Aden Kumler is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Art History and Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago and an affiliated faculty member of the University of Chicago’s Medieval Studies program, Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Divinity School. She earned a BA degree from the University of Chicago, an MA from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, a PhD in the History of Art & Architecture at Harvard University, and a Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto.Her first book, Translating Truth: Ambitious Images and Religious Knowledge in Late Medieval France and England, was published by Yale University Press in 2011. With Christopher Lakey, she co-edited a special 2012 issue of Gesta devoted to materiality and meaning in medieval art. She is the inaugural co-editor of the International Center of Medieval Art’s new “Viewpoints” book series, a new forum for experimental books on medieval art history, co-published by the International Center of Medieval Art and Penn State University Press.
The College of DuPage Visiting Artist Series provides opportunities for the community to interact with leaders in the field of contemporary art, design and culture. Through lectures, conversations and workshops, a diverse range of art professionals provide students with new perspectives on contemporary artistic practices. This year’s series highlights artists who are committed to engaging with materiality through diverse mediums and practices.
The series is a collaboration between the Fine Arts and Architecture programs and the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. All lectures are free and open to the public. Times and Locations are subject to change.