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Interim Director for Graduate Studies
Department Chair, Art History
Margaret Lindauer is an associate professor of Art History. Her research has focused on museum pedagogy, including analysis of the social, cultural and curatorial implications of ways in which museums historically have been characterized as educational institutions. Lindauer has developed professional workshops, worked as an independent museum consultant, and delivered lectures and participated in colloquia at national and international venues. She teaches a suite of museum studies courses, offering students an overview of museum history, theory, and practice. She also teaches an undergraduate class in medical humanities, The Human Condition: An Arts Perspective, which takes a curatorial approach to exploring a philosophical question. The course is the basis of her current research. Lindauer holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D in curriculum studies, an MA in art history from Arizona State University, where she also was the curator of exhibitions at the Museum of Anthropology, and an MFA in fibers from Southern Illinois University, where she also completed a BA with a double major in studio art and French.