Faculty and Staff
|Dr. Vibeke Olson– Associate Professor|
Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara, Art History
M.A.California State University Northridge, Art History
B.F.A.University of Denver
Twelfth Century French Architecture
Olson’s other line of research considers the reception of images by medieval audiences. For instance, did pilgrims read images differently than clerics, or did women respond differently than men to certain visual data? Questions such as these have prompted her to look at the multivalent nature of 12th and 13th century architectural sculpture in a variety of different ways such as in the context of pilgrimage or speculating on the differences between broadcast and perceived meaning by considering how the knowledge base of a particular viewing public might influence interpretation.