Anne Leonard (The University of Chicago)
Friday, October 14, 2016
03:05 pm to 04:50 pm
Jackman Humanities Institute Room 100 (1st floor)
170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 Canada
Anne Leonard is Curator and Associate Director of Academic Initiatives at the Smart Museum of Art and Lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. She specializes in European nineteenth-century art, particularly that of France and Belgium. Research interests include Symbolism and Wagnerism, attention and modes of aesthetic experience, time in painting, and nationalism and internationalism. A primary area of scholarly focus has been the relations between visual art and music, which are the subject of a book she co-edited with musicologist Tim Shephard, The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture (2014), the first comprehensive reference work in this field. She has also published seven exhibition catalogues at the Smart Museum (including Looking and Listening in Nineteenth-Century France, 2007, co-edited with Martha Ward); chapters in several edited volumes; and an article in the Art Bulletin. She holds a PhD from Harvard University and has worked in curatorial departments at the Fogg Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.