Dr. Marie Watkins
2000 Ph.D., Art History, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
1994 & 1996 Attended Summer Institute in Western American Studies, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY
1987 M.A., Art History, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
1984-1987 Attended Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
1976 M.S., Zoology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
1974 B.A., Psychology, Furman University, Greenville, SC
Furman University, Greenville, SC History of Western Art parts I and II (formerly History and Appreciation of Art); Modern Art, 1800-1960 (formerly Arts of the 19th and 20th Centuries); Ideas in the Arts; American Art; First-Year Seminar: American Art – Pushing Boundaries; Women and the Arts
University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC
History of American Art: Colonial Times to 1860; History of American Art: 1860 to Present
Furman University, Greenville, SC
History and Appreciation of Art
Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC
Art History and Criticism; Art Appreciation
Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
Florida State University - London Study Abroad Program
Art; Architecture; Artistic Vision
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Art History and Criticism
City Colleges of Chicago - Europe (Berlin, Germany)
Art Appreciation; General Biology; Library Skills; Math Refresher; Medical Terminology
University of Maryland - European Division (Berlin, Germany)
History of Art; Early Medieval Art; Concepts of Biology; Human Biology; Introduction to Marine Biology; Introduction to Physical Science; Population Biology and General Ecology; Transitional Mathematics
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Art History and Criticism/Survey
Museum and Exhibition Experience
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
Co-curator of traveling exhibition of Joseph Henry Sharp's masterworks.
Special Collections, James B. Duke Library, Furman University
Curated the exhibition Cultural Broker in Bonnets: Jane B. Evans, Florence, South Carolina.
Fine Arts Gallery and Museum, Florida State University
Curated section on Joseph Henry Sharp for exhibition Dimensions of Native America.
Archaeological Field Experience
Unit Supervisor, Archaeological excavation of an Etruscan/Roman site in Cetamura, Italy
Untitled book on Joseph Henry Sharp, University of Oklahoma Press.
“Bound for Taos: In Search of American Art” for Elevating Western American Art: Developing an Institute in the Cultural Capital of the Rockies, 10th anniversary of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art, Denver Art Museum and the University of Oklahoma Press.
"Joseph Henry Sharp", chapter for Gerald Peters Gallery, Inc., two volume publication The Taos Society of Artists.
Book Review of Lanterns on the Prairie: The Blackfeet Photographs of Walter McClintock, UCLA American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2011, Vol. 35(1): 145-149.
"Indian Detour at El Tovar: Joseph Henry Sharp's Indian Hunters," Kresge Art Museum Bulletin, 50th Anniversary issue, Vol. IX, Michigan State University, 2009: 7-14.
"Frederic Remington as an American Icon," chapter for Icons of the American West: From Cowgirls to Silicon Valley, Gordon Bakken, ed., 2 vols. Greenwood Press, 2008: 231-276.
"It Is What It Is: Aspects of Contemporary Art," essay for Borders exhibition catalogue, SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, January 2008.
Book Review of Remington's Schuyler's West: Artistic Vision of Cowboys and Indians, Great Plains Quarterly, Spring 2005, Vol. 25(3): 132 - 133.
"Why Some Things Matter," Photography:Painting::Terri Bright:Michael Brodeur, Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC, 2005.
Book Review of Peter H. Hassrick's The American West: Out of Myth into Reality, North Dakota History, 2001 vol. 68(2): 38-39.
"The Search for the 'Real Indian': Joseph Henry Sharp and the Issue of Authenticity at the Turn of the Twentieth Century," in Dimensions of Native America: The Contact Zone Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, 1998: 96-112.
"Addie Sharp: A Forgotten Figure of the Turn of the Century West", Points West, summer 1998: 18-19.
"Joseph Henry Sharp's Monotypes: On the Cutting Edge", Buffalo Bill Historical Center News, fall 1996: 6-7.
"Frederic Remington Creator of American Icons," Florida State University Fine Arts Gallery and Museum Collections Handbook, 1995: 3-12.
"I am to Endure in Bronze: Frederic Remington," Florida State University Fine Arts Gallery and Museum Collections Handbook, 1995; 14-18.
"August Macke and Native American Imagery," Athanor, Vol. 13, 1995: 71-77.
William J. Tiffany III, William H. Luer, and Marie A. Watkins, "Intracellular and Intraluminal Aspects of Renal Calculosis in the Marine Mollusk Macrocalista Nimbosa," Investigative Urology,Vol. 18(2), Sept. 1980: 139-143.
Averett S. Tombes and Marie W. Foster, "Growth and Development of the Appendix Masculina in Macrobrachium rosenbergii," Crustaceana, Suppl. 5, 1979: 179-184.
