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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Doctoral candidate Anita N. Bateman has received a 2019 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Bateman was the only fellow in the field of art history among 67 awards. Her dissertation topic is Ethiopia in Focus: Photography, Nationalism, Diaspora, and Modernization. The fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend and up to $8,000 in research funds and... read more about Doctoral candidate receives Mellon/ACLS fellowship »

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Exploring Pop Art From Across The Americas on "The State of Things" By & Many people associate pop art with American artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, but there were many contributions to the movement from outside the borders of the United States, notably from Latin... read more about Curator Esther Gabara on WUNC radio »

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Bill Fick has seen where Duke’s arts programs have been and where they’re going. Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Assistant Director for Visual and Studio Arts, Rubenstein Arts Center, Fick attended Duke in the 1980s, where he majored in art. At the time, the department was far from a focal point on campus, both geographically – it was housed in a small building in a far-flung corner of East Campus – and... read more about Blue Devil of the Week: Seeing the Vision in Art »

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Analyzing Space and Place with Digital Methods and Geographical, Textual, and Visual Sources January 17-18, 2019 Nasher Museum of Art and Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual CultureDuke University Co-Sponsored by The Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies (Duke University) and The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum... read more about Symposium and Workshop: Visualization and the Holocaust »

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Rebecca van Diver (Ph.D. ’13), assistant professor of African American art at Vanderbilt University, published "The Diasporic Connotations of Collage: Loïs Mailou Jones in Haiti, 1954-1964" in American Art (... read more about Recent Alumni Publications »

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Carrie Mae Weems Doctoral candidate Anita Bateman has received a Carr Center Independent Scholars Fellowship with resident artist Carrie Mae Weems. Weems is one of the most respected and highly recognized names among visual artists today. ISF is a program designed to provide opportunities for early career artists and art historians to access, and work alongside nationally and internationally renowned artists of color. The Carr Center resident... read more about Independent Scholars Fellowship »

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

9th International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2018 Two prints by Merrill Shatzman, professor emerita of the practice of printmaking, were included in the 9th International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2018 held in Douro Portugal from August 10-October 31-2018.  The exhibition, curated by Nuno Canelas, includes fourteen hundred works of seven hundred artists from seventy different countries.  Due to the size of the... read more about Merrill Shatzman recent exhibitions »

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Raquel Salvatella de Prada, Cornered, 2018. Cornered, a video installation by assistant professor of the practice of art Raquel Salvatella de Prada, ran from September 27 to October 17, 2018, and extended the Nasher Museum’s In Transit exhibition to the Rubenstein Arts Center. It represented the motivation and struggles of African immigrants leaving their home country and making an attempt—most often failed—to cross... read more about Cornered »

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Food Matters Tom Rankin, Cleveland, Mississippi, 2008, photograph. Professor of the practice of documentary art Tom Rankin’s article and photographs on “Food Matters” appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of Southern Cultures.... read more about Tom Rankin recent exhibitions »

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, has been named the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, for spring 2019. The Safra Visiting professor is “a six-month appointment of a scholar who advances his or her own research on subjects associated with the Gallery's permanent collection.” About CASVA: Since its... read more about CASVA Professorship »

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