Clifton Olds

Edith Cleaves Barry Professor of the History and Criticism of Art, Emeritus

Phone 2077253825
Title Edith Cleaves Barry Professor of the History & Criticism of Art Emeritus
Department Art
Work Location 200 82 Federal Street
Clifton Olds


Dartmouth College, B.A., 1957
University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1966

Teaching appointments:
San Diego State College, 1962-1964
The University of Michigan, 1964-1982
Bowdoin College, 1982-present

Other professional appointments:
Acting Director, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1980-81.
Acting Director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1987-88.
Director, the University of Michigan/Sarah Lawrence Summer Program, Florence, Italy, 1979.

Research Interests:
Late Medieval and Renaissance Iconography
Theories of Beauty
The Japanese Garden The Japanese Garden

Most Recent Publication:
The Japanese Garden. Bowdoin College, 2001 with updates. A comprehensive, art-historical website dealing with the historic gardens of Kyoto. ( link to The Japanese Garden site »)

Recent Exhibitions Curated at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art:

"The Art of War: Four Centuries of Images, " May - August, 2003.