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August 31, 2008
Bruce Cole
Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
· 8th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

· Professor of Art History and Comparative Literature, University of Bloomington (Indiana)
· William E. Suida Fellow, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, Italy
· Fellowships and Grants from Kress Foundation, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Univ. of California), American Council of Learned Societies, Guggenheim Foundation, American Philosophical Society

· Case Western Reserve University
· Masters Degree from Oberlin College
· Doctorate from Bryn Mawr College

· The Renaissance Artist at Work
· Sienses Painting in the Age of the Renaissance
· Italian Art, 1250-1550
· Titian and Venetian Art, 1450-1590
· Art of the Western World: From Ancient Greece to Post-Modernism
· The Informed Eye:Understanding Masterpieces of Western Art

· Married with two children

A complete biography can be found at http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/colebio.html

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Info: Bruce Cole joins us to talk about a program called "Picturing America." It is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project's goal is to distribute 40 large reproductions of art as a tool for teaching history and culture. These are being offered free to every K-12 school in the country, as well as to all public libraries and Head Start programs. The project is part of "We the People," a program started by Mr. Cole to promote the teaching of culture and history in schools. Bruce Cole is the 8th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is an art historian, previously teaching at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he was Distinguished Professor of Art History and Professor of Comparative Literature. He has written 14 books.

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