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Friday, December 5, 2014

Pedro Lasch, associate research professor of visual arts, conducted two workshops on November 23, 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington, D.C. on “Portraiture, Citizenship, and Abstraction – A Site-Specific Social Art Project.” Taking the form of a 90-minute workshop, this social art project for youth, teens and college students of all ages focused on new ways of thinking about identity and culture.... read more »

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation has generously provided the Wired! Visualizing the Past initiative with $24,000 for student research projects. For the ongoing research initiatives of the Wired! group, see http://www.dukewired.org/research/. Through its Grant Programs, the Kress... read more »

Susanna Temkin
Thursday, August 7, 2014

For one art history alumna, Duke provided deep exposure to Latin American art and history that has fueled her graduate work. Susanna Temkin, Trinity ’07, is now a Ph.D. candidate studying art history at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Temkin is blending her majors from Duke—art history and Spanish—to advance her exploration of Latin American art, with a focus on Cuba. Temkin... read more »

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sarah Strauss, Trinity ’98, realized that she wanted to spend her time at Duke pursuing a passion for architecture after traveling abroad to India and Nepal. But first, she had an intellectual journey to make. Strauss came to Duke as a pre-medical student, and took several courses in the sciences. During her sophomore year, she took an anatomy class and realized she was “too squeamish” to pursue a career in medicine. Instead of majoring in the... read more »

Photo credit: Aaron Farley
Thursday, July 31, 2014

After graduating with distinction in visual art from Duke in 2001, Kristin Posehn is now making her living as an artist. Working as both an artist and writer in Los Angeles, she has received numerous international commissions and accolades for her work. Posehn said she values her visual arts undergraduate experience in part because of the breadth of the liberal arts education Duke provided. It’s not something that a strictly art school would... read more »

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Using her educational experiences around the globe, Senior Tara Trahey, from Concord, N.C., is shedding light on the ancient trade of vases. Trahey, a Dean’s Summer Research Fellow, began her research on ancient vase trade between Athens and Vulci, an ancient city in what is now known as Tuscany, Italy, during her freshman year. She was conducting research for the class Women in the Classical World, taught by Sheila Dillon, professor of art... read more »

Thursday, July 31, 2014

From art museums to tech startups, Bryan Frank, Trinity ’01, has been able to mold his Duke art history degree to every professional endeavor in his life. Frank entered the job force after graduating from Duke, only to realize that he missed the academic study of art history. With the encouragement and support of Patricia Leighten, professor of art, art history and visual studies, Frank quit his job and pursued a MA in art history from Williams... read more »

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Alumnus Molly Superfine is using her global Duke education to shape her passion for art history in her post-graduate life. Superfine, Trinity ’13, dedicated herself to studying the arts while at Duke and double majored in Spanish. She worked at several museums, studied art abroad and participated in DukeEngage, which shaped her perspective on the relevance of street art in contemporary culture. Currently, Superfine works at Fredericks @ Freiser... read more »

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