Dr. Bule began teaching at Utah Valley in fall of 1999, having taught previously for fourteen years at BYU. He established the BYU art history masters degree program and served as its coordinator. While at BYU, he was the first faculty member to receive twice the Alcuin Award for excellence in General Education teaching. Dr. Bule directs UVU's study abroad program in Italy, and recently served for four years as Associate Dean of the School of the Arts.
Ph.D., History of Art, Ohio State University, 1987
B.A., History of Art, Brigham Young University, 1976
B.A., Italian, Brigham Young University, 1976
Specialty research and teaching areas:
(1) Italian Renaissance art
(2) Southern Baroque art and architecture (Italy, Spain, France)
(3) Greek, Etruscan, Roman art and architecture
ART 1010 "Intro to Art"; ARTH 2710 "Survey of Art to the Gothic Period"; ARTH 2720 "Survey of Art from the Renaissance to the Modern Era"; ARTH 3040 "Italian Renaissance Art"; ARTH 3050 "Southern Baroque Art"; ARTH 391R "Seminar–Michelangelo" (Fall 2015); ARTH 391R "Seminar-Caravaggio" (Fall 2016).
Publications & lectures:
Italian Renaissance sculpture, the sculpture of Matteo Civitali, art patronage, art of the city of Lucca, Italy, Etruscan influences on art of the Renaissance, the portraits of early LDS painter, Sutcliffe Maudsley. Numerous professional and public lectures on art history, the censorship of art, issues of art restoration, the art inaccuracies of "The Da Vinci Code", and archival/genealogical research in Italy.
Professional Organizations I am associated with:
Member of the College Art Association, the Renaissance Society of America, the Italian Art Society, and, formerly, the Istituto Storico Lucchese.