The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the WVUDivision of Art and Design and the Medieval/Renaissance Union at WVU .
Gelfand is chair of the Division of Art History, Education and Exhibitions at the University of Akron. She teaches classes on Northern Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, and medieval and baroque art history. She also teaches special topics courses on women in art, painting in Renaissance Venice and a symposium on Jan van Eyck.
Her most recent publications includeThe Iconography of Style: Margaret of Austria and the Church of St. Nicolas of Tolentino at Brou,Surrogate Selves: The Rolin Madonna and the Late-Medieval Devotional PortraitandA New Reading of the Tympanum of the Ste. Anne Portal of Notre Dame in Paris.
Gelfand earned a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University, a masters degree from Williams College and a bachelors degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.