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Cynthia Prossinger - February 11, 2005

Cynthia Prossinger

Art Historian, Fine Arts Museum, Vienna

"The Secessionist Movement in Vienna: A Visual Interpretation as Seen Through Gustav Klimt's 'Beethoven Frieze'"

8:00 PM Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Music Recital Hall

A longtime and celebrated teacher in UM's Vienna Abroad Program, Cynthia Prossinger has given lectures on art history throughout Europe and the United States. Through teaching and writing, she has built an international reputation as an expert on the Viennese avant-garde in painting and architecture, which will be the subject of her lecture.

"Otto Wagner's Church at Steinhof: The Architectural Manifestation of a New Attitude Toward the Mentally Ill"

3:10 PM Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Cynthia Prossinger. After taking a Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Vienna in 1978, she became affiliated with the Fine Arts Museum there. She has given numerous public lectures in Europe and America, including the Harvard Design School, the Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the American College in Lugano, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. A gifted and popular teacher, Dr. Prossinger offers courses in Vienna on a wide range of topics, including Austrian, Netherlandish, Italian, and French Painting and Architecture. The following university abroad programs have employed her as an art history instructor: the University of DePauw, the University of Michigan, the University of Maryland, Brigham Young University, and The University of Montana. Dr. Prossinger has taught in The University of Montana's Vienna Program since 1990. UM faculty members and UM students celebrate her as a spellbinding teacher. Her publications include the Catalogue of the Biennale: Vienna 1900 (1984), Carl Moll (1985), and The Dictionary of Art (1995).