Tomáš Murár, Museum Studies Internship, 2013
During the fall of 2013, UI international student Tomáš Murár investigated the works of contemporary ceramic artist Richard Zane Smith. Mr. Murár's questions and finished essay may be viewed with these links.
Tomáš Murár is a student of art history at The Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is interested into the art theory and methodology of art history, arts and crafts, European Art from 16th century until today, and he is fond of American Art of the 19th and 20th centuries. That is one of many reasons why he spent the fall semester 2013 at The University of Iowa in The United States under the mentorship of Professor John Beldon Scott and UIMA Curator of Education Dale Fisher. He is about to publish his research in the Czech Art Journal Umění/Art on a 1662 festival book about Charles II's coronation in London (The Entertainment of His Most Excellent Majestie Charles II: Royalty Representation and its Visualization in a Festival Book by John Ogilby and Wenceslaus Hollar). He also researches art theory and methodology of early 20th century Central Europe, and American art of the 1940s to the present.