Kalamazoo Art League Presents Karen Carter, PhD, of Kendall College

Kalamazoo Art League Presents Karen Carter, PhD, of Kendall College

Posted: November 8, 2014
Source: Katie Houston
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The Kalamazoo Art League, welcomes Karen Carter, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History, Kendall College of Art and Design on Wednesday, November 12 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for a 10 am lecture.

Dr. Carter will examine Michigan Modern design within the larger perspective of early 20th-century European artistic movements. Artists and designers associated with de Stijl in the Netherlands, Constructivism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and the Bauhaus in Germany provided the theoretical foundation, utopian vision and aesthetic prototypes for reform in architecture, furniture and industrial design that, as this paper will show, carried over into mid-century American modern design.

Dr. Carter received a PhD in modern French art from the University of Chicago. She has received grants and fellowships from the University of Chicago, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the French-American Foundation in New York, and the Library of Congress (Kluge Postdoctoral Fellowship).
Her research has been published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and presented at regional, national and international academic conferences. She is currently co-editing with Dr. Susan Waller a volume of essays that analyzes the contribution of foreigners to the development of modern art in Paris from 1870 to 1914 (to be published by Ashgate in 2015).

At Kendall, Dr. Carter teaches courses on the history of art and design including the History of Graphic Design, History of Illustration, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, and Art Criticism.