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Jennifer Cochran Anderson

Jennifer Cochran Anderson

Adjunct Professor of Art History

Division: Fine Arts Division
Office: MB 309
E-mail: jennifer.cochrananderson@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D. in Art History, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  • M.Litt. in the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College University of Dublin, 2005
  • B.A. in Art History, Kent State University, 2001

Courses:

  • ARTH 425: Roman Art
  • ARTH 424: Greek Art
  • ARTH 200: Western Art

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Department of Art History Dissertation Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010, 2011
  • Department of Art History and College of Arts and Architecture Travel Grant, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008, 2010
  • CIHA Postgraduate Scholarship, U.S. National Committee for the History of Art, 2008
  • Nominee for the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • Creative Achievement Award, The College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • Graham Endowed Fellowship, The Graduate School, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004-2006
  • Postgraduate Award, Trinity College, University of Dublin, 2002-2004

Academic Interests:

  • Devotional Art and ex-voto imagery in Late Medieval and Early Modern Ireland
  • Wooden ecclesiastical sculpture from the Irish Lordship and Suppression eras

  Selected Works

  • Jennifer Cochran Anderson, "Sacred wood and ancient traditions: the local and international origins of wooden devotional sculpture in Ireland." Article in progress.
  • Jennifer Cochran Anderson, "Widening the canons of Irish figure sculpture, devotional carvings and their historiographical context." In Balancing the Account: Prior & Gardner and the study of medieval sculpture, edited by Philip Lindley. Stamford, UK: Shaun Tyas, 2016. In press.


Ellen C. Caldwell

Ellen C. Caldwell

Adjunct Professor of Art History

Division: Fine Arts Division
Office: Thornton Administration Center (TAC) 160
E-mail: ellen.caldwell@pepperdine.edu

  • M.A. in Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006
    • B.A. in Art History, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara (Ghana and Florence), 2002

Courses:

  • GSFA 199: Keck First-Year Seminar: Race-ing Art History
  • ARTH 300: "Non-Western" Art
  • ARTH 592: Race & Representation in American Art
  • ARTH 592: The Local Global: American Art & Globalization in the Digital Age

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Writer for JSTOR Daily and New American Paintings.
  • Kress Grant recipient for Curriculum Development with Art History Teaching Resources, 2014.
  • Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Exchange International Grant recipient for research travel to Yayasan Bali Purnati Center for the Arts, 2014.
  • Department Travel Fellowship, UCSB History of Art & Architecture Department, recipient for reserach in Ghana, 2008.
  • University of California Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Collaborative Project Award for exhibition and catalog Edible Empire: African Cocoa in a Global Economy, 2006.

Academic Interests:

  • Contemporary art, media, and visual culture 
  • Theories of representation, postcolonial theory, critical race theory
  • Constructions of race and whiteness

Links:

  Selected Works

  • Caldwell, Ellen C. "Greeting the Dawn, Seizing the Night: Christine Frierichs' 'Serenade,'" in Christine Frerichs: Serenade, exhibition catalogue, 7 March - 11 April 2015, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California.
  • Caldwell, Ellen C. "Race-ing Art History: A Case Study in Applying ePortfolios to a First Year Seminar." Art History Teaching Resources: Peer-Populated Resources for Art History Teachers, Jul. 2014.
  • Caldwell, Ellen C. "The Art and Science of Preserving the Watts Towers." KCET Artbound, Jun. 2013. (Winner of reader's votes made into a documentary short for television and web, Nov. 2013.)
  • Caldwell, Ellen C. "Myth, Midtopia, and Mapping: Frohawk Two Feathers and the Making of the Frenglish Empire," in Frohawk Two Feathers, You Can Fall, exhibition catalogue, 26 April - 30 June 2013, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey; 28 September - 22 December 2013, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, New York.
  • Caldwell, Ellen C. and Beth Caldwell, "'Superpredators' and 'Animals': Images and California's "Get Tough on Crime" Initiatives" Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies 11 (2011): 61-74.

Bryan Keene

Bryan C. Keene

Adjunct Professor of Art History
Division: Fine Arts Division 
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 200
E-mail: bryan.keene@pepperdine.edu

 

 

Biography:

Bryan C. Keene (he/him) is adjunct professor of art history at Pepperdine University and associate curator of manuscripts at The J. Paul Getty Museum. He holds a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, an MA from Syracuse University's campus in Florence (Italy), and a BA from Pepperdine. He teaches global art history and the humanities of the ancient and medieval worlds. At the Getty, he has organized numerous exhibitions ranging from topics such as gardens and landscape painting; the art of the northern Italian Renaissance courts; astronomy and astrology; calligraphy in medieval manuscripts; the concept of "paradise" in Afro-Eurasia; and on African kingship, real and imagined in European art. His exhibition, "Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts," won the 2016 Global Fine Art Award for best Early Modern exhibition and the You-2 social media award for top exhibition; his co-curated show, "Outcasts: Prejudice and Persecution in the Medieval World," tied for the Association of Art Museum Curator's 2019 Award for Excellence as top exhibition. He edited and contributed essays to the volume Toward a Global Middle Ages: Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts (Getty Publications 2019), which features contributions by twenty-six authors on book arts from Afro-Eurasia, the Americas, and Austronesia. He is developing a project on queer medievalisms in contemporary art. Bryan is committed to creating a safe space in the classroom for LGBTQ+ students, and to advocating for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in museums.

