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“Dutch and Chinese Art in Colonial Indonesia” Minneapolis Event

Date: 10:30am PDT April 14, 2012 Location: Walker Art Center

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Walker Art Center

Meet local alumni and parents, and enjoy brunch with Lewis & Clark’s 2011 Teacher of the Year - Assistant Professor of Art History Dawn Odell. Professor Odell will present on Dutch and Chinese Art in Colonial Indonesia.  

Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m.

Brunch and presentation
Walker Art Center, Skyline Room
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

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Dawn Odell

In Spring ’11, Professor Dawn Odell was awarded Teacher of the Year by the Pamplin Society of Fellows.

Professor Odell specializes in Chinese and early modern European art and teaches a variety of courses engaging these regions, including classes on East Asian print culture, comparative approaches to European and East Asian art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and contemporary Chinese art. Her research focuses on the exchange of material goods and artistic practices between Asia and Europe in the early modern period, with a particular emphasis on the Dutch engagement with China. She has published articles on the seventeenth-century Dutch travel book author Johan Nieuhof, Chinese export porcelain, Dutch and Chinese ethnographies, and early Sinology in Europe. Her most recent research explores the visual culture of seventeenth-century Batavia (present-day Jakarta) and its diverse population of Chinese, Indonesia and Dutch inhabitants.

In addition to her campus recognition, Professor Odell received national honors last spring, including a grant from the American Philosophical Society in support of her research on Chinese and European influences on the material culture and society of the Dutch East Indies. She also received a Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship from the University of Chicago Library to conduct additional research in the university’s Special Collections Research Center.