Gretchen Burau portrait

Gretchen Burau

Adjunct Instructor
Degree
B.S., Bradley University
M.A., University of St. Thomas
M.FA., Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Office
44 N. Cleveland Ave.
Phone
(651) 962-5560
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5560
Mail
44C

Specialization

Burau’s research focuses on Asmat art, particularly the commission and collection activities of artist and anthropologist Tobias Schneebaum in the Asmat region during the late 1970s. Burau’s other interests include ecological art and fresco painting/restoration.

Papers and Presentations

“The Flora and Fauna Illustrata,” The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Meeting, University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN, 2017.

“Nature Printing: History and Hands-on,” LearningLife, University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education, St. Paul, MN, 2014.

“Phallosophy of Music: The Castrati Condition Understood through Lacan’s Graph of Desire,” The Spectacular EGSA Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2014.

“Sensation through Abstraction: The Place Saint-Augustin Paintings of Edouard Vuillard,” Minneapolis Institute of Art and Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities Graduate and Undergraduate Art History Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, 2014.

Curatorial Experience

“Natural Reflections: Original Art at the Andersen Horticultural Library,” University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN, 2017.

“Richard Sloan: North American Bird Lithographs,” University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN, 2015.

“The Highgrove Florilegium: A Celebration of Contemporary Botanical Art,” University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN, 2014.

“Impressions of Nature: Historical and Contemporary Nature Printing,” University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN, 2013.

“Among the Asmat: The Schneebaum Perspective,” American Museum of Asmat Art, St. Paul, MN, 2013.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARTH 110 - W08 Introduction to Art History - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 414
CRN: 40595 Instructor: Gretchen M. Burau Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art's relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures. Case studies will include architecture, sculpture, painting, and other arts, such as ceramics, textiles, and photography. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity core requirements. Consult the department website for details about the specific sections offered.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ARTH 110 - W15 Introduction to Art History - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 203
CRN: 41151 Instructor: Gretchen M. Burau Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art's relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures. Case studies will include architecture, sculpture, painting, and other arts, such as ceramics, textiles, and photography. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity core requirements. Consult the department website for details about the specific sections offered.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARTH 110 - W10 Introduction to Art History M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 203
CRN: 20432 Instructor: Gretchen M. Burau Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art's relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures. Case studies will include architecture, sculpture, painting, and other arts, such as ceramics, textiles, and photography. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity core requirements. Consult the department website for details about the specific sections offered.

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