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May 18, 2006.

SMU Professor's Book Honored
by Dallas Museum of Art

SMU’S Randall Griffin, chair and associate professor of art history, was awarded the Dallas Musuem of Art’s Vasari Award for the best art history book authored by a scholar from Texas.

His book, Homer, Eakins, and Anshutz: The Search for American Identity in the Gilded Age, examines how both artists and critics tried to create an identity for America during this era of great wealth and prominence.

Criteria for the award include originality and depth of scholarship as well as insight into aspects of art that enriches people’s understanding of visual arts.


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