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Graduate Student Symposium
Monday, February 16, 2015

2015 AAHVS GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUMThursday, February 19, 2015 Keynote 6:00 PM A266, Collision Space, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse “Japan’s Venice and the Ends of Art” Ignacio Adriasola Assistant Professor Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory University of British Columbia, Vancouver Friday, February 20, 2015 Symposium Papers 1:30-3:00 PM A266,... read more about Graduate Student Symposium »

Patricia Leighton Liberation of Painting
Monday, February 2, 2015

Professor Patricia Leighten's recent book, The Liberation of Painting: Modernism and Anarchism in Avant-Guerre Paris (Chicago, 2013) has won Choice magazine's CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award. Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division the American Library Association (AMA). From Choice: “Stereotypical views of modern art long have associated its complex visual languages with radical... read more about Faculty Book Award »

 Places & Spaces: Mapping Science
Friday, January 16, 2015

EXHIBITIONS Second Floor Bay 11, Smith WarehouseJanuary 12 – April 10, 2015 This spring, Duke University is hosting the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition, curated over the past ten years by Dr. Katy Borner, director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Networks Science Center in the Department of Information and Library Science at Indiana University. The Places & Spaces... read more about Places & Spaces: Mapping Science »

French and Francophone Studies Lecture
Friday, January 16, 2015

"Les Dessins de Roland Barthes" Celine