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New Arts Center Approved
Monday, November 9, 2015

In October the Duke Board of Trustees approved a new $50 million arts center, planned for the northeast corner of Anderson Street and Campus Drive, near the Nasher Museum of Art and Duke Gardens. The center will provide space for rehearsal, performance, video production, classroom instruction and other uses. Construction is expected to take two years. The new arts center at Duke is the largest and most recent in a series of university... read more about New Arts Center Approved »

Call for Applicants in Digital and Classic Archaeology
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Post-doc position, Research Associate or Equivalent The DIG@LAB (Digital Digging) at Duke, Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, seeks applicants for a post-doc, a research associate (or equivalent) fellowship focusing on scholarship in digital archaeology - Roman archaeology – and more specifically on the digital reconstruction of the Forum of Trajan in Rome for the Museum of Imperial Fora. Applicants' own research... read more about Call for Applicants in Digital and Classic Archaeology »

Nasher10 Homecoming to feature Lives of Things
Friday, October 2, 2015

October 4, 2015 Nasher Museum of Art 12:00-4:00PMCaroline Bruzelius, Mark Olson, Guillermo Sapiro, Mariano Tepper The Wired! Lab’s Lives of Things, a project co-led by Caroline Bruzelius, Mark Olson, Guillermo Sapiro, and Mariano Tepper, will be featured as part of the Nasher Museum of Art’s Homecoming event Sunday, October 4th, from 12:00-4:00p.m. Over the summer, the Nasher’s permanent exhibition gallery was renovated to... read more about Nasher10 Homecoming to feature Lives of Things »

Oxford Friars virtual reconstruction project featured at excavation event
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Duke alumnus film about the Oxford Grey and Black Friars by Dr James Knowles (North Carolina State University) recently featured in an "Open Day" exhibit in Oxford to coincide with completion of the new excavations at Greyfriars.  http://oxfordarchaeology.com/community/westgate-excavations The Oxford Friars project virtually reconstructs the medieval... read more about Oxford Friars virtual reconstruction project featured at excavation event »

In Cuba, Duke Visual Arts Professor Connects Politics, Art
Friday, June 5, 2015

Duke's Pedro Lasch gave four U.S. congressmen a private tour of a new exhibit in Havana. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, speaks during a tour of an art exhibit in Havana. Udall was part of a four-member congressional delegation visiting Cuba. Sen. Al Franken, far right in the photo, attended as well. Photo courtesy of Pedro Lasch.   Duke Art Professor Pedro Lasch offered a private tour of his latest art exhibit to four... read more about In Cuba, Duke Visual Arts Professor Connects Politics, Art »

Thursday, June 4, 2015

STAFF New IT Analyst The department has hired Ernie Burgess as its new IT analyst, succeeding Bill Broom who retired in February. Ernie began work at Duke on Tuesday, May 26. He will be located in the department’s new facilities in Smith Warehouse. Ernie brings to the position ten years of IT experience. He most recently worked as an IT analyst/network administrator for the Franklin County Government in... read more about New IT Analyst »

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center Doctoral candidate Katherine de Vos Devine has been appointed Executive Director of the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center in Asheville, NC.  Beginning July 1, 2015, she will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the institution as it expands its facilities and programs. Devine, who has been active in research and curatorial projects at... read more about GRADUATE STUDENT NEWS »

Thursday, June 4, 2015

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow to join Wired! Lab The Duke Wired! Lab is pleased to announce that a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Visual Studies will be joining the lab in fall of 2015. Edward Triplett is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Virginia, expected to complete in spring 2015. Triplett studies the history of medieval Iberia,... read more about CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow to join Wired! Lab »

Project Offers a 3D Look at the Roman Empire
Thursday, May 28, 2015

A new virtual museum created by Duke researchers will be housed in an Italian museum For many people, the Roman Empire is an abstraction -- a series of facts gleaned from textbooks and museum artifacts. For the people of Reggio Emilia, in northern Italy, the look and feel of the Roman Empire is about to become much more real. The local museum in the town of 170,000 has partnered with Duke researchers to house a virtual museum... read more about Project Offers a 3D Look at the Roman Empire »

Crossing the border, whether real or imagined
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

excerpt from "Movies’ Most Memorable Mexican-American Moments: From Stand and Deliver to Giant, These Are Hollywood's Strongest Cinematic Depictions of America’s Third Largest Ethnic Group" http://www.whatitmeanstobeamerican.org, May 2015. Esther Gabara Crossing the border, whether real or imagined Near the end of Cheech Marín’s 1978 Born in East L.A.,... read more about Crossing the border, whether real or imagined »

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