Lucas Livingston

curriculum vitae

www.lucaslivingston.com
www.ancientartpodcast.org
artic.academia.edu/LucasLivingston

Assistant Director
Accessibility and Lifelong Learning
Learning and Public Engagement
Art Institute of Chicago


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

CONFERENCE PANELS & WORKSHOPS
Academic Conferences

Alcohol’s Magic in Antiquity or How to Be the Ass of Athens at Cult Practices in Ancient Literatures: Egyptian, Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman Narratives in a Cross-Cultural Perspective, ISAW, NYU, New York (5/2016)

“Evolution of Style and Theme in Egyptian Art,” Evolving Egypt: Innovation, Appropriation, and Reinterpretation in Ancient Egypt, Brigham-Young University-Hawaii (2/2/2006)

Museum Practice

Aging Without Walls: Wellness Delivered to Your Door, Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD), Atlanta (August 10, 2018)

Museums to Go: Classroom and Community Partnerships with Older Adults, Association of Midwest Museums, Chicago (July 20, 2018)

Equitable Access: Leveraging Multi-sensory Strategies to Engage and Empower Museum Learners of Diverse Abilities. CIPEG International Committee for Egyptology, Chicago (September 7, 2017)

3D-Printing and Multi-sensory Engagement in an Art Museum, Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD), Pittsburgh (August 3, 2016)

Museum3D: Experiments in Engaging Audiences Using 3-D Scanning and Printing. National Art Education Association (NAEA), New Orleans (March 27, 2015)

“Wellness Programs in Museums,” Peer2Peer Google Hangout,   NAEA National Art Education Association (NAEA) Museum Education Division (May 13, 2015)

Providing Programs and Services for Visitors with Various Cognitive and Behavioral Disabilities. Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (October 9, 2014)

Providing Services and Programming for Guests who are Blind or Have Low Vision. Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (April 25, 2014)

Graduate Students and Interns Roundtable: How to Optimize the Internship Experience? Perspectives from Graduate Students and Access Coordinators, Eleventh Annual Art Beyond Sight Telephone Conference Crash Course, co-panelist with Kym S. Rice (The George Washington University), Sally McCance (Denver Art Museum), Krista Flores (Smithsonian Institution) (October 28, 2013)

Looking at Art: Illustrated Children’s Books and Japanese Woodblock Prints. Pre-conference breakout session of the ALSC of ALA, Chicago (June, 2013)

“Collaborating With Museums to Create Interactive Arts Programs for Older Adults” (co-presenter with CJE Senior Life) at 2013 Aging in America Conference, Chicago (March 13, 2013)

Overview demonstrating the Art Institute’s programming for people with memory loss for Memory Loss, Creative Engagement, and Museum-Based Programming, a workshop presented by the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) and Educators Committee (EdCom) at the Art Institute of Chicago (June 11, 2010)

“Art and Aging: Programs and Perspectives” (co-presenter with the MoMA Alzheimer’s Project, the Alzheimer’s Association, CJE Senior Life) at the NCOA-ASA 2010 Aging in America Conference, Chicago (March 17, 2010)

“Enhancing the Customer Experience,” Workshop II of IV for The Inclusive Arts & Culture Project, Open Doors Organization, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago (November 10, 2009)

“Helping Teens & Seniors Go Live” for The Visitor’s Virtual Voice: Museum Education and the New Internet (Web 2.0), a workshop presented by the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) and Educators Committee (EdCom) at the Art Institute of Chicago (June 12, 2009)

“Serving Visitors Who Can’t See” for Association of Midwest Museums Annual Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI (Sep 26, 2007)

