Gretchen Burau portrait

Gretchen Burau

Adjunct Instructor
Degree
B.S., Bradley University
M.A., University of St. Thomas
M.F.A., 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 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARTH 110 - W11 Introduction to Art History M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

42640 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 - W12 Introduction to Art History M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

40808 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARTH 110 - W10 Introduction to Art History M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

20394 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 - W11 Introduction to Art History M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

20835 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 270 - 01 Arts of the Pacific Islands M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 311

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 311

Course Registration Number:

22277 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Gretchen M. Burau

This course covers traditional as well as contemporary sculpture, painting, architecture, and body arts of Melanesia, Island Southeast Asia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Students will learn how material culture, along with the concepts of mana and tapu sustained highly stratified cultures in places such as Hawaii and New Zealand . They will also study more egalitarian societies in which cultures maintained a balanced relationship with their environment through beliefs and social practices. Examples of such societies include the Asmat, Komoro, and culture groups that inhabit the Geelvink Bay region. Students will have the opportunity to work with objects from the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas (AMAA@UST). This course fulfills the fine arts and human diversity requirements within the core curriculum.

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