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Donald Myers and Erika Holmquist-Wall, November 2012

Donald Myers teaches art history courses and is the Director and Senior Curator of the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College.  He has taught at Gustavus Adolphus College since 2000, and prior to that was a curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (he was in the sculpture and decorative arts department from 1986 to 1999), and taught art history courses at The Catholic University in Washington.  His specialties include the history of Italian Renaissance art and American art.  In this interview, he discuses a special exhibit of Swedish art at the Hillstrom museum, in conversation with Erika Holmquist-Wall, from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Erika Holmquist-Wall is Assistant Curator and Provenance Specialist for the Paintings Department at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Some of her areas of specialization include Nordic art history, early 20th-century European art, Group of Seven (Canada), Symbolism, Nazi-Era provenance issues, and the history and aesthetics of collecting art.  Some of her current projects are curating “The Modern Face: Portraits from the Pompidou,“ opening at the MIA in fall 2013, developing a proposed exhibition on German Expressionism in Midwest collections, producing an online exhibition, “Jean Clouet and the Birth of the Portrait Miniature,” exploring the historical context behind the MIA’s Portrait of Princess Charlotte of France, and being project manager for WWII provenance research of the permanent collection

The interview can also be downloaded as a video podcast (278.1 MB) or as an audio file (.mp3 – 54.1 MB).

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