"Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr. to Present Edmund F.
Petty Memorial Lecture"
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall, AR 217
W. Burkhardt, Jr., Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign, will present the annual Edmund F. Petty Memorial lecture,
entitled “Houdon’s Bust of Buffon: On Science, Art, and Politics in Eighteenth
The Edmund F. Petty Memorial Lecture Fund was established in 1987 with funds from the Margaret Ball Petty Foundation, the Ball Brothers Foundation, and the Petty family. The fund was created as a permanent endowment for the purpose of bringing artists and/or art historians of national or international reputation to the Ball State University campus to serve as visiting lecturers, with an emphasis on benefiting the students and faculty of Ball State and the Muncie-area community. Over the years, speakers have included J. Carter Brown, Suzi Gablik, Grace Hartigan, and Joan Snyder.
Gail Levin, 2011
Bruce Cole, 2010
Sarah Burns, 2009
Reed Kroloff, 2008
David T. Owsley, 2007
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