INTERNATIONAL STUDY LEADER

Art Institute of Chicago Member Travel Programs

  • Enchanted India (January 2016)
  • Island Life in Ancient Greece and Turkey (September 2011)
  • Antiquities of the Nile Valley and the Red Sea (February 2010)
COURSES, SEMINARS, & WORKSHOPS
LECTURES
  • Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects, Art Institute of Chicago (8/2016)
  • Alcohol’s Magic in Antiquity or How to Be the Ass of Athens at Cult Practices in Ancient Literatures: Egyptian, Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman Narratives in a Cross-Cultural Perspective, ISAW, NYU, New York (5/2016)
  • Story of German Beer (6/2016)
  • Gilded Gods and Sacred Stories of the Hindu Pantheon for Art Institute Member Travel Program Enchanted India (1/2016)
  • Spiritual Journey: In the Footsteps of Buddha for Art Institute Member Travel Program Enchanted India (1/2016)
  • New Currents in Contemporary Indian Art for Art Institute Member Travel Program Enchanted India (1/2016)
  • Pub Crawl around the World: the Art of Drink in Ancient Egypt, China, and the Americas (1/2016)
  • Gate of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings, Art Institute of Chicago (12/2015)
  • In the Footsteps of Greatness: Alexander to Buddha, Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, Oak Park (11/30/2015)
  • Things that Go Bump: Witches, Demons, and Ghosts, Friends of Glenview Public Library (10/2015) & Tinley Park Public Library (10/18/2017)
  • Age of Indulgence: Beer and Wine in the Era of Jane Austen, Goose Island Clybourn for the Jane Austen Society of North America Greater Chicago Region (7/12/2015)
  • Reading Egyptian Art: Hieroglyphs and Sacred Symbols, Art Institute of Chicago (2/17/2015)
  • Katsushika Hokusai and the Clarence Buckingham Collection, Art Institute of Chicago Member Lecture Series (2/4/2015)
  • Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections, Art Institute of Chicago (10/21/2014)
  • Seated Buddha and the Networks of the Silk Road, Art Institute of Chicago Member Lecture Series (3/26/2014)
  • Shiva Nataraja and the Vast Array of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, Art Institute of Chicago Member Lecture Series (3/19/2014)
  • Fallen Warrior and the Ideals of Ancient Greece, Art Institute of Chicago Member Lecture Series (1/15/2014)
  • The Ancient Art of Drink or Becoming an Ass in Ancient Athens, Pennsic War (2012-present)
  • Art of Faith and Vision, Art Institute of Chicago Member Lecture Series (3/18/2012)
  • Floating Worlds: Japan, Art Institute of Chicago Member Lecture Series (1/25/2012)
  • Gods and Emperors: China, Art Institute of Chicago Member Lecture Series (1/18/2012)
  • Visions of Bliss: India, Art Institute of Chicago Member Lecture Series (11/23/2011)
  • Agony and Areté: Olympics and the Greek Games for Art Institute Member Travel Program Island Life in Ancient Greece and Turkey (September 2011)
  • Drinking in the Ancient World or Becoming an Ass in Ancient Greece for Art Institute Member Travel Program Island Life in Ancient Greece and Turkey (September 2011)
  • Japonisme: French Impressionism and Japanese Woodblock Prints
  • Temples & Tombs: Egyptian & Greek Art, Art Institute of Chicago Member Lecture Series (3/16/2011)
  • Ancient Wisdom, Modern Vision: The Fan Collection of Chinese Bronzes and the New Weston Wing of Japanese Art, Art Institute of Chicago (12/9/2010)
  • Impressions of Japan: Woodblock Prints and Folding Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago, Winnetka Library, Winnetka, Illinois (7/25/2010)
  • Egypt in Chicago, field trip with the Art Institute Chicago and Oriental Institute, co-host with Dr. Emily Teeter of the Oriental Institute (2/27/2010, 5/15/2010, 7/24/2010)
  • Top 10 Ancient Egyptian Myths and Misconceptions for Art Institute Member Travel Program Antiquities of the Nile Valley and the Red Sea (2/17/2010)
  • Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and Saint Louis Art Museum, Art Institute of Chicago (9/10/2009, 9/16/2009)
  • House of Snow and Gilded Gods: Art of the Himalayas for Winnetka Library, Winnetka, Illinois (6/14/2009)
  • The Alsdorf Galleries: Hindu and Buddhist Art of South & Southeast Asia, Art Institute of Chicago (4/29/2009)
  • Agony and Areté: Sport in the Ancient World, Art Institute of Chicago, Naperville (2/8/2009), City/Southland (1/13/2010)
  • House of Snow and Gilded Gods: Himalayan Art at the Art Institute of Chicago and Elsewhere, Barrington/Northwest Area Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago, Barrington, Illinois (1/14/2009)
  • Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Express Lecture Program of the Art Institute of Chicago, Winnetka Library, Winnetka, Illinois (6/29/2008)
  • Hindu Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, advanced training for Art Institute of Chicago adjunct lecturing staff, docents, and volunteers (3/1/2008)
  • The Art and Myth of Ancient Egypt in the lecture series Yesterday and Today: Art of the Ancient Mediterranean, Art Institute of Chicago, City/Southland (1/9/2008), Northbrook/Winnetka (1/12/2010)
  • “Evolution of Style and Theme in Egyptian Art,” Evolving Egypt: Innovation, Appropriation, and Reinterpretation in Ancient Egypt, Brigham-Young University-Hawaii (2/2/2006)
  • The Art and Myth of Ancient Egypt, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee (7/8/2006)
  • Dormition of the Virgin Mary, Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois (8/12/2007)
  • Longing to Touch the Holy: Exploring Relics, Tapestry, Icons, Mosaics, Barrington Presbyterian Church, Barrington, Illinois (9/18/2005)
  • Longing to See God: Exploring Paintings, Sculpture & Carvings, Barrington Presbyterian Church, Barrington, Illinois (9/11/2005)
GALLERY TALKS

