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Catherine Fruhan

Professor of Art and Art History

Catherine Fruhan received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and came to DePauw in 1984 after teaching at the College of Wooster. She teaches Italian Renaissance, European Baroque, and Late-Nineteenth-Century French Art, as well as a course on Documentary Film and one entitled “Rome: City and Myth.” Her research interests center on Rome as a mythic as well as a physical space and other aspects of that city in the 16th and 17th centuries--including women patrons, the collecting habits of aristocratic families, papal sculpture commissions, and pilgrimage in the Jubilee Year 1600.