Diane Apostolos-Cappadona  -  Class of 1966

Inducted: 2010

 


 

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona  is Adjunct Professor of Religious Art and Cultural History in the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Adjunct Professor in Visual Culture (formerly Art and Culture) in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program, and Adjunct Professor of Catholic Studies at Georgetown University.  The recipient of Georgetown University's Alumni Association Faculty Award for 2008, she received both the Annual Award for Excellence in the Arts from The Newington-Cropsey Foundation and the Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award from Georgetown University in 2000.

 

During the 1996-97 academic year, she was a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University. Dr. Apostolos-Cappadona  is the author of the Encyclopedia of Women in Religious Art (1996); Dictionary of Christian Art (1994); and The Spirit and the Vision: The Influence of Christian Romanticism on the Development of the 19th Century American Art (1995); and of the new introduction for the reprint edition of Sacred and Profane Beauty: The Holy in Art  by Gerardus van der Leeuw (2006).  She is the editor of Isamu Noguchi: Essays and Conversations (1994); Image and Spirit in Sacred and Secular Art by Jane Dillenberger (1990); Symbolism, the Sacred, and the Arts by Mircea Eliade (1985); Art, Creativity, and the Sacred (1995 [1984]); and The Sacred Play of Children (1983); Art Editor for World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest, 25 volumes (1985-1994); and co-translator for A History of Religious Ideas, Volume III by Mircea Eliade (1985).  A Contributor to The Dictionary of Art (1996), American National Biography (1999), Encyclopedia of New England Culture (2005), Encyclopedia of American Studies (2001), Encyclopedia of Comparitive Iconography (1998), Encyclopedia of Women and World Religions (1999), Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (1998-2005), Christianity: A Complete Guide (2005), A Companion to the Study of Religion (2005), New Westminister Dictionary of Church History (2008), Makers of Christian Theology in America (1997) The (Oxford) Dictionary of Islam (2001), and HarperCollins - Dictionary of Religion (1995).

 

Dr. Apostolos-Cappadona  is the author of numerous articles for scholarly journals and collected volumes.  She and Doug Adams co-edited Art as Religious Studies (1987) and Dance as Religious Studies (1990).  With Lucinda Ebersole, she was the co-editor of Women, Creativity, and the Arts: Critical and Autobiographical Perspectives (1995).  She was the consultant for Art and Religion for the Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd edition (2005); and the advisor for Art/World Iconography for the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (2005). 

 

Dr. Apostolos-Cappadona  is preparing two anthologies, Sources and Documents in the History of Christian Art and Sources and Documents in 19th Century Religious Art in America.  She serves currently as the Area Editor for the Cultural Reception of Art for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception.


Dr. Apostolos-Cappadona  was guest curator and author of the catalogue for In Search of Mary Magdalene; Images and Traditions (2002).  She served as Core Consultant to the PBS/BBC series, Dancing!  She was a residential fellow at The Alden B. Dow Creativity Center (1982) and The Edward F. Albee Foundation (1983) in support of her study of the art and philosophy of Isamu Noguchi.  Dr. Apostolos-Cappadona   received fellowship support from the American Academy of Religion (1990), American Council of Learned Societies (1989), and National Endowment for the Humanities (1990). (1993), and as co-curator for the celebrity exhibition - Noguchi at the Dance,- for the Dance Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (1994).