Ancient Mediterranean Civilization:

  • Legends of Dionysus
  • Drinking with Dionysus
  • Drinking in Antiquity
  • The Many Faces of Hercules
  • Persephone in the Underworld
  • Ancient Egyptian Myths and Misconceptions
  • Courtesans and Fish Plates
  • What’s Greek about a Roman Copy?
  • A Fond Farewell: Ancient Mediterranean Funerary Monuments
  • Greek Vase Painting Demystified! What’s It All Really Mean?
  • Reading Egyptian Art
  • The Human Figure in Egyptian Art
  • A Good Read—Egyptian Hieroglyphs in Art
  • Osiris’s Trap Door: What’s He Hiding?
  • Naturalism and Portraiture in Ancient Art
  • The Ancient Art of Drink or Becoming an Ass in Ancient Greece
  • Memento Mori in Ancient Greece
  • A Donkey-headed Drinking Cup
  • Of Gods and Glamour—Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art
  • Techniques of Greek Vase Painting
  • When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great
  • Statue of a Young Dionysus
  • Drinking in Antiquity
  • Best Friend: Canines in Antiquity
  • Immortal Beloved: A Roman Portrait of Antinous

Western Art:

  • Modern Art, Ancient Roots
  • Elgin to Ellsworth: The Parthenon Frieze and the Chicago Panels
  • Architecture and History of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • American Environments
  • Rhythm in Art
  • Modern Portraits
  • Unexpected Art
  • Everyday Extraordinary

East Meets West:

  • One Ring to Rule Them All
  • Hands on with 3D-Printed Objects
  • Please Touch!
  • Spooky Scenes and Scary Stories
  • Impressionism and Japanese Prints
  • Child Gods
  • Flight of Fancy: Winged Creatures
  • Japonisme: French Impressionism and Japanese Prints
  • Art of the Silk Road
  • Alexander’s Legacy—Buddhist Art at a Crossroads
  • Alexander in Asia
  • Frank Lloyd Wright and Japanese Prints
  • Disembodied Heads
  • Outstanding Ornament
  • Gandharan Stupa Reliquaries

Arts of Asia:

  • Culture of Wine in Chinese Art
  • Serpents in Art
  • Connoisseurship of Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints
  • Connoisseurship of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints
  • Art of the Tang Dynasty
  • Crushed Spirits: Art of the Downtrodden
  • Art of the Tang Dynasty
  • Chinese Art and the Three Teachings
  • Karttikeya, God of War
  • Tibetan Art
  • Tibetan Thangkas
  • Gender Bender: Androgynous Form of Shiva and Parvati
  • Avatars of Vishnu
  • Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure
  • The Art and Myth of South Asia
  • Images of Ganesha
  • Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Floral Motifs in Chinese Porcelain
  • Foreign Faces in Edo-period Prints
  • Kamisaka Sekka’s A World of Things
  • Chanoyu: the Art of Tea
  • Poetry of Friendship: Surimono and the Cultural Salons of Japan
  • Evening Glow: Japanese Nighttime Prints
  • There’s No Business like Show Business: Actor Prints of the Katsukawa School
  • The Arranged Flower: Ikebana and Flora in Japanese Prints
  • Yokohama-e: Nineteenth Century Prints of Americans in Japan
  • Modern Japanese Creative Prints (sosaku hanga) from the Collection of Oliver Statler
  • Ink on Paper: Japanese Monochromatic Prints
  • Japan’s Immortal Poets: The Great Female Poets
  • New Prints for a New Era: Itô Shinsui’s woodblock prints of the Taisho period (1912-1926) and Beyond
  • Hiratsuka Un’ichi
  • Egoyomi: Japanese Picture Calendars
  • 24 Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety in Japanese Prints
  • City and Country: Views of Urban and Rural Japan
  • Torii Kiyonaga and Ideal Beauty in Japanese Prints
  • Japanese Prints of the 1960’s and 70’s
  • The Alsdorf Galleries: Hindu and Buddhist Art of South & Southeast Asia
  • Deft Hands, Discerning Eyes: Chinese and Korean Ceramics
  • The Buddha’s Journey
  • Beyond the Great Wave: Hokusai’s Images of Mount Fuji
  • Japanese Art of the 1960’s
  • Buddha Sheltered by Muchalinda
  • Japanese Prints: Hiroshige’s Winter Scenes
  • Japanese Prints: Utamaro: Aspects of Beauty
  • Onchi Koshiro: Japanese Abstract Prints
  • Ghosts and Demons in Japanese Prints
  • Masterworks of Japanese Prints: Toshusai Sharaku
  • Spreading Devotion: Japanese and European Religious Prints
  • Japanese Art of the 1960’s
  • Japanese Fan Prints

