Art History Lecture with Dr. Gretchen Bender

Dr. Gretchen Bender is a Senior Lecturer and Assistant Chair of the History of Art and Architecture Department, and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of General Studies for the University of Pittsburgh. She originally specialized in European art of the modern period but has since focused her research and teaching on World Art and directs the “WHAAM” initiative at Pitt – why the history of art and architecture matters – which challenges academics and the broader public to think about the role art can and should play in today’s world. Dr. Bender will offer a fascinating night of education and scholarship. Look to our website for more details. Refreshments served.

Complimentary for Members, $5/Non-Members


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