Art historian and author from Philidelphia’s University of the Arts to speak at AU’s Jule Collins Smith Museum

AUBURN – Nancy G. Heller, professor of art history at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will give two lectures Tuesday, April 3, at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum. Heller will speak at 12 noon on women artists and at 2:15 p.m. on how to understand modern art.

Heller’s lecture topics reflect the subjects of her two most recent books, “Women Artists: Works from the National Museum of Women in the Arts” and “Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern Art.”

In addition to her books, Heller has published numerous articles on the visual and performing arts. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution and the American Association of University Women.

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