About Professor Mary Ann Calo Mary Ann Calo
, Batza Professor, Emerita, joined the Colgate University faculty in 1991 as a member of the Department of Art and History
. During her 25 years at Colgate, Professor Calo taught courses on modern and contemporary art history, the arts and public policy, and American art. She also served as Chair of the Art and Art History Department, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Director of the Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts, and Director of the Division of Arts and Humanities.
Calo has spent many years living and working in Italy, initially as a student and then later as a professor. She led Colgate’s Venice Study Group and was a visiting professor of modern art at Syracuse University in Florence. Calo is the author of three books and numerous articles, some of which grew out of research undertaken during her extended stays in Italy. Her edited volume, Critical Issues in American Art, is widely used as a textbook in college courses on American Art.
"I fell in love with Venice as a college student studying abroad in Italy. In the many years since I have had the pleasure of revisiting this splendid and fascinating city numerous times. Despite its reputation of being seemingly frozen in history, untouched by the modern world, no trip to Venice is ever the same. By far my fondest memory of Venice is the time spent with the Colgate study group I led there in 1997. To be in this magical place with a group of Colgate students was one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my teaching career. With any luck, some of you will now join this trip and we will have a chance to re-discover Venice together once again!" - Calo