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Friday, March 4, 2016

On Monday, February 22, 2016 over 160 art historians and curators, librarians and image specialists, scientists, teachers, and administrators attended Apps, Maps & Models: A Symposium on Digital Pedagogy and Research in Art History, Archaeology and Visual Studies, sponsored by the Wired! Lab of the Dept. of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and hosted by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Caroline Bruzelius, Duke... read more »

Friday, March 4, 2016

Mark Antliff, Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, lectured on "Censorship, Homosexuality, and Jacob Epstein's Tomb of Oscar Wilde” in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney in February. read more »

Friday, March 4, 2016

Tom Rankin, professor of the practice of visual arts, guest-edited the Spring 2016 Documentary Arts issue of Southern Cultures. The cover photo was taken by Aaron Canipe (MFA/EDA ’15). The launch party for the issue will take place on Friday, March 4, 2016, 5-8 PM, at the Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC. read more »

Friday, March 4, 2016

Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma, by Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, has just been published by The University of Chicago Press. The publisher notes: “Kristine Stiles has played a vital role in establishing trauma studies within the humanities. A formidable force in the art world, Stiles examines the significance of traumatic experiences both in the... read more »

Friday, March 4, 2016

The AAHVS department had a significant presence at the College Art Association’s annual conference in Washington, DC, February 3-6, 2016. Prof. Richard Powell at CAA with current and former students. As mentioned in a previous NewsByte Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History and Dean of Humanities, was named the College Art Association’s 2016 Distinguished Scholar. A specialist in American art, African American... read more »

Monday, February 8, 2016

February 20 - April 9, 2016 Craven Allen Gallery Durham, NC Opening Reception 5-7 PM, Saturday, February 20, 2016 Also showing: Duke University advanced painting students. Beverly McIver is Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. She is widely acknowledged as a significant presence in contemporary American art and has charted a new direction as an African American woman artist. She is... read more »

Monday, February 8, 2016

Susan Crile Professor of Art, Hunter College, CUNY Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:30 PM A290, Bay 9, Second Floor, Smith Warehouse Duke University Susan Crile’s paintings move between the poles of beauty and horror. Her work is in the collections of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY, The Hirshhorn Musem & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., The Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY and the Cleveland... read more »

Monday, February 8, 2016

“Kiyochika's ‘Hurrah for Japan! One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs’: Clear Ends, but with What Means?” Miriam Wattles Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture University of California - Santa Barbara Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:30-6:00 PM A266, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse Duke University Manipulating public emotions through war propaganda relies on creating a huge gulf between Us and Them. Much of the... read more »

Monday, February 8, 2016

Ebony G. Patterson, …shortly after 8- beyond the bladez (detail), 2014. Mixed media on paper, 92 × 111 inches (233.7 × 281.9 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Blake Byrne (T’57) and Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16, P’19, P’19). Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. © Ebony G. Patterson. Thursday, February 11,... read more »

Monday, February 8, 2016

February 11-12, 2016 KEYNOTE ADDRESS “Object, Image, Archive: Historicizing the Global in Caribbean Art” Dr. Erica M. James Assistant Professor Departments of The History of Art and African American Studies Yale University Thursday, February 11, 2016 4 PM A266 (Collision Space), Bay 10, Smith Warehouse Duke University PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS 1–5 PM, Friday, February 12, 2016 A266 (Collision Space), Bay 10, Smith Warehouse Duke University ... read more »

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