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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gennifer Weisenfeld, professor of art history and visual studies, has been appointed dean of humanities effective July 1, serving through June 2019. She succeeds Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, who completes his two-year term as dean of humanities this June. Weisenfeld is a specialist in modern and contemporary Japanese art history, design, and visual culture. Her work explores the impact of Japan's... read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2016 Senior Capstone and Graduation with Distinction, Duke Union for Media and the Arts, and Visual Arts Students Showcase Exhibitions Opening 4-6 PM, Thursday, April 28, 2016 Commencement Reception 2-4 PM, Friday, May 13, 2016 Bays 9, 10, 11, 12 Smith Warehouse Duke University read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Woodcut from Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe (1775-1778) Doctoral candidate Kathryn Desplanque was a Getty Research Institute Library Research Grant recipient and spent two weeks exploring their collections, in particular a series of boxes entitled "Caricatures of Salons and Artists." She also took advantage of their very complete collection of secondary art historical scholarship, and... read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Doctoral candidate Laura Moure Cecchini has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University. Congratulations, Laura! read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Richard Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History and Dean of Humanities, will give the Richard D. Cohen Lecture at Harvard University on March 29, 30, and 31, 2016. “Going ‘There’: Considering Black Visual Satire” will be a lecture in three parts: “Dis/compositions, Hazards, and Rags,” “The Minstrel Stain,” and “A Colescott Shellacking and its Legacy.” read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Two tracks have now been approved for the department’s Master’s degree program: Digital Art History and Computational Media. Digital Art History Track The M.A. in Digital Art History track prepares you for future work in such fields as public history, city planning and architectural design, cultural heritage, museum exhibition design and visualization-based journalism, and provides a springboard for more advanced study in art history,... read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Photo by J Caldwell, Nasher Museum of Art For students interested in pursuing a museum career the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies now offers a B.A. degree in Art History that focuses on museum theory and practice. This concentration includes thirteen courses in museum theory, curatorial practice, and object study, as well as art history and the visual arts. Students selecting to pursue this concentration will graduate with... read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Still from Doxology. Michael Langan Independent Filmmaker 1:00 PM Friday, April 1, 2016 A266, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse Michael Langan is an American filmmaker with a background in experimental animation and visual effects. His films and music videos have garnered six Vimeo Staff Picks, been praised as "confounding and fascinating" by The New York Times, "inventive" by The Atlantic, and "eerily beautiful" by NPR, and... read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Eric Consemuller, Unknown woman in a Breuer club chair in an Oskar Schlemmer mask, and a dress of Bauhaus fabric, c. 1926 “Gendering the Bauhaus” Elizabeth Otto Executive Director of the Humanities Institute and Associate Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, University of Buffalo 5-6 PM Tuesday, March 29, 2016 A266, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse Sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies read more »

Friday, March 4, 2016

Duke University’s Wired! Lab has received a grant of $140,000 from the Getty Foundation to support the Lab’s summer Digital Art History Institute, “Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling the Venice Ghetto.” The institute will take place at Venice International University, Isola di San Servolo, Venice from June 8 – 20, 2016. The grant was given as part of the Getty Foundation’s Digital Art History Initiative. Digital technologies for... read more »

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