Juilee Decker aka Earl Grey on the GCVA site

Earl Grey at Spiral Jetty

Spring 2014 Courses @ Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY
ART 217 Survey of Art History II
ART 470 War & Remembrance
FDN 112: Engaging Objects

Office Hours, Spring 2014:
Monday 1-2 pm
Wednesday 1-3 pm
Thursday 9-10:30 am **in the Mulberry Cafe**

Dr. Juilee Decker is Associate Professor of Art History and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s Studies and Chair of the Art Department.  She joined the faculty of Georgetown College in the Fall 2004. Recent professional work includes public art, museums, and archives. In August 2008, Dr Decker was named Editor of the award winning journal, Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals published by AltaMira Press. In June 2008, she was appointed Exam Leader for the Advanced Placement (AP) Art History Exam. In this role, Dr. Decker is responsible for the intellectual content of rubrics that are prepared for the reading of each year’s art history exam which is administered internationally to more than 22,000 students. Dr. Decker has taught a study abroad course several times, first taking students to London and Dublin in 2007-08. 

photo of Earl Grey on a Civil War battlefield

Dr. Decker’s research interest is public art, primarily. She served as the public art program manager in Cleveland, Ohio from 1998-2002. She has managed other, private collections since the 1990s and serves as a public art curator, reviewer, and consultant. Her current research is two-fold: looking at the work of one of Kentucky’s less studied female sculptors and, second, a contextual consideration of Confederate monuments and statuary, particularly Louisville’s Confederate monument.

Ph. D. Case Western Reserve University, Art History. Dissertation: “The Possibilities of Print: John Constable, English Landscape, and the Chiaroscuro of Nature” M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Arts in Art History and Certification in Museum Studies  B.S. Wittenberg University, Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Art History and Russian Studies

Invited Lectures

  • “Enid Yandell: Sculptress, Bachelor Maid, Pioneer” at the Morlan Gallery, Mitchell Fine Arts Center, Transylvania University, March 25, 2014 as part of the university’s Gender Awareness Week

  • “Sculpting a Post-War Identity: Enid Yandell and Louisville’s Confederate Monument”, Civil War Conference, University of Louisville, March 8-9, 2012

  • Invited Speaker, University of Oxford, Oxford, England “The Making and Meaning of Public Sculpture”, June 4, 2009

  • Invited Speaker, Belmont University, Nashville, TN, “The Object Speaks: Japanese and Chinese Cultural Studies”, June 17, 2008

  • Invited Speaker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. “Constable: The Great Landscapes” Paper: “Translations: The Artistic and Cultural Legacies of Constable’s Six-Footers” as part of the An Expanding Vision: Constable and the Transformation of Landscape Art lecture program presented October 22, 2006

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, John Walker Manning Distinguished Mentor and Teacher Award, Georgetown College, September 2008 conferred at Opening Convocation

last updated February 2014


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