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I teach art history in the Fine Arts department at Boston College; my research areas are late 19th and early 20th century European art, and American architecture. I am particularly interested in art in Belgium, and Scandinavia.

I curated the exhibit A New Key: Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection at the McMullen Museum at Boston College, Feb. 10-July 22, 2007.

Previously, I was the BC curator of a major exhibition of the works of Fernand Khnopff, the leading Belgian Symbolist painter. Entitled Fernand Khnopff: Inner Visions and Landscapes, it was held at the McMullen Museum at Boston College Sept. 19-Dec. 5, 2004.

I was also the chief curator of an exhibition of the works of Edvard Munch, held at Boston College from February 5-May 21, 2001. The exhibition was entitled Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol and Expression.

I chaired the Boston College Arts Council from 1998-2010, and I was the senior associate editor for the journal of Religion and the Arts from 1996-2008.

The possibilities of using computers and the www have long intrigued me, and I have been developing teaching materials on the web for use in my classes since1996. 

 

Public Lectures -- Online Videos:

A New Key: Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection, February 2007.
http://at.bc.edu/newkey/

Obsession -- Interview on my long research on Fernand Khnopff for the program @BC, Sept. 30, 2004
http://at.bc.edu/jefferyhowe/

Writers Among Us -- Lecture on The Houses We Live In given at Boston College, March 26, 2003
http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/howe

 

Books Published:

A New Key: Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection, Boston College: McMullen Museum, 2007. Editor.

Houses of Worship. An Identification Guide to the History and Style of American Religious Architecture, London: PRC Publishing / San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 2003. 450 pages, 700 photos (525 of mine).

The Houses We Live In. An Identification Guide to the History and Style of American Domestic Architecture, London: PRC Publishing, 2002. General Editor. 450 pages, 700 photos (440 of mine).

Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol, Expression, catalog of exhibition, the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, February - May 2001. Editor.

The Plume and the Palette: Essays in Honor of Josephine von Henneberg, New York: Peter Lang, 2001. Co-editor and designer of the book.

The Symbolist Art of Fernand Khnopff, Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1982.

Recent Articles:

"The Refuge of Art: Gustave Moreau and the Legacy of Symbolism," in Mystic Masque: Semblance and Reality in Georges Rouault, 1871-1958, Stephen Schloesser, S.J., ed., catalog of exhibition, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College,

"A New Key: Modernism and National Identity in Belgian Art," in A New Key: Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection, Boston College: McMullen Museum, 2007, pp. 21-92.

"Religious Themes in the Art of Fernand Khnopff," Religion and the Arts, vol. 8, no. 4, 2004, 415-457; this is an expanded version of catalog essay (below).

"Varieties of Religious Experience - the Architectural Dimension," Religion and the Arts, vol. 8, no. 3, 2004, 27-35.

"Obsession: Fernand Khnopff and me," Boston College Magazine, Winter 2004, 24-27.

"Between Angels and Animality: Religious Imagery in the Art of Fernand Khnopff," in Fernand Khnopff 1858-1921, catalog of exhibition, Brussels: Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, January 2004, pp. 25-34.

Current Courses:

Fall 2011:
FA257 Nineteenth Century Art

Web sites for these courses are available on the Boston College Blackboard Vista pages (access restricted to current students).

Other public WWW pages I have created:

 

Jeffery Howe
Electronic Mail: howej@bc.edu

Port Lligat, Catalonia (Spain), 1996 (Home of Salvador Dali)