The Carlos Museum recently dedicated The John Howett Works on Paper Study Room. The room honors Howett (pictured here holding the sign for the room), one of the first members of the art history department, on his retirement from the University at the end of this academic year. The Department of Art History and the Carlos Museum also have established a fund to honor Howett that will provide an endowment for art acquisitions and programs such as lectures and symposia.
During his career of more than 30 years at Emory, Howett has won two prestigious teaching awards: the Emory Williams Award for Teaching in the Humanities and the Emory Senior Council Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service to Undergraduate Students. A scholar of Italian Renaissance and contemporary American art, Howett has been the curator of many exhibitions at the Carlos Mu-seum, as well as the High Museum of Art and at other museums in the region. He has been a long-time member of the boards of directors of the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta College of Art.
Works in the room include acquisitions of the art history department as well as works from the Baer Collection, which is on loan to the Carlos Museum. Artists represented include Delacroix, Rembrandt and Rubens. The room will be used primarily by students and faculty, as well those from other artistic institutions in Atlanta. For example, Assistant Professor of Art History Marc Gotlieb, who is working on a fall exhibition called "A Paris Salon," is using the room's collections as a resource for that exhibition.
Contributions are invited and may be sent to the John Howett Endowment Fund, Carlos Museum. For further information, call Anna Lalos at 727-4291.