Education:

  • PhD in Art History, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
  • MA in Art History, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York and Florence, Italy
  • BA in Art History, Pepperdine University, Malibu

Courses:

  • ARTH 200: Global Art I
  • ARTH 300: Global Art II
  • ARTH 422: Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Art
  • ARTH 426: Early Christian and Medieval Art
  • ARTH 428: Renaissance Art
  • ARTH 430: 17th & 18th Century Art
  • HUM 111: Western Heritage I

Topics:

  • A Global Middle Ages: the nexus of books and portable objects in Afro-Eurasia, the Americas, and Austronesia
  • Illuminated manuscripts
  • Artist workshop practices
  • Gardens and botanical networks
  • Queer art history and religion
  • Leadership, diversity, inclusion, equity, and access in museums

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • The Association of Art Historians, affiliate
  • The Association of Art Museum Curators, affiliate and membership committee member (2017-2019)
  • The International Center for Medieval Art, affiliate
  • The Medieval Academy of America, affiliate
  • The Renaissance Society of America, affiliate
  • Italian Art Society, affiliate
  • College Art Association, affiliate
  • The Association of Art Historians, affiliate
  • The Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography, 2014
  • The Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography, 2013
  • Institute for Historical Research in Latin and English Paleography, 2013
  • Medici Archive Project Italian Paleography, 2013
  • The International Center for Medieval Art, affiliate and 2012 Graduate Student Committee
  • The Courtauld Institute of Art fellowships from the Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Foundation, the Lucy Mitchell Innes and David Nash fund, the Professor Peter Baldwin and Dr. Lisbet Rausing scholarship, the Linda Kristen Bennett fund, the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation, the Nicholas E. Ferguson scholarship, the American Foundation for The Courtauld Institue of Art scholarship, and The Courtauld scholarship fund
  • Syracuse University Florence Fellow

Links:


  Selected Works

  • Toward a Global Middle Ages: Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts, editor. The J. Paul Getty Museum. 2019. [A twenty-six-author volume on book arts from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas]
  • "Painter-Illuminator Workshops and the Church of San Giorgio a Ruballa: The Case of Bernardo Daddi and Pacino di Bonaguida," Festschrift for Joanna Cannon (forthcoming).
  • "Da Lucca a Los Angeles: Ricostruzione di un graduale di Niccolò da Bologna," Alumina Pagine Miniate, no. 65 (Apr.-Jun. 2019), 14-19.
  • With Stephanie Azzarello, "Uno splendido enigma: il Maestro del Graduale di Murano," Alumina Pagine Miniate, no. 64 (Jan.-Mar. 2019), 14-21.
  • With Rheagan Martin, "Questione di genere: La sessualitĂ  e l'identitĂ  di genero nel medioevo," Alumina Pagine Miniate, no. 61 (Apr.-Jun. 2018), 44-51.
  • With Morgan Conger, "Sestieri al paradiso: percorsi spirituali tra Europa e India," Alumina Pagine Miniate, no. 60 (Jan.-Mar. 2018), 50-57.
  • "Illuminators from Pistoia and Pisa in Trecento Florence: The Case of Two Antiphonary Commissions," in Art and Experience in Trecento Italy: Proceedings of the Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference, eds. Holly Flora and Sarah Wilkins (London and Turnhout: Brepols 2018), 279-293.
  • With Alexandra Kaczenski, Sacred Landscapes: Nature in Renaissance Manuscripts, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2017.
  • "Dyers, Weavers, and Illuminators: Evidence from the Florentine Ordinamenti e matricola della Compagnia di Sant'Onofrio (1338)," in Manuscripts in the Making: Art and Science, vol. I, eds. Stella Panayotova and Paola Riciardi (London and Turnhout: Harvey Miller 2017), 75-86.
  • With Yvonne Szafran and Davide Gasparotto, "Miniatori Fulgidi Mondi: Giovanni di Paolo," Alumina Pagine Miniate, no. 56 (Jan.-Mar. 2017), 22-28.
  • "Anonymity and Choir Book Illumination: The Case of the Master of the Antiphonary of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas," Rivista di storia della miniatura 20 (2016): 76-87.
  • "Il medioevo globale: visioni del mondo al Getty Museum." Alumina Pagine Miniate, no. 52 (Jan.-Mar. 2016), pp. 46-51.
  • "New Discoveries from the Laudario of Sant'Agnese" in Getty Research Institute Journal 8 (2016), 199-208.
  • "A Framework for Viewing Trecento Italian Workshop Practices: the Saint Francis Cycle at Assisi and Manuscript Illumination," in Encountering the Renaissance: Celebrating Gary Radke and 50 Years of the Syracuse University Graduate Program in Renaissance Art, ed. Molly Bourne and Victor Coonin (Ramsey, NJ: Zephyrus Scholarly Publications, 2016), 353-364.
  • "Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts: A Virtual Exhibition," Rivista di storia della miniatura 19 (2015):
  • 196-198.
  • "Quel tocco di verde: giardini in miniatura," Alumina Pagine Miniate 12, no. 46 (Jul-Sept. 2014), pp. 32-37.
  • "The Impruneta Antiphonary: Reframing the Collaborative Process in Works Attributed to Pacino di Bonaguida," with Nancy Turner (in progress).
  • "Green Leaves: Renaissance Gardens in Illuminated Manuscripts," Apollo, June 2013.
  • Gardens of the Renaissance. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013.
  • "Introduction," "Preparing the Soul for Heaven through Text and Song: Liturgical Manuscripts," and catalogue entries nos. 6, 7, 8, 13, 15, 16, 19, 22, 24, 27, 48, 49, 51, 52, 55, 57, 58, 61, and 62 in Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350, edited by Christine Sciacca. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012.