COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women will host the Diane Legan Howard Art History Lecture Series, featuring Benjamin Harvey, associate professor of fine arts at Mississippi State University, Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Art and Design Building.


Harvey will discuss “London Ladakh, and Labrador: The Art and Adventures of Mollie Molesworth,” with a wine and cheese reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public.

He received his graduate degrees in art history from the University of Birmingham, UK, and UNC-Chapel Hill. His research focuses on word-and-image issues, especially as they pertain to the art and literature of 19th- century France and early 20th -century Britain.  

Harvey is currently working on a book project with the working title of “Roger Fry’s Cézanne.” His writing has appeared in numerous venues, including publications by Cornell University Press, Edinburgh University Press and Palgrave MacMillan.

He currently serves as the Mississippi representative on the board of the Southeastern College Art Conference and as a review editor at the Open Inquiry Archive ( Harvey has interests in interdisciplinary approaches to the humanities and a commitment to supporting web-based, open-access art history projects. He also tweets (@Obridge) and maintains a scholarly blog (Emanata

The lecture series was established in 2012 to honor Diane Legan Howard’s passion for the arts. 

Howard, studied art history at The W and graduated summa cum laude from the university in 1959. Her husband, Malcolm Beard Howard, and their four children chose to honor her love for the arts through a scholarship and this lecture series.


April 9, 2015

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