Every year, a leading art historian is invited to lead a seminar as part of the programme ‘Van Gogh Museum Visiting Fellow in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art’.
The seminars have been jointly organized since 2007 by the Van Gogh Museum and the University of Amsterdam, as part of the Art History Master’s course. The aim is to encourage students to perform in-depth study of an important theme relating to the Van Gogh Museum’s collection.
Visiting Fellow 2020
Due to the corona-virus measurements, the planned Visiting Fellow can't take place this year.
Previous Visiting Fellows
- 2 to 7 June 2019: Prof. dr. Neil McWilliam has given a seminar entitled Tradition and Identity: The Nation in 19th-Century Art. During this series, the question was examined to what extent nationalism manifested itself in nineteenth-century art.
- 3 till 8 June 2018: Frances Connelly, Ph.D., Professor of Modern Art at the University of Missouri-Kansas City has given a seminar entitled: The Grotesque in Late Nineteenth-Century.
28 May till 2 June 2017: prof. Willa Silverman, Mailvin E. and Lea Porfessor of French and Jewish Studies, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA. The title of her seminar was: Art and Life in Belle Époque Paris: Collectors, Decorative Artists, Esthetics.
5 till 10 June 2016: prof. dr. Richard Thomson, Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art at The University of Edinburgh, gave a seminar entitled: The Low Life of Paris and the High Culture of France. Some Themes and Questions, 1850-1914.
June 2015: Prof. em. Reinhold Heller, The University of Chicago, Edvard Munch : Vincent Van Gogh. Explorations of Affinity, Influences and Reputations
June 2014: Dr Gloria Groom, The Art Institute of Chicago, Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
June 2013: Prof. Michael Zimmerman, Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Cézanne – Reinventing the Still-Life Tradition. Opticality, Reality, Allegory
January 2013: Prof. Petra ten Doesschate Chu, Seton Hall University, In Search of the ‘Pleasing, Saleable…’. Marketing Contemporary Art in Nineteenth-Century Europe and America
May 2011: Prof. John House, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Horizontal History. Rethinking Later Nineteenth-Century French Painting
May 2010: Prof. Gabriel P. Weisberg, University of Minnesota, Illusions of Reality
May 2009: Prof. June Hargrove, University of Maryland, Paul Gauguin: Decorating our Dream
April 2008: Prof. Patricia Mainardi, City University of New York, Word & Image 1780–1900
April 2007: Prof. Richard Thomson, University of Edinburgh, Style versus the State: Naturalism and Avant-gardism in France, 1885–1900
For more information, please contact Dr Rachel Esner: firstname.lastname@example.org.