Netzer Receives Honorary Degree

Netzer Receives Honorary Degree

McMullen Museum of Art Director Prof. Nancy Netzer (Fine Arts) has received an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland for her contributions to Irish art. Netzer was presented the degree at the university's June 29 degree ceremonies in Belfast.

Netzer has authored numerous books and articles on Irish manuscripts and metalwork of the sixth through ninth centuries, and has lectured extensively on the subjects.

During Netzer's tenure, the McMullen Museum has been the venue for several exhibitions of Irish art, including an exclusive exhibition of watercolors from the National Gallery of Ireland, and "Re/Dressing Cathleen," the first exhibition in America dedicated to the works of Ireland's current female artists. Last fall, the museum presented the North American debut of "Irish Art Now," a traveling exhibition curated by Declan McGonagle of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

-Rosanne Pellegrini

 

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