Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

Betsy Broun on Understanding American Democracy through American Art
  • Betsy Broun on Understanding American Democracy through American Art
  • Lecture
  • 9/9/2010
  • 17:30-18:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art
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Event Description
Elizabeth "Betsy" Broun received a bachelor's degree in French in 1968, a master's degree in history of art in 1969 and doctorate in history of art in 1976, all from KU. She also holds a certificate of advanced study from the University of Bordeaux, France. From 1976 to 1983, Broun was curator of prints and drawings at the Spencer Museum of Art at KU and was an assistant professor of history of art. During her last year at KU, she also was the acting director for the Spencer museum.
In 1983, Broun joined the Smithsonian American Art Museum, first as chief curator and assistant director, then as acting director. For the past 15 years, she has been the Margaret and Terry Stent director of the museum and its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery (Crafts and Decorative Arts) in Washington, D.C./ Franklin D. Murphy Lecture Fund