With a worldwide audience watching, Bolman set to reflect on two decades

Art history professor Betsy Bolman looks at a wall painting with two others

Elizabeth Bolman‘s original end-of-semester plans called for the art historian to be in the midst of research trips: After Cyprus and Ethiopia, she was set to deliver a lecture in Egypt about her work there on landmark projects-the conservation and documentation of four holy Coptic (Egyptian Christian) sites that yielded new knowledge and international appreciation of the small Christian sect’s cultural history and influence.

Instead, Bolman, the Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts and chair of the Department of Art History and Art

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