Arne Flaten


Member, NASAD Committee on Nominations
Elected October 2017; term ends October 2018

Arne Flaten is the Director of the School of Art and Professor of Art History at Ball State University. Before joining Ball State in 2015, Professor Flaten was Chair of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) for four years. In 2013, he was named the HTC Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, the University’s highest honor. From 2008-2010, he was Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at CCU, and was recognized with the Dean’s Leadership Award for service.

Professor Flaten’s research has been supported by the Fulbright Commission, the Getty Research Institute, the Kress Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Renaissance Society of America, among others. In 2014, he was elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts–Salzburg.

Professor Flaten earned his Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio and English Literature from St. Olaf College, and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

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Posted November 2017