Monthly Archives: April 2015

Julie Nicoletta in Chicago

shaker_wop_2015_420x236Julie Nicoletta, Social and Historical Studies Division Chair and Professor of Art and Architectural History will give a public lecture entitled, “Shaker Architecture: The Search for Order in an Age of Reform,” at the Loyola University Museum of Art in Chicago on April 14, 2015.  Dr. Nicoletta will examine the Shaker built environment and how their buildings express the group’s religious and social beliefs.  She will also discuss how the Shakers incorporated ideas from the outside world and applied them to their own buildings as a means to shape behavior.  Her talk accompanies three exhibitions at the museum:  “Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection,” “As It Is in Heaven: The Legacy of Shaker Faith and Design,” and “Order in All Things: Community and Identity in Shaker Architecture.”