Papers and Panels
“Parisian Academies and Taos Studios: An Aesthetic Dialogue”, Eighth Annual Gund Lecture, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 1 October 2011, Indianapolis, IN
Panel Chair, “Deep in the Heart of the Southwest,” Southwest Art History Conference, 27 October 2011, Taos, NM
“The Legacy of Jane B. Evans: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Present and Investing in the Future,” Guest Speaker, Taos Mountain Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 9 November 2010, Taos, NM
“Painting the Crow People: Works by George Catlin, Joseph Henry Sharp, and James Bama,” paper on Sharp, Western History Association Conference, 50th Anniversary, 13-16 October 2010, Incline Village, NV
"From Paris Ateliers to Taos Adobes: How Irving Couse and Joseph Henry Sharp Brought Beaux Arts Aesthetics to the American West," Harwood Museum and The Couse Foundation, October 2009, Taos, NM
"Beaux Arts Aesthetics in the Work of E.I. Couse, Bert Phillips and Joseph Henry Sharp," Prix de West Seminar Speaker, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, June 2009, Oklahoma City, OK
"What Happens in Paris, Doesn't Stay in Paris: Beaux Arts Aesthetics in the Work of Eanger Couse, Bert Phillips, and Joseph Henry Sharp," Symposium "Taos Traditions: Artists in an Enchanted Land," Denver Art Museum, January 2009, Denver, CO
"Phoebe Apperson Hearst's Matronage of Joseph Henry Sharp: A Network of Art, Feminism, Philanthropy and Anthropology," Southwest Art History Conference, October 2008, Taos, NM
"Joseph Henry Sharp and his Early Patrons," The Taos Gallery, co-sponsored by The Couse Foundation and Jan Mellor of The Taos Gallery, July 2008, Taos, NM
"Cultural Broker in Bonnets: Jane B. Evans and the Founding of the Florence, South Carolina Museum," Southeast Women's Studies Association, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, April 2008, Charlotte, NC
Panel Chair, "Southern Women and Their Activism," Southeast Women Studies Association, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, April 2008, Charlotte, NC
"The Three Patrons of Serendip: Joseph Butler, Jr., William Holmes and Phoebe Hearst, and the Early Career of Joseph Henry Sharp," Fifth Biennial Symposium (Window to the Southwest: The Eugene B. Adkins Collection), Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, The University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History, March 2008, Norman, OK
"Following a Southwestern Trail: Jane B. Evans and the Founding of the Florence, South Carolina Museum," Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association, February 2008, Albuquerque, NM
"South by Southwest: Jane B. Evans and the Founding of the Florence, South Carolina Museum," Southwestern Art History Conference, October 2006, Taos, NM
"The Life and Art of Joseph Henry Sharp," CIWAS Presentation Series, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, August 2006, Cody, WY
"Joseph Henry Sharp's Glimpses of Transformation in Native America," Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association, February 2006, Albuquerque, NM
"Joseph Henry Sharp's Recognition of the 'Indian Problem': Imagery of Assimilation," Southwest Art History Conference, October 2005, Taos, NM
"Joseph Henry Sharp: Acknowledging and Denying the Moral Dilemma of the American Indian," Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association, February 2005, Albuquerque, NM
Panelist, "The Da Vinci Code Uncovered," Greenville County Museum of Art, October 2004, Greenville, SC
"Joseph G. Butler, Jr.'s Indian Gallery" Creating Culture and Constructing History," Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association, April 2004, San Antonio, TX
Panel Chair, "Against Representation: Performing Gender in the Visual Arts," ACS/Women's Gender Studies Conference, March 2004, Furman University, Greenville, SC
"Joseph Henry Sharp: Images of the American West," Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, November 2000, Wilmington, NC
"Frederic Remington: Creator of American Icons," Appleton Symposium, April 1995, Tallahassee, FL
"August Macke and Native American Imagery," Art History Graduate Student Symposium, Florida State University, spring 1994, Tallahassee, FL
"Growth and Development of the Crustacean Macrobrachium rosenbergii," Southern Zoological Conference, spring 1976, New Orleans, LA
Board of the Southwest Art History Council, elected October 2007.
Appeals Committee, Furman University
Furman Advantage Committee, Furman University
Faculty Sponsor for Sarah Ware, The Furman Advantage and Francis M. Hipp Summer 2011 Research Fellowship
Registration and Advising Task Force, Furman University
Leadership Awards Selection Committee, Furman University
Faculty Presentation, “Group Projects that Foster Visual Literacy,” for CTEL, third annual Teaching and Learning Forum, 29 April
Co-Moderator for Furman Engaged, “Art Presentations: Summer Internships in Art Museums and Galleries,” 3 April
First Year Seminar Oversight Committee, Furman University
Guest Lecturer, “Women in the Visual Arts”, for WGS 230: Issues in Women and Gender Studies, Furman University, 4 November
Guest Lecturer, “Images of Frontier Change” for Communications 331: Media History, Furman University, 26 September
Judge for “Plein Air Competition,” Art in the Park, Greenville, SC, 15 September
Faculty Co-sponsor and Judge for Chalk Fest
Speaker and Sponsor of Life Long Learning trip to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, for the exhibition “Louvre Atlanta: Kings as Collectors,” 4 November
Speaker and Sponsor of Life Long Learning trip to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, for the exhibition, “Wyeth, Here and There,” 4 February
Faculty Co-Sponsor for Art Students League Trips (Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, Chicago, New York)
Library Committee, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC
“The Baroque Collection at the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery,” Guest Speaker, Department of History Workshop, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC
Curriculum Committee, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
“Fountains Abbey: A Medieval Cistercian Monastery,” Guest Speaker, London Study Abroad Center for Florida State University, London, England
Awards, Grants, and Funding
Research and Professional Growth Grant, Furman University
Resident Fellowship, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Taos, NM
The Year of the Humanities Fund, The Humanities Development Fund, the James B. Duke Library and the Furman University Art Department for the Exhibition Cultural Broker in Bonnets: Jane B. Evans, Florence, South Carolina, Furman University
Resident Fellowship, Cody Institute of Western American Studies, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY
Scholar in Residence, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Short-Term Research Grant, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Dissertation Research Grant, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Scholarship, Summer Institute in Western American Studies, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY
Scholarship, Summer Institute in Western American Studies, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY
Appleton Fellowship, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Exchange Fellowship, Tulane University and Freie Universität/ Berlin, Germany