Pieter Broucke, Director of the Arts; Professorr of History of Art and Architecture, Middlebury college; Associate Curator of Ancient Art, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont, United States
Pieter Broucke is the director of the Arts at Middlebury College. In that capacity he oversees seven academic departments and programs in the arts, the college museum, and a performing arts center. He is a professor in the department of History of Art and Architecture, the associate curator of Ancient Art at the college museum; and the acting head of the Architectural Studies program.
His scholarship focuses on ancient art and architectural history broadly defined. His most recent book is a co-edited exhibition catalog published in 2012 that contextualizes the Vermont quarry photographs of Edward Burtynsky. His current research project is on the early phases of design and construction of the Pantheon in Rome.
In 2012, Dr. Broucke co-organized a symposium on creativity and collaboration at Middlebury College. That brought together artists, performers, and scientists for three days of presentations, performances, panels, and discussions. Currently he is preparing a new foundations course on visual culture that will rely, in part, on the neuroscience of visual communication and the mechanics of perception.
Dr. Broucke holds a professional degree in architecture from Ghent, Belgium an MA in Archaeology from the University of Minnesota; and a PhD in Art History from Yale University.