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We will greatly miss Ozzie Overby (1922-2014), who passed away on June 1. As a gifted teacher, mentor, and researcher of architectural history and historic preservation, his accomplishments were many. One of his most notable legacies, however, is not well known. Ozzie was responsible for saving Mizzou's iconic columns and the historic Francis Quadrangle from demolition. The taste for modern in the 1960s had led campus planners to slate the quadrangle for a drastic renovation. Ozzie, working with Chancellor Herbert Schooling, led the effort to put the buildings and columns on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now, after the St. Louis Arch, Missouri's second most photographed site. Thanks for the columns, Ozzie.
The complete obituary can be found here. The Department of Art History and Archaeology invites alumni and friends to remember Ozzie with a contribution to the endowed fund for that honors his work by supporting student research in American art and architecture.
For more information on contributing to the Osmund Overby Fund please contact us.
The Department of Art History and Archaeology teaches, and interprets through research and publication, the visual and material culture of the classical world, Europe, and the Americas. This mission is supported by nine full-time faculty members, and by a combination of departmentally-managed visual and archival resources rare in American universities.
The department considers the M.A. a broad training program characterized by a diversity of courses.
The Ph.D. qualifies the holder for teaching positions in colleges and universities and for curatorial positions in museums.
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In addition to providing elements of a liberal education, the program prepares students who wish to specialize in art history or classical archaeology for graduate work.
The department would like you to join us in welcoming this year's group of new graduate students Kelsey Frady, Laura Nerling, Jessica Anders, Pachomius Meade, Kalina Irving, Brittany Rancour, Laura Greeley, and Kaitlyn Garbarino.
Summer 2014 News
Click here to see what some of our faculty and grad students were up to this summer.
Stephanie Chapman, Ph.D. candidate, "Learning about Art History through Archaeology," in the ICMA Newsletter, August 2014, no. 2, New York, NY: International Center of Medieval Art.
Heather Smith, master's student, "A Different Picture of Female Piety: The Margaret and Catherine Window at Chartres" in Angelo, Mary P., ed., Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Vol. 8, Selected Proceedings of the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2014 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2014.
Professor Anne Rudloff Stanton, “Design, Devotion, and Durability in Gothic Prayer Books,” in Manuscripta Illuminata: Approaches to Understanding Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts, ed. Colum Hourihane (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014): 87-107.
Professor Norman Land’s article “Vasari’s Vita of Giotto,” appears in The Ashgate Reserch Companion to Giorgio Vasari, ed. David Cast (Farnham and Burlington [VT], 2014), pp. 77-89.
Lauren DiSalvo, doctoral student in archaeology, published an article in the journal Material Culture Review titled "Plaster Cast Collections from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Context: Examining Culturally Determined Significance through Environment and Time"
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