ROBERT DENTON MEADOWS-ROGERS, PH.D.
New York, New York
Duke University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1971 (major: religion)
Union Theological Seminary, New York, M.Div., 1974
(major: psychiatry and religion)
State University of New York, Oneonta, 1984-85, no degree
(undergraduate and graduate courses in art history)
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1985-86: nonmatriculated graduate student
May, 1989: M.A. awarded in art history
M.A. Thesis: The Learned Artist and Virgil:
Time and Providence in Rubens'
Landscape with Stone Carriers
May, 1997: Ph.D. awarded in art history
Dissertation: "The Terza Loggia in the Vatican Palace and
the Patronage of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585): Decorative
Innovation and Urban Ideology before Sixtus V"
NON-ACADEMIC WORK HISTORY:
1971-1973: (part time and full time): community mental health worker, Dept.
of Community Psychiatry, The Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York
1974-1977 and 1980-1985: Pastor in United Methodist Churches, New York Conference
(Note: since 1999, a Roman Catholic layman)
1977-1980: Assistant to the Director of Special Events, The Museum of Modern
Art, New York, New York
1986-1991: grading and teaching assistantships in the art and the religious
studies departments, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Modern Art: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
High Renaissance to 20th-Century Art: UNC, Chapel Hill
January, 1990 - July, 1992:
Visiting Instructor, part-time
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Courses: art history surveys, ancient to contemporary
Fall Quarter, 2002, and Fall Quarter, 2003:
Visiting Faculty Member
Liturgical Institute/Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois
Course: “Liturgy, Art, and Architecture”
August, 1992 - August, 2004:
Assistant Professor (tenured), Department of Art (Chair, 1997-2000)
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
Committee and Community Service:
Department Chair (1997-2000), Curriculum Committee, International
Education Committee, Community Relations Committee, Credo (Honors) Committee,
Faculty Evaluation Committees, Student Orientation Advisor
Adjunct Professor, Queensboro Community College, Queens, New York
Fall, 2004 to Present:
Adjunct Professor, Art History, Fordham University, Bronx, New York (two
courses/semester: Survey of Western Art History; Aesthetics/Art & Ethics)
During the month of May, for nine of the twelve years that I
taught at Concordia, I led
undergraduate travel seminars to various destinations in Europe,
North Africa, and the Middle East, always including at least ten
days in Italy. These nine seminars, for which the college granted a full-course credit,
focused on different academic agendas, depending on the itinerary. ---
In addition, in the spring semester of 2004, I co-led a semester-abroad
program for honors students to Greece, Italy, and Russia.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
High School Valedictorian (class of 750), June, 1967
Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University, 1971
The Travelling Fellowship, Union Theological Seminary, 1974
University of North Carolina Art Department Travel Grant (Italy), 1987
Pollard Grant, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:
Fall, 1987; Fall, 1988; Fall, 1989; Fall, 1990
Kress Fellow (dissertation fellowship) for the academic year 1995-1996
Sabbatical Leave, Concordia College, Fall Semester, 2002
Who’s Who in America, 2003 Edition
Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, 2003, 2006-2007 Edition
PUBLICATIONS and EXHIBITIONS:
Article: "Procession and Return: Bacchus, Poussin, and the Conquest of Ancient
Territory," Athanor 9, 1990 (journal of the Dept. of Art, Florida State University
Exhibitions (10): Annual Faculty Art Show, Concordia College Art Department:
1993-2002:: Photographs and Paintings
Book Review: Robin Margaret Jensen, Understanding Early Christian Art (London
& New York: Routledge, 2000) in Dialog: A Journal of Theology, vol. 40, no. 2 (Summer, 2001), pp. 157-159.
Book Review: Helen de Borchgrave, A Journey into Christian Art (Minneapolis:
Fortress Press, 2000) in Dialog: A Journal of Theology, vol. 40, no. 4 (Winter, 2001), pp. 316-317.
Exhibition: Photographs: “Encounters: Egypt and Greece”: Plains Art Museum, Fargo,
Gallery Exhibition Catalog Essay: “Timothy Ray: Between Precision and Improvisation,”
Cyrus M. Running Gallery, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, September 2 - October 14, 2002.
Exhibition: Juried One-Person Photography Exhibition: “Mural Magnificats.” The
Galleries at the Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, New York.
September - October, 2007.
Selected Lectures and PRESENTATIONS:
"Vatican Prospects, 1582": Paper presented at the College Art Association Annual Meeting, New York, February 17, 1994.
“Faith and Knowledge: the Visual Arts”: Paper presented to the faculty, Concordia College, January, 1995.
“Virgin Territory: The Fate of the Figure in Italian Renaissance Art," Presentation at the Concordia College "Communiversity," Minneapolis, MN, February 11, 1996.
“Postures of Faith: The Stance of the Figure and Devotional Values,” Presentation at the Concordia College "Communiversity," Minneapolis, MN, February, 1997.
“Visual Pneumatologies: Form, Color and Light, Space and Place,” 3 Lectures at the First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, N.D., September 14, 21, 28, 1997.
“‘I could have done that!’: The Iconology of Abstraction and the Questions of the Referent,” Presentation to be given at the Concordia College "Communiversity," Minneapolis, MN, February, 1998.
“Shapers of the Landscape and the Values of Landscape Painting” (4 lectures), Fargo-Moorhead Communiversity, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 1998.
“Optical Condensations,” gallery talk, Running Gallery, Concordia, December 1, 1998.
“The Stylistic Nuancing of the Annunciation,” presentation at First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, December 9, 1998.
“Androgyny and the Depiction of Divinity,” presentation at First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, December 16, 1998.
“The Architecture of the Church of the Nativity, Fargo, ND: A Place to Be, a Place to Find,” 17 March 1999.
Presentation & Interdisciplinary Panel Participant in Connection with the Guthrie Theater’s Presentation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: University of Minnesota at Moorhead, March 24, 2000.
“The Sublime in Music, Art, and Religion,” Presentation at First Presbyterian Church, Moorhead, Minnesota, Spring, 2000.
Panel Participant: “Wow Them and They Will Come: Bringing a Consumer Public into Today’s Art Museum,” Faith, Reason, and World Affairs Symposium, September, 2001.
“Latin American Painting,” lecture for Tri-College Spanish History Course, 1/23/01.
Paper Presentation: “Art for Art’s Sake/Art for the Church’s Sake,” “Building the
Church for 2010,” Annual Conference of The Liturgical Institute, Mundelein Seminary, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois, 31 October 2002.
Panel Discussion: Respondent and Participant, “Building the Church for 2010,”
Annual Conference, The Liturgical Institute, Mundelein Seminary, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois, 1 November 2002.
Paper Presentation: “Notes from a Catholic Pilgrimage to the Temple of Art,” Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, Annual Conference, “Epiphanies of Beauty: The Arts in a Post-Christian World,” November 16-18, 2004.
Paper Presentation: “Focus/Frame: The Historical and Contemporary Vocation of the Arts to the Liturgy,” Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Annual Conference, University of Notre Dame, June 20-22, 2005.
Scholar-in-Residence Presentation: “Art and Incarnation,” Trinity Presbyterian Church, Prescott, Arizona, December 12, 2006.
Presentation: “A Liminal Luminosity: Chagall & Matisse,” Presbytery Retreat, Hudson River Presbytery, Union Church, Pocantico Hills, New York, April 17, 2007.