The Period Eye

Notes on Early Modern Visual Culture


In addition to performing the duties of Associate Professor of Art History at Montana State University, Dr. Larkin manages his own lecture, field study, and research firm—The Period Eye—which brings issues of 17th- to 19th-century European and American art and architecture to a broad audience.

Larkin speaks before the United States Capitol Historical Society, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., October 2007.

• Lectures provide academic institutions, historical societies, or informed citizens with opportunities to have direct contact with a professional art historian, the latest topics and methods of inquiry

Larkin leads Montana State University students on a tour of St. Peter’s basilica, Vatican City, February 2006.

• Field study, individual and group tours provide opportunities to experience historical objects and environments first hand in the company of a professional.

Larkin inspects a bust of Louis XVI in biscuit porcelain from the Manufacture de Sèvres and exposes a local figurine marked “Sèvres” as a fake, October 2006.

• Research and data analysis are available for businesses, collectors, and academics interested in finding out more about an object in their possession or of special interest.

All services are decided based on the organization’s needs and the scholar’s current interests. Contact The Period Eye for information about fees and scheduling.