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The Franklin D. Murphy Lecture Series

David Cateforis, Series Editor (2014 - )

Established in 1979 through the Kansas University Endowment Association in honor of former chancellor Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, the Murphy Lectureship in Art brings distinguished art historians, critics, and artists to the University of Kansas, where they participate in the teaching of a graduate seminar in the Kress Foundation Department of Art History and deliver two public lectures, one at the Spencer Museum of Art and one at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the published versions of which are presented in this series.

The series has since 2015 been published by the University of California Press in association with the Spencer Museum of Art and the Kress Foundation Department of Art History. Previous titles were published by the Spencer Museum of Art (1983-2003) and the University of Washington Press in association with the Spencer Museum of Art (2008-2015).

The Murphy Fund also supports a variety of art-related public lectures and talks at KU constituting a broader Murphy Lecture Series.

The Franklin D. Murphy Lecturers (with published book titles indicated):

1979 Pierre Rosenberg, Chardin: New Thoughts (1983)

1980 Brian O’Doherty

1981 Xia Nai, Jade and Silk of Han China (1983)

1982 Richard Field

1983 Robert G. Calkins, Programs of Medieval Illumination (1984)

1983 Svetlana Alpers

1984 Nobuo Tsuji, Playfulness in Japanese Art (1986)

1986 David Rosand, The Meaning of the Mark: Leonardo and Titian (1988)

1987 James Cahill, Three Alternative Histories of Chinese Painting (1988)

1987 William Vaughan, Art and the Natural World in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Three Essays (1990)

1988 Walter S. Gibson, Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Two Studies (1991)

1989 Thomas Lawton, A Time of Transition: Two Collectors of Chinese Art (1991)

1990 Johei Sasaki

1992 Marilyn Aronberg Lavin and Irving Lavin, The Liturgy of Love: Images from the Song of Songs in the Art of Cimabue, Michelangelo and Rembrandt (2001)

1994 Lothar Ledderose

1994 John Szarkowski

1996 Karal Ann Marling, Civil Rights in Oz: Images of Kansas in American Popular Art (1997)

1996 John M. Rosenfield, Mynah Birds and Flying Rocks: Word and Image in the Art of Yosa Buson (2003)

1998 Serafin Moralejo

1999 Helmut Brinker, Secrets of the Sacred: Empowering Buddhist Images in Clear, in Code, and in Cache (2011)

2001 Yi Sŏng-mi, Searching for Modernity: Western Influence and True-View Landscape in Korean Painting of the late Choson Period (2015)

2001 Wanda M. Corn

2003 Donald F. McCallum, Hakuhō Sculpture (2012)

2004 Roberta Smith

2005 Tamar Garb, The Body in Time: Figures of Femininity in Late Nineteenth-century France (2008)

2007 Okwui Enwezor

2008 David M. Lubin, Flags and Faces: The Visual Culture of America’s First World War (2015)

2009 Christopher M. S. Johns, China and the Church: Chinoiserie in Global Context (2016)

2010 Toshio Watanabe

2012 Michael Brenson

2014 Cynthia Hahn, Passion Relics and the Medieval Imagination: Art, Architecture and Society (2020)

2017 Christine Guth, Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan: Materials, Makers, and Mastery (2021)

2018 Erika Doss

2020 Carol Armstrong

2021 Paul Binski

2022 Alfreda Murck

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