Contact: David Havird,
Department of English, 318-869-5085, or
Lynn Stewart, Centenary
News Service, 318-869-5120 or 868-1067
Eleanor Munro to Present Public Lectures at Centenary Nov. 15 and 16
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Art
historian Eleanor Munro, author of Originals: American Women Artists,
will give a slide presentation on women in art at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
16, at Centenary College's Meadows Museum. She will sign copies of
her book at a reception following her talk.
The author also of
On Glory Roads: A Pilgrim's Book About Pilgrimage, Munro will give
a slide presentation on religious shrines in Asia, Europe, and the Middle
East at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Meadows Museum.
Both events are free
and open to the public. Signed copies of her books will also be available
at the Meadows Museum Gift Shop.
Based on personal interviews
with many of its subjects, Originals takes a psychological as well
as esthetic approach to three generations of American women artists.
This landmark study was named one of the Notable Books of 1979 by The
New York Times. A new, expanded paperback edition was published
On Glory Roads,
an account of Munro's travels to sites of religious pilgrimage in India,
Java, Israel, and Spain, was named one of the Notable Books of 1987 by
The New York Times.
Munro is also the author
of an autobiography, Memoir of a Modernist's Daughter, published
in 1989. In her memoir she explores her girlhood spent "in the shadow
of an intellectually confident father," a well-known philosopher in Cleveland,
Ohio, whose ideas "alternately seduced and repelled" her.
Munro is visiting Centenary
under the auspices of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
in Princeton, N.J. During her weeklong residency at Centenary, she
will be lecturing to classes in art history, religion, English and psychology.
A native of Cleveland,
Munro was educated at Smith College, the Sorbonne and Columbia University.
She was an associate editor of Art News during the 1950s.
She is the author of numerous articles and reviews.
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