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Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence

Faculty Keynote Series

“Artists’ Homes and Studios: Inspiring Spaces”

How did archaeology at Rembrandt’s house reveal new information about his painting?  How did Monet create one of the most famous backyards in art history?   Why did Georgia O’Keeffe have two houses in New Mexico?  Join Nancy Knechtel for a look at the places where artists lived and created some of their greatest work.

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Location: E-142 Lecture Hall
Presented By: Nancy Knechtel

Nancy Knechtel joined NCCC’s faculty in 1989 after receiving a graduate assistantship in the art history department at the University at Buffalo. She currently teaches a variety of art history courses and Honors colloquiums in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences division. During COVID, she hosted a series of virtual museum tours for her students.

She studied Dutch painting at the Mauritshuis, the Rijksmuseum, and the private collection of Baron Jan Six in the Netherlands. She has received two awards from the National Endowment of the Humanities to attend Workshops for Community College faculty on “Georgia O’Keeffe: Santa Fe, Abiquiu, and the New Mexico Landscape” and on “Building the New South” at Elon University. Nancy has had articles published on teaching art history in the Art Journal and worked on several books on Frank Lloyd Wright with authors Brendan Gill and Jack Quinan. She presented on how Paris and the Louvre survived World War II for NCCC’s “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat:” A Conference on the Second World War.

Nancy has worked as a photo researcher for several documentaries including Glorious Battle: Siege of Fort Erie. WNED TV and Elbert Hubbard: An American Original broadcast nationally on the American Experience series on PBS. She loves to travel, take photographs, collect movie art and make dollhouse miniatures.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but recommended. There will be a light reception following the presentation in D-104. Due to COVID-19, everyone is required to wear a mask on campus. Thank you for your cooperation.

Registration is now closed.

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Nancy Knechtel

Nancy Knechtel 


Phone: 716-614-4075
Fax: 716-614-6828
Location: D-106 Suite
Hours: M-F, 8:00am – 4:00pm