The Robert E. and Avis Tarrant Burke Lecture Series enables the Department of Art History to share the research of outstanding visiting scholars with Indiana University students and faculty, as well as with the larger Bloomington community.
Robert E. Burke was an artist and professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University from 1911 to 1949. Upon his death, Avis Tarrant Burke endowed The Robert E. and Avis Tarrant Burke Fund. Mrs. Burke also donated a collection of nineteenth-century clothing and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fans to Indiana University. These items comprise a significant part of the Elizabeth Sage Costume Collection.
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