Daniel Boone and his Companions by Gilbert White

About Our Program

"Picturing America: Faces, Spaces and Places" was a three-day conference in 2011 at the Kentucky Historical Society supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Participants joined premier scholars from across the country as they led sessions on works of art found in the National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America portfolio. Georgetown College professor of history and State Historian Dr. James Klotter and University of Georgia associate professor of art history Dr. Janice Simon delivered keynote addresses. Along with scholar-led sessions each day, participants attended hands-on workshops focusing on instructional strategies for using the portfolio. A one-day follow-up conference in January 2012 gave teachers the opportunity to explore Kentucky resources related to the theme of the conference and gave them an opportunity to share their classroom observations from using these materials.

The Faculty

Dr. James Klotter
Professor of History
Georgetown College
State Historian of Kentucky
Dr. Janice Simon
Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History
University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Dr. Barbara Mooney
Associate Professor, Art History
University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History
Dr. Nancy J. Scott
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Brandeis University
Dr. Susan Martis
Independent Scholar
Mentor, OH
Craig Reynolds
Independent Scholar
Elizabethtown, KY
Freda Klotter
Educational Consultant
Lexington, KY
Laura Stewart
Gallery Director and Curator of Collections
Georgetown College
Natacha Livak
Museum Education Consultant
Chicago, IL
Greg Hardison
Participatory Arts and Programs Administrator
Kentucky Historical Society
Rachel Allen
Art Teacher
Frankfort High School
Jessica Shields
Web Designer
Georgetown College

Project Directors

Dr. Juilee Decker
Associate Professor of Art History
Chair, Art Department
Georgetown College
Mike Deetsch
Student Programs Manager
Kentucky Historical Society