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Hutson, James

Associate Professor
J. Scheidegger Center 2035
(636) 949-4863

Course Information

Term Course Course Name

FA SEM 15 ARTH 22200 11  History of Western Art to 1300 (GE-FineArt/CrsClt)
FA SEM 15 ARTH 22200 H1 HON Honors History of Western Art to 1300 (GE-FineArt/CrsClt)
FA SEM 15 ARTH 22600 21  History of Non-Western Art (GE-FineArt/CrsClt)
FA SEM 15 ARTH 35600 21  Baroque Art (GE-CrsClt)
FA SEM 15 ARTH 41000 AR21  Research Methods of Art History

Educational and Professional Experience

Dr. Hutson has a BA in Art from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, where he majored in Studio Art (oil painting) and received a certificate in Museum Studies. Thereafter he earned a MA in Art History from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, specializing in Italian Baroque Art; then moved to College Park, MD to finish his PhD in Art History at the University of Maryland, specializing in Early Modern Art with a minor specialization in Late Medieval Italian Art. He has been teaching since 2006. Before coming to Lindenwood, he taught at Townson University, Townson, MD, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and American University, Washington D.C.


Dr. Hutson is a member of the Renaissance Society of America and the Sixteenth Century Society, interdisciplinary organizations that brings together international early modern specialists from History, Literature, Art History, and Linguistics, where he presents annually at conferences around the world. He is also a member of the College Art Association, the largest organization in the United States that unites artists, art historians, museum curators and others in the field of visual arts. 

Research Interests

Dr. Hutson is an  art historian who specializes in early modern intellectual history and art theory. His past articles focus on treatises published by/for artists and how those shaped their careers and artistic goals, especially relating to cosmology, astronomy and anatomy. His latest book surveys the changing understanding of beauty and its origins in the human mind/soul from 1400-1700 in Italy and France.

Teaching Interests

As the full-time Art Historian here at Lindenwood, Dr. Hutson teaches the introductory surveys open to all students, and that prepare those in the Art and Design department for advanced study in the field. Additionally, he teaches all advanced classes from Ancient through the Nineteenth Century, along with capstone courses that prepare students for graduate studies.

Selected Lectures

Li pittori parlano con l’opere: Poetry and Practice in the Academic Tradition,” Beyond Texts and Academies: Rethinking the Education of the Early Modern Italian Artist, College Art Association Conference, Washington, D.C., February 5, 2016


Affetti del’animo: A Guide to the Passions of the Soul,” Faculty Colloquium, Lindenwood University, November 18, 2015


L’abbiam fatta tutti noi: Early Modern Collaboration and the Carracci,” Sixteenth-Century Open Session, Midwest Art History Society Conference , Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, March 27, 2015


“Early Baroque Academies: Periphery and Capital,” Early Modern Academies of Art II: Theory, Renaissance Society of America, New York City, March 27, 2014

“Beauty, Balance, and Visions of the Universe in Renaissance Art,” Lecture Series, Lindenwood Homecoming, October 20, 2012


“Francesco Scannelli and the Physiology of Style,” Dialectics of Creation I, Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2012


 “Anatomical Theory in the Late Renaissance: Astronomy and Proportion Studies,” Anatomy in the Renaissance: commemorating Marcantonio della Torre (ca.1481-1511), Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, Quebec, March 24, 2011


 “Emil Frei and Munich-Style Stained Glass in St. Louis,” History and Conservation of Late 19th-Century Stained Glass, St. Peter’s Church, St. Charles, April 10, 2011

Selected Publications

Visualizing the Idea: Early Modern Art and Theory (completed book manuscript)

         "Le Accademie Bolognese e Romana: Reconsidering Center-Periphery Pedagogy," 

Storia dell’arte no. 141 (ns 41) (Nuova Italia: Firenze, April-August, 2015): 34-56.


Un modo più chiaro: Francesco Scannelli, Guercino and the Physiology of Style, Storia dell’arte no. 132 (ns 32) (Nuova Italia: Firenze, April-August, 2012): 95-124.


“Renaissance Proportion Theory and Cosmology: Giovanni Paolo Gallucci’s Della Simmetria and Dürerian Neoplatonism,” Storia dell’arte no. 125/126 (ns 25/26) (Nuova Italia: Firenze, January-August, 2010): 25-61.

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