Friday, February 20, 2004

From Monticello To Mulan: Lecture Examines Communicating Values Through Culture, February 26

Chestertown, MD, February 20, 2004 — Washington College's C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the Washington College Department of Art present Cynthia Schneider in a presentation, “From Monticello to Mulan: Communicating Values through Culture,” Thursday, February 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Cynthia Schneider was the Ambassador to the Netherlands from 1998-2001, and is currently Assistant Professor of Art History at Georgetown University. She was also Assistant Curator of European Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In addition to her academic endeavors, Ambassador Schneider was named by President Clinton as Vice-Chair of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
As Ambassador to the Netherlands, Schneider led initiatives in the fields of biotechnology, education and public diplomacy, and culture. Through the State Department's Art-in-Embassies program, she assembled at the Dutch embassy residence a museum-quality collection of American art. In the full-length catalogue of the collection, Another Salute, Ambassador Schneider explored the relationships between American and Dutch artists illustrated by the works of art. Schneider has published several books and numerous articles on Rembrandt and Dutch art of the seventeenth century, including Rembrandt's Landscapes(Yale University Press, 1990).
The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is an innovative forum for new scholarship about American history. Drawing on the special historical strengths of Washington College and Chestertown, the Center is dedicated to exploring the early republic, the rise of democracy, and the manifold ways in which the founding era continues to shape American culture. News about other upcoming events is available on-line at, or by calling Program Manager Kees de Mooy at 410-810-7156.

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