Hutson, JamesAssistant Professor of Art and Design
Scheidegger Center 2035 (636) 949-4863
BiographyDr. Hutson was born in Oklahoma and studied there, as well as Texas, and Maryland, teaching and working also in Virginia and Washington D.C. Moving to the St. Charles area in 2010 with his wife Piper, he is currently Assistant Professor and Program Manager for Art History.
Educational and Professional ExperienceDr. Hutson has a B.A. in Art from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, where he majored in Studio Art (oil painting) and received a certificate in Museum Studies. Thereafter he earned an M.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, specializing in Italian Baroque Art; then moved to College Park, MD to finish his Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Maryland specializing in Early Modern Art with a minor specialization in Late Medieval Italian Art. He has been teaching since 2006. Before coming to Lindenwood, he taught at Townson University, Townson, MD, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and American University, Washington D.C.
MembershipsDr. Hutson is a member of the Renaissance Society of America, the interdisciplinary organization that brings together early modern specialists from History, Literature, Art History, and Linguistics, where he presents annually at conferences around the world. He is also a member of the College Art Association, the largest organization in the United States that unites artists, art historians, museum curators and others in the field of visual arts.
Research InterestsDr. Hutson is an art historian who specializes in early modern intellectual history and art theory. His past articles focus on treatises published by/for artists and how those shaped their careers and artistic goals, especially relating to cosmology, astronomy and anatomy. His latest book surveys the changing understanding of beauty and its origins in the human mind/soul from 1400-1700 in Italy and France.
Teaching InterestsAs the full-time Art Historian here at Lindenwood, Dr. Hutson teaches the introductory surveys open to all students, and that prepare those in the Art and Design department for advanced study in the field. Additionally, he teaches all advanced class from Ancient through the Nineteenth Century, along with the Senior Seminar courses that prepare students for graduate studies.
“Early Baroque Academies: Periphery and Capital,” Early Modern Academies of Art II: Theory, Renaissance Society of America, New York City, March 27, 2014
“Beauty, Balance, and Visions of the Universe in Renaissance Art,” Lecture Series, Lindenwood Homecoming, October 20, 2012
“Francesco Scannelli and the Physiology of Style,” Dialectics of Creation I, Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2012
“Anatomical Theory in the Late Renaissance: Astronomy and Proportion Studies,” Anatomy in the Renaissance: commemorating Marcantonio della Torre (ca.1481-1511), Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, Quebec, March 24, 2011
“Emil Frei and Munich-Style Stained Glass in St. Louis,” History and Conservation of Late 19th-Century Stained Glass, St. Peter’s Church, St. Charles, April 10, 2011
“Un modo più chiaro: Francesco Scannelli, Guercino and the Physiology of Style,” Storia dell’arte no. 132 (ns 32) (Nuova Italia: Firenze, April-August, 2012): 95-124.
“Renaissance Proportion Theory and Cosmology: Giovanni Paolo Gallucci’s Della Simmetria and Dürerian Neoplatonism,” Storia dell’arte no. 125/126 (ns 25/26) (Nuova Italia: Firenze, January-August, 2010): 25-61.
The Idea of Art: Style and Ideation in Early Modern Art and Theory, 1400-1700 (manuscript under review by Pennsylvania State University Press)