denison
Posted: September 21, 2001
Pamela White Trimpe, a renowned art historian who also holds a law degree, presents a lecture on "Art, Law and Ethics: An Introduction" at noon on Thursday (Sept. 27) in Slayter Hall Auditorium. This presentation is a critical examination of the ways in which law and ethics apply to individuals and institutions working in or with the visual arts. Relevant issues dating from the 18th century to the present will be introduced including questions about whether obscene or politically offensive artworks should be protected by the First Amendment, the relevance of copyright to art and artists and the impact of the Holocaust Recovery Act on the art world.
Curator of painting and sculpture at the University of Iowa Museum of Art Trimpe will also present a lecture titled "Victorian Fairy Painting: The Evolution of an Exhibition" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 27) in Denison's Cleveland Hall Annex room 104. This talk will trace how Trimpe, a novice curator from mid-America, developed an internationally acclaimed exhibition, including its involvement with the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The exhibit attracted record attendance levels in three countries. Slides of included works will be presented as well as relevant exhibition documentation. Both presentations are free and open to the public.
Trimpe has worked extensively on the intersection of art, law and ethics. She is on the board of the University of Iowa Art on Campus Committee and has served as the Project director for numerous grants through the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has served as a staff attorney for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Mo., as well as an independent legal consultant to artists.
Trimpe earned a bachelor of arts degreesumma cum laudefrom Graceland College (Lamoni, Iowa) in 1973 and a law degree from University of Missouri in 1978. She then went on to earn two masters degrees in art, 1984, and philosophy, 1985, and a doctorate in art history (1991) from the University of Kansas.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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