Greensboro College Colloquium Focuses on Notre-Dame Nov. 15

October 31, 2019 11:09 am
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C. Richard GanttGREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College’s Colloquium Series focuses on the past and future of Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral, 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Cowan Lecture Hall, second floor of the Cowan Humanities Building on campus.

The event, “Notre-Dame, Paris: What Then? What Now?,” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Free parking is available in the lot behind the college’s Admissions Welcome Center at West Market Street and College Place.

The speaker will be C. Richard Gantt, an adjunct instructor of art at Greensboro College. He will look at the history of the 674-year-old showpiece of Gothic architecture and discuss what its future will be in the wake of the April 15 fire that destroyed the cathedral’s roof and spire and severely damaged other parts of the building.

Gantt’s studies have focused on art and history, ranging from ancient Greek art to garden perspectives in 17th-century France and architecture and urbanism in 18th-century London. His doctoral work focused on some of the 50 churches that an act of Parliament commissioned to be built after 1710 in and around London.

Besides teaching at the college level, Gantt also has worked as a medical illustrator, an arts-museum staffer, a designer and consultant to the state’s curator of African art collections at the N.C. Museum of Art, and a designer and project manager for the restoration and renovation of historic buildings in downtown Greensboro.

He holds an A.A. from Wingate Junior College, a B.C.A. in painting and drawing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and an M.A. in the history of art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The colloquium is part of the 2019-2020 series, “Wisdom: The Virtue of Thinking Critically, Acting Justly, and Living Faithfully.” For more information about the series, contact Paul Leslie at 336-272-7102, ext. 5309, or email lesliep@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

Think critically. Act justly. Live faithfully.


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