college of communication fine arts and media
Department of art and art history

 

Amy Millicent Morris

assistant professor, art and art history

(402) 554-3761 Office: 215 WFAB
ammorris@unomaha.edu


Biography

Amy Morris was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She received her B.S. in Advertising and M.A. in Art History from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. At Indiana University, where she earned her Ph.D. in 2006, she specialized in Northern Renaissance art. Currently Amy teaches survey courses and upper division courses in Early Modern European art history, including Italian Renaissance Art, Northern Renaissance Art, and Baroque and Rococo Art. Prior to teaching at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Amy gained extensive teaching experience at Wittenberg University in Ohio and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

Research Statement

The subject of my dissertation and point of departure for much of my research is Lucas Moser's Saint Magdalene Altarpiece, one of the most significant, yet understudied works of the early Renaissance in Germany. Additionally, my research focuses on a contextual examination of German painting in the Late Gothic period. My scholarship addresses many issues current in the field of Northern Renaissance art, including the function of indulgence altarpieces, Magdalene iconography in Northern Europe, and artistic self-awareness in the Late Middle Ages.


Rank:

Assistant Professor

Department:

Art and Art History

Educational
Background:

PhD, Indiana University, 2006

Research/Creative
Activity Interests:

Fifteenth-century German art, indulgence altarpieces, Magdalene imagery in art, artistic self-awareness

Courses Taught:

ART 2050

Survey of Western Art I

ART 2060

Survey of Western Art II

ART 3760

Art History Seminar

ART 4810

Northern European Renaissance Art History

ART 4830

Italian Renaissance Art History

ART 4850

Baroque and Rococo Art History

At UNO Since:

2012

Publications
/Presentations:

Publications:

  • Reinventing the Magdalene: Iconographic Studies from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Co-edited with Michelle Erhardt. (Forthcoming 2012)

  • "The German Iconography of the Saint Magdalene Altarpiece: Documenting its Theological Advisor." In Reinventing the Magdalene: Iconographic Studies from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. (Forthcoming 2012)

  • "Art and Advertising: Indulgence Altarpieces in Late Medieval Germany." In Push Me, Pull You: Imaginative and Emotional Interaction in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art, ed., Laura Gelfand and Sarah Blick. Brill, 2011.

  • "St. Magdalene Altarpiece, Tiefenbronn." Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Brill, 2009.

  • "Indulgence Prints." Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Brill, 2009.

Book Reviews:

  • Conrad Laib: Ein spätgotischer Maler aus Schwaben in Salzburg, Antje-Fee Köllermann, Review for HNA Review of Books (online), Submitted September, 2010.

  • Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective (13th edition), Fred S. Kleiner, Review of Chapter 12: Romanesque Europe, 2009.

  • The Art of Poverty: Irony and Ideal in Sixteenth Century Beggar Imagery, Tom Nichols, Review for the Renaissance Quarterly, Submitted August, 2009.

  • Mary Queen of Scots: An Illustrated Life, Susan Doran, Review for the Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, Submitted July, 2009.

  • Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship, Anne T. Woollett and Ariane van Suchtelen, Review for the Renaissance Quarterly, (Spring, 2007).

  • Jan Brueghel the Elder. The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark, Arianne Faber Kolb, Review for the Renaissance Quarterly, Winter 2005.

Presentations:

  • "The Sixteenth-Century Transformation of Moser's Saint Magdalene Altarpiece: Context and Motive" Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, October 2011

  • Panel Chairperson: "Mary Magdalene Reconsidered: Iconographical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Baroque" Renaissance Society of America, April, 2010

  • "Observations on the Iconography of Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece" Southeastern College Art Conference, October, 2009

  • "Art and Advertising: Late Gothic Indulgence Altarpieces in Germany" International Congress on Medieval Studies, May, 2009

  • Panel Chairperson: "Mary Magdalene Reconsidered: Iconography from the Middle Ages to the Baroque (Parts I and II)" Southeastern College Art Conference, September, 2008.

  • "Transforming Franciscan Magdalene Iconography: Benedictine symbols of Power and Prestige in Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece," Midwest Art History Society, March, 2007.

  • "Late Gothic Painting and Artistic Identity: A New Consideration of Lucas Moser's Inscription on the St. Magdalene Altarpiece," Midwest Art History Society, March, 2006.

  • "Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece and its German Iconographic Sources," Renaissance Society of America, Cambridge, UK, April, 2005.

  • "The Interpretation of Lucas Moser's Signature on the St. Magdalene Altarpiece: Individualism or Humility?" German Studies Association, September-October, 2005.

  • "The Motivations Behind the Sixteenth-Century Renovation of Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece," Midwest Art History Society, April, 2004.

  • "Italian Motifs in German art: Direct contact or via Upper-Rhenish painting?" Midwest Art History Society, April, 2003.

  • "Official practice vs. popular piety: What qualifies a work of art or a church as a pilgrimage destination?" International Congress on Medieval Studies, May, 2003.

  • "Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece: A Stylistic, Iconographical, and Contextual Re-evaluation," Participant in Medieval History Seminar, German Historical Institute and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, October, 2002.

  • "Private Property in a Public Space: The Dual Nature of Altarpiece Imagery," International Congress on Medieval Studies, May, 2001.


Department of Art & Art History
College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
University Nebraska at Omaha
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Omaha NE 68182-0011
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