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Templeton Endowed Chair On What 18th-Century Art Says About Today

Michael Yonan didn’t come from a particularly art-oriented family, but from a young age he was interested in art, reading and music. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, he took advantage of the rich art resources in the Windy City, especially the Art Institute of Chicago. Yonan was recently appointed the first Alan Templeton Endowed Chair in the History of European Art, 1600–1830, in the UC Davis Department of Art and Art History. 

Art History Event Takes On Timely Topic of Race and Museums

January 20, 2021
The 2021 Templeton Colloquium in Art History will examine the long and often fraught history between museums and African American and African art, artists and audiences. The Feb. 19 event will include presentations by two scholars on the subject that as been at the forefront during the last year.