Lamar art professor hosting free lecture

Lamar art professor hosting free lecture

University art history assistant professor Julia C. Fischer will give a talk on Prince Varughese Thomas: The Legacy of Narcissus at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ fall Taste of the Arts Lecture Series on Friday, Nov. 8, at 12:30 p.m. 

The talk is free and open to the public. A buffet-style lunch for $14.02 (including tax) per person will be served following the lecture. All are welcome to join the conversation in the AMSET library. 

Fischer is an assistant professor of art history at Lamar University, where she teaches courses in ancient, Asian and Renaissance art along with a specialized class in art crime. Fischer’s primary research focuses on the iconography, reception and propaganda of Roman Imperial cameos. Her other areas of interest include issues of cultural heritage, Roman topography, the minor arts of antiquity, travel photography in 19th century Japan and anything Italian. She is the author of two books and the editor of two books. 

In 2016, Fischer was named Lamar University’s Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. Prince Varughese Thomas: The Legacy of Narcissus will be on view until Dec. 1 in the main galleries. This exhibition features works by Prince Varughese Thomas, a multidisciplinary artist who is part of what has come to be known as the Indian Diaspora. AMSET is located at 500 Main St. in downtown Beaumont. 

Call (409) 832-3432 or visit for more information.