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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Stories about Venice and de’ Barbari’s Marvelous View of 1500   October 12-13, 2017 Nasher Museum of Art Duke University   The symposium, "Stories about Venice and de' Barbari’s Marvelous View of 1500,” will be held Thursday, October 12, and Friday, October 13, at the  Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in conjunction with the Nasher exhibition, "A... read more »

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Visiting Artist Series Fall 2017 Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies Thursday September 14, 6:30 pm Libia Posada Visual Artist and Surgeon (Visiting Katz Family Fellow, Columbia University) Room A266, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse   Thursday October 12, 6:30 pm Mathias Hinke Social Practice Artist and Composer (Professor, University of the Fine Arts (UdK), Berlin) Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Ahmadieh Lecture Hall   Thursday October 19, 4:... read more »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Washington University, St. Louis Alexis Clark (Ph.D. ‘14) has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. There, she will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on global Impressionism and museum history. Clark’s research concentrates on intersections between exhibitions, cultural politics, and narratologies of modern art; these interests inform her book manuscript currently under preparation,... read more »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The department welcomes the following new graduate students to our doctoral and master’s programs. Ph.D. in Art History & Visual Culture •Elizabeth Brown •Robin Klaus •Karlee Bergendorff •Soohyun Yoon Ph.D. in Computational Media, Arts & Cultures •Quran Karriem •Rebecca Uliasz M.A. in Digital Art History •Emily Leon M.A. in Computational Media •Kyle Arcand •Shuochun (Nina) Feng •Carolina Iribarren •Jo Kwon •Chang Liu •Vijay Rajkumar •... read more »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

John Taormina, director, Visual Media Center, has been appointed project manager and co-leader of the Art Libraries Society of North America’s (ARLIS/NA) new project, an Annotated Digital Art History Directory. Samantha Deutch, assistant director of the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, is the other co-leader. ARLIS/NA is a growing, dynamic organization promoting the interests of more than 1,000 members. The... read more »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Paper Hat Game, a collaboration between Raquel Salvatella de Prada, assistant professor of the practice of visual arts, and Torry Bend, associate professor of the practice of theater studies, has been awarded a “Citation of Excellent in the Art of Puppetry” by The American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette. The award was announced during the National Puppetry Festival in Minnesota in July 2017. read more »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ellen Sebring, Ph.D., will be joining the department as a post-doctoral associate this year. She was creative director of the Visualizing Cultures project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from its inception in 2002. Her research investigates “visual narrative” as an emerging digital historiographic form that addresses the mass digitization of archives now opening an unprecedented global portal to the past. The research—at the... read more »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Edward Triplett, Ph.D. Lecturing Fellow in Art, Art History & Visual Studies Ed Triplett joins the department as lecturing fellow in art history and visual studies. Triplett originally came to Duke in 2015 as a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wired! Lab and University Libraries tasked with data curation for visual studies. He continues to work with the Wired! Lab and other digital... read more »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

William Paul Thomas, M.F.A. Brock Family Instructor in Studio Arts Photo credit: Beth Mann of Early Bird Photo William Paul Thomas is the inaugural Brock Family Instructor in Studio Arts, the department’s newly endowed position that will bring in a different visiting artist each year. He will teach painting during the 2017-18 academic year at Duke. William Paul Thomas, Jo Ann’s Son, from Cyanosis, oil on canvas, 24 x... read more »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Michaela O’Brien, M.F.A. Instructor in Art, Art History & Visual Studies Michaela O’Brien is an instructor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke for 2017-18 and is a Teaching for Equity Fellow in the Duke Human Rights Center in the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. She will teach courses in digital photography and the photobook for the department during the academic year. Michaela O’Brien... read more »

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