Visiting Scholars
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The department welcomes a large group of new and returning Fulbrights, post-docs, fellows, research scholars, and visiting graduate students this academic year. We wish them a productive residency at Duke. Shadow, no. 5 (Hinomaru bunko, July 1956), cover by Matsumoto Masahiko. Helen Ackers Fulbright Scholar, Classical Archaeology Sponsor: Sheila Dillon Andrea Basso Visiting Graduate Student, Architecture and Engineering, University of Padua... read more about Visiting Scholars »

Oberlin College
Monday, August 22, 2016

Young Ji Lee (Ph.D., 2015) has been appointed visiting assistant professor in East Asian art history at Oberlin College for the year 2016-17. read more about Oberlin College »

 Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship
Monday, August 22, 2016

Needles from my grandfather’s ship. Photograph by Alina Taalman. Alina Taalman (MFA ‘15) is the recipient of the inaugural Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship. She will travel to Estonia to “make a film that explores my Estonian family history, which has always been broken into fleeting narratives.” Taalman’s fellowship will begin in August and will culminate with a public presentation in Durham in spring 2018. The Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship... read more about Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship »

Modernism Conference in Croatia
Monday, August 22, 2016

Graph by Alfred Barr modified to account for narrative provided in Bernard Dorival, Les Étapes de la peinture française contemporaine: tome troisième: depuis le Cubisme. 1911-1944.  Paris: Gallimard, 1946. Visualization by Emilie Luse with help from Judith Leng, class of 2016. Doctoral candidate Emilie Anne-Yvonne Luse presented a portion of her dissertation chapter in a paper entitled, “The Mistake of Modernism? Surveys of Interwar Art... read more about Modernism Conference in Croatia »

Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation Seminar
Monday, August 22, 2016

Hank Willis Thomas, What Goes Without Saying from the “Punctum” series, 2012. Wooden Pillory and Microphone [Installation View]. 64 x 66 x 36 in . (162.5 x168x 91 cm). Provided by Hank Willis Thomas. Doctoral candidate Anita Bateman recently completed the 2016 Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. The rigorous two-week program was held in New York and introduced art historians at the... read more about Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation Seminar »

International Printmaking Biennial Douro
Monday, August 22, 2016

Merrill Shatzman, Tilatopia 13, Woodcut monoprint, 22” x 30”, 2015. Color woodcut prints by Merrill Shatzman, professor of the practice of visual arts, are currently on exhibit as part of the 8th International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2016, from August 10 – October 31, 2016.  Shown in seventeen venues throughout the Douro region in Portugal (including Alijó, Bragança, Celeirós, Chaves, Favaios, Régua, Sabrosa, São Martinho de Anta,... read more about International Printmaking Biennial Douro »

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Monday, August 22, 2016

Bill Fick, visiting assistant of the practice of visual arts, recently (May 31 - August 7) exhibited an installation of 500+ linocuts and screen prints at SECCA (Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art), Winston-Salem, NC. The installation titled CHAMBER OF CHILLS is part of the 12 x 12 artist salon series that features work by twelve North Carolina artists. The installation of six repeating prints covered the walls and floor of the gallery (... read more about Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art »

Featured course: The Medieval Castle in Britain
Saturday, July 23, 2016

ARTHIST 190S.02 Special Topics in Art History M. Woodworth MW 3:05—4:20PM Smith Warehouse, Bay 11, A233   read more about Featured course: The Medieval Castle in Britain »

Creating a 3D model of Duke Chapel
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A photogrammetric point cloud from 1430 photos shot at Duke Chapel. The largest point cloud processed from these photos contains 98 million points. On May 17, 2016, a photogrammetry tutorial was conducted in Duke Chapel, led by Ed Triplett, Ph.D., a 2-year CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the University Libraries and Wired! Lab. A group of students, staff, and faculty spent the morning taking hundreds of digital photos documenting the interior of... read more about Creating a 3D model of Duke Chapel »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Photo by Travis Dove, courtesy of High Museum. Katherine Jentleson (PhD, 2015), the High Museum of Art’s Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, was featured in an article in ARTSATL, “The High Museum of Art receives a gift of 47 works by self-taught Southern artists.” It discussed a recent gift made by Gordon W. Bailey to the High Museum of Art and Jentleson’s curatorial role in reviving the museum’s folk and self-taught art... read more about High Museum of Art »