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Art, Art History and Film

Jeffery Howe

fine arts department

Jeffery Howe

Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1979

Devlin Hall 430
617-552-8586
E-mail: jeffery.howe@bc.edu

 

Fields of Interest

Late nineteenth and early twentieth century art in Europe; American architecture.

Academic Profile

Professor Howe teaches a wide range of courses in the history of art and architecture. In addition to surveys on 19th-century art and American architecture, he teaches upper-level courses on Realism and Symbolism, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Prof. Howe is a former Chair of the Fine Arts department. He was the Chair of the University Arts Council, which organizes the annual arts festival on campus, from 1998- 2010. He was also the associate editor of the journal of Religion and the Arts from 1996-2008.

Representative URLs

John La Farge Stained Glass in New England: A Digital Guide

Arts Council

Religion and the Arts

Art on the Web

Representative Publications

  • John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred, Boston College: McMullen Museum, 2015. Editor.
  • “Introduction,” John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred, Boston College: McMullen Museum, 2015, 9-26.
  • “The Light of Memory: John La Farge and Stained Glass,” John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred, Boston College: McMullen Museum, 2015, 51-84.
  • Courbet: Mapping Realism, Boston College: McMullen Museum, 2013. Editor.
  • “Courbet: Mapping Realism,” in Courbet: Mapping Realism, Boston College: McMullen Museum, 2013, 9-19.
  • “Inside Out: Courbet and the Challenge of Realist Landscape,” in Courbet: Mapping Realism, Boston College: McMullen Museum, 2013, 77-84.
  • “Gustave Courbet et l’Amérique. The Belgian Connection,” in Courbet et la Belgique, catalog of exhibition, Brussels: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, 2013, 131-143.
  • “Paul Klee and the Unseen World: Ghosts, Somnambulists, and Witches,” in Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision; From Nature to Art, ed. John Sallis, Boston College: The McMullen Museum of Art, 2012, 83-92.
  • “Gustave Courbet: The American Connection,” in Courbet et Belgique, Dominique Marechal, ed., catalog of exhibition at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, scheduled for June 2013.
  • “Fernand Khnopff: Two Studies for A Sphinx 1889 / Two Studies for Victoria 1892,” brochure published by the Patrick Derom Gallery, Brussels/New York, 2011, 3-15.
  • “The Gothic Image,” in Transforming Light: The Stained-Glass Windows of Boston College, ed. Virginia Raguin, Boston College. 2009.
  • “The Refuge of Art: Gustave Moreau and the Legacy of Symbolism,” in Mystic Masque, Semblance and Reality in Georges Rouault 1871-1958, ed. Stephen Schloesser, Boston College: McMullen Museum of Art, 2008, 45-62.
  • A New Key: Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection, catalog of exhibition, McMullen Museum, Boston College, 2007. (ed.).
  • Houses of Worship: An Identification Guide to the History and Style of American Religious Architecture, London: PRC Publishing, 2003.
  • The Houses We Live In: An Identification Guide to the History and Style of American Domestic Architecture, London: PRC Publishing, 2002. (ed.).
  • "A 'Monster Edifice': Ambivalence, Appropriation and the Forging of Cultural Identity at the Centennial Exhibition," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. CXXVI, no. 4, October, 2002, pp. 635-650.
  • Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol, and Expression, catalog of exhibition, the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2001. (ed.).
  • "Nocturnes: Munch and Melancholia, and the Mysteries of Life and Death," in Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol, Expression, catalog of exhibition, the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2001, pp. 48.
  • The Plume and the Palette: Essays in Honor of Josephine von Henneberg, New York: Peter Lang, 2001. (ed.).