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PietaFlyer2-copyPlease join the Fine Arts Department faculty, staff and students today, April 12 as they welcome Professor Emerita Martha Levine Dunkelman back to Canisius College. Professor Dunkelman will present a lecture entitled “Michelangelo’s Pietà Now and Then” as part of the ArtsCanisius art lecture series. This lecture will be held in the Montante Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow.

Martha Levine Dunkelman, PhD, began studying art history, especially the art of the Italian Renaissance, her freshman year at Wellesley College, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree. She received master and doctoral degrees from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Before coming to Canisius College on a permanent basis in 1997, Dunkelman taught at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and the University at Buffalo.

Dunkelman was a consultant for the Educational Testing Service’s Advanced Placement Program in art history for many years. She also spent several summers at Rutgers with a National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on the World of Leonardo da Vinci. She is particularly interested in the sculpture of Donatello and has published Central Italian Painting 1400-1465 as well as numerous articles and reviews.

Since her retirement from Canisius in 2011, Dunkelman continues to research and publish, participate in international conferences and write reviews for publications, including The Sixteenth Century Journal.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor, program director, art history, fine arts