Lesa Mason

Art history professor


  • B.A., Rosemont College
  • M.A., Temple University
  • Ph.D., Indiana University

Awards, recognitions and honors

SCAD Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development, Spring 2003; Earthwatch Grant, 1996


German Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), College Art Association (CAA), Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), American Whippet Club (AWC)

Publications and Presentations

  • "The Drowned and the Saved, Transmitting the Spirit of Place," (paper presented at the 7th Savannah Architectural History Symposium, The Spirituality of Place, The Savannah College of art and Design, Savannah, GA, February 18, 2010).
  • "Art in Sacred Space," (lecture, St. John's the Apostle Episcopalian Church, Savannah, GA, December 5, 2010).
  • "At St. Kolumba: The Drowned and the Saved, Transmitting the Spirit of Place Interpretation / Meaning" (paper presented at the16th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS, Qu├ębec, Canada, September 30, 2008).
  • "Materials and Techniques of the English Tudor Court," (lecture, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah GA, Spring, 2006)
  • Exhibition catalog, "Pour l'Amour des Chiens," SCAD, 2003.
  • "Relics" and "Litugical Vestments," Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia, New York: Garland Pub., 2001.
  • "How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare," Joseph Beuys Symposium. School of Art, East Carolina University, June 1995.
  • "Deepening Concerns and New Impulses,Exhibition catalog. SCAD, Savannah, GA, 1992.
  • "A Sacred Site: Sankt Kolumba," National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference. Exhibit A Gallery, SCAD, Savannah, GA, 1998).
  • "I Like America and America Likes Me: Action Art by Joseph Beuys," (lecture SCAD, Savannah, GA, 1996)
  • "How to Explain Paintings to a Dead Hare,"(paper presented at Joseph Beuys Symposium, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, June, 1995).
  • "Medieval Underdrawings in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum," (lecture, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany, June 1992).
  • "Deepening Concerns and New Impulses," SCAD, (opening speech The Amerika Haus, Cologne Germany, Dec. 1992)."
  • The "Impact of Technical Studies on the History of Art," (paper presented CAA Session, New York, February, 1992).