PUBLICATIONS


PRESS, FILM, MEDIA APPEARANCES

Paulette Beete, “Touch and See: Accessibility Programs for People with Vision Impairments at the Art Institute of Chicago,” in Challenging Notions: Accessibility + the Arts, NEA Arts: Number 1 (2015)

AutoDesk 123D, The Art Institute of Chicago on 3D Printing (July 3, 2014)

Light Up, Taiwanese Accessibility Blog (June 23, 2013)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Creator and Host
Ancient Art Podcast
10/2006 – Present
www.ancientartpodcast.org

Assistant Director, Accessibility and Lifelong Learning, Department of Learning and Public Engagement
Art Institute of Chicago
1/2008 – Present

  • Foster enlightening interpretations and meaningful experiences of the Art Institute collection through gallery talks, lectures, museum exploration, and enriching educational programming
  • Develop and manage educational opportunities serving diverse individuals with disabilities both at the community level and with national outreach
  • Direct the Art Institute’s Road Scholar, Art Insights, and accessibility programs

Senior Programs Coordinator, Museum Education Department
Art Institute of Chicago
11/2004 – 1/2008

Freelance database designer
9/2003 – 1/2005
Design and deploy a complex relational FileMaker Pro database to house and track the private collection of a major Chicago art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. Solutions include:

  • Contain artwork publication history and conservation history, including full-text of published articles and conservation reports
  • Ability to store a virtually unlimited number of images for each art object
  • Guest privileges restrict access to sensitive financial information

Exhibition and Departmental Assistant, Asian Art
Art Institute of Chicago
10/2002 – 10/2004

  • Spearheaded the organization of a 3-day 18-scholar international symposium in conjunction with exhibition
  • Assist with all administrative aspects of a major exhibition of nearly 200 objects on loan from US and international private and museum collections
  • Key figure in Asian Art Council administrative, financial, and marketing reorganization
  • Primary administrative liaison for Department of Asian Art
    Assist with collection management and departmental financial administration
  • Conduct guided tours of exhibition and permanent collections

Research Assistant Intern, Ancient Art
Art Institute of Chicago
6/2002 – 10/2002

  • Research and record object histories, provenance, and values
  • Compose acquisition justification report for Curatorial Committee on Ancient Art
  • Respond to patrons’ questions on the collection and related historical topics
  • Update, and maintain networked collection database and object collection files

Electronic Text Services Assistant
University of Chicago Library
9/2001 – 10/2002

  • Team player in ARTFL javascript development group
  • Develop Web-based full-text electronic resources and support material for research databases
  • Field library reference questions

Computer Applications Specialist, Electronic Resources
University Libraries of Notre Dame
1999 – 2001

  • Certified Departmental Computer Consultant
  • Developed and taught information technology classes
  • Expanded my ability to explain technical and theoretical concepts in a clear and understandable manner to people of varying expertise
  • Developed technical solutions for electronic research product access
  • Designed and implemented technical knowledgebase with Web-based front end
  • Designed Web and print-based instructional documentation
    Managed and supervised departmental student assistants

Student Web Support Specialist, Electronic Resources
University Libraries of Notre Dame
1999

  • Designed and maintained Web-based instructional material for academic research
  • Database editing and manipulation

Student Consultant, Educational Technology Services
Office of Information Technologies, University of Notre Dame
1998 – 1999

  • Designed and maintained Web-based distance learning course content
  • Assisted faculty in designing educational presentations
  • Instructed faculty in use of educational and productivity software

EDUCATION

MA in the Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World
University of Chicago, 2002

BA Cum Laude in Ancient Civilization and German
University of Notre Dame, 1998
Study Abroad:

  • Universität Innsbruck, Austria, 1995-1996
  • America University in Cairo, Egypt, 1997

LANGUAGE SKILLS

German
Ancient Greek
Classical Latin
Ancient Egyptian
Colloquial Arabic


TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

PROGRAMMING AND MULTIMEDIA

Web 2.0 Social Networking & Educational Technologies, Web design, HTML, digital imaging, multimedia/scanning, audio/video authoring, podcasting & blogging

SOFTWARE

FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, Apple iLife, EndNote, QuickTime Pro, QuickTime VR Authoring Studio, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Premiere, BBEdit, Telnet, FTP, VNC, Electronic resource database installation, configuration, technical support

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, UNIX
Macintosh and PC hardware and operating system installation/configuration/support
Network installation/configuration