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Views from Sunflower Terrace:
Celebrations in Honor of Marsha Haufler


Painting by Alan Atkinson (KU PhD ’97), 2017

Dates: Tuesday, October 10 - Sunday, October 22, 2017
Locations: Spencer Museum of Art
The University of Kansas
1301 Mississippi St.
Lawrence, KS 66045

The Oread
1200 Oread Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66044

Sponsors: Kress Foundation Department of Art History
Center for East Asian Studies
Spencer Museum of Art
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Murphy Distinguished Alumni Lecture by Professor An-yi Pan, Cornell University
(One of Marsha's First Ph.D. Students)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:15-6:15 p.m.

Keynote Lecture by Professor Patricia Berger, University of California, Berkeley
Friday, October 20, 2017
5:15-6:15 p.m.

Views from Sunflower Terrace: Symposium in Honor of Marsha Haufler
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Reunion Dinner
Saturday, October 21, 2017
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Latter Days Reprised: Buddhist Art in Honor of Professor Marsha Haufler
Jack and Lavon Brosseau Center for Learning, Spencer Museum of Art
October 10-22, 2017

Contact us at: marshasymposium@gmail.com

Marsha Haufler

These events celebrate Marsha Haufler on the occasion of her retirement. Prior to her arrival at the University of Kansas, Professor Haufler was already at the forefront of Chinese art historical research; she co-curated pioneering exhibitions focusing on women artists, Views from Jade Terrace: Chinese Women Artists, 1300-1912 and Flowering in the Shadows: Women in the History of Chinese and Japanese Painting. During her twenty-six distinguished years at the University of Kansas, Professor Haufler has contributed advanced pedagogy, scholarly research, publications, and exhibitions of Chinese art. Upon her arrival, Professor Haufler brought to the university the acclaimed exhibition Latter Days of the Law: Images of Chinese Buddhism, 850-1850 and the accompanying international symposium. As the editor and a contributor of Cultural Intersections in Later Chinese Buddhism, she has greatly advanced the study of Chinese Buddhist art. To embrace the greater area of Asian art studies, Professor Haufler played an instrumental role in launching the Korean art studies program and helped establish a tenure-track teaching position at the university. In addition, Professor Haufler steered programs and activities at the Center for East Asian Studies while serving as Director, and as Associate Dean for the Center for Global and International Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Among her outstanding external contributions, Professor Haufler served as the editor of the journal Archives of Asian Art.

Give Marsha a Memorable Gift by Contributing to a KU Libraries Fund in Honor of Marsha Haufler

The Art History Department has established a library fund in Marsha’s honor to purchase Chinese art books. We are inviting Marsha’s former students, friends, and colleagues to contribute to the fund. David Cateforis, Chair of the Department, officially announced this initiative on May 9 at the College’s reception in honor of Marsha. Many of Marsha’s colleagues and former students have already given or pledged to give to the fund. If you would like to make your contribution, you can do so through either means listed below. If you cannot give, but still want to support the fund, please share this letter with KU art history alumni and your friends.

Please direct the gifts to the Art History Development fund (35133) and mark them “in honor of Marsha Haufler.”

  • Online at  www.kuendowment.org/give and under the “I am making this gift in honor or memory of someone,” indicate the gift is in honor of Marsha Haufler.
  • Mail a check made payable to KU Endowment with “In honor of Marsha Haufler” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:
    KU Endowment
    P.O. Box 928
    Lawrence, KS 66044

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