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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pietro Lorenzetti, Pala del Carmine (detail), 1329. Alexandra Dodson, who recently successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, presented "Constructing Mount Carmel in Central Italy: Carmelite Architecture and Identity" in the session Constructing Connections: Place and Identity in Early Modern Visual Culture at the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America in Boston. Another doctoral candidate, Elisabeth... read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jacques Androuet du Cerceau, Château of Blois, exterior façade of Louis XII wing and interior façade of Francis I wing, 1570. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum. Doctoral candidate Elisabeth Narkin is the recipient of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for research, which comes with a $15,000 prize, for her dissertation Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499–1610. Elisabeth’s... read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, contributed the following essays to Reading Contemporary Performance: Theatricality Across Genres (Routledge, 2015): “Anti-Art,” “Destruction Art,” “Fluxus,” and “Bodies in Action,” the last co-authored with Kathy O’Dell, Professor of Art History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Stiles recently authored the essay, “Landscape of... read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pedro Lasch, associate research professor of visual arts, was featured in Duke Today, where he discussed his first experience teaching public art to the masses on the Internet. today.duke.edu/2016/04/artmooc read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Maurizio Forte, William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies and Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, was featured in an article in Duke Magazine, “Planet Duke: Classics go digital,” in the Spring 2016 issue.... read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bill Fick, visiting assistant professor of the practice of visual arts, is currently exhibiting his "Scary Wall #3" print installation as part of the OUT OF PRINT exhibition at the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art. The piece measures 8 ft x 8 ft and is made up of 30 linocut prints that are pasted to the gallery wall. This installation is part of a series of prints based on Fick's interest in underground comics and lowbrow graphics. OUT OF PRINT... read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Caroline Bruzelius, Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art History, has received the 2015-2016 Dean’s Leadership Award. A reception to celebrate award recipients was held Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Doris Duke Center in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. The award “recognizes leadership through a distinctive contribution to research, teaching, and service.” The award letter from Valerie S. Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, noted that... read more »

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 »

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