Marie A. Louden-Hanes, Ph.D. will be the first 2015-2016 Wilkin Event Series speaker on Sept. 22 in The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum. Her lecture, “Revealing The Text: Winslow Homer and the Demi-Mode,” will begin at 4 p.m.

Dr. Louden-Hanes has been at the University since 1986. She earned her bachelor of fine arts, master of arts and Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. She is currently a senior faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and the 2015-2016 Richard E. Wilkin Faculty Chair.

For her dissertation in American culture studies she focused on the depictions of female sexuality in the work of American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910). Her research found that even though Homer’s work seemed to follow the American ideals of the American 19th century urban woman, there were more complex issues related to female sexuality in his illustrations and paintings.

Visual Literacy, which pertains to identifying, reading and interpreting the meaning of images, is the focus of all events in the 2015-2016 Wilkin Series, which will host a number of other lectures and discussions throughout the year in the Mazza Museum in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. For more information contact Marie A. Louden-Hanes at 419-701-8713 or at [email protected].

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