Lecture: Catherine Lusheck: Why Style Matters—Connoisseurship and the Old Masters

Catherine Lusheck, associate professor of art history/arts management at the University of San Francisco, delves into the intriguing issues of artistic style and connoisseurship—traditional art-historical interests long since eclipsed by newer methodologies. Drawing examples from Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection, Lusheck shows why attribution and an appreciation of the “hand of the artist” truly mattered in the European Renaissance.

An authority on the art of seventeenth-century northern Europe and the culture of drawings, and the author of Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing, Lusheck teaches curatorial practice in USF’s graduate program in museum studies and is an inaugural faculty chair for the new undergraduate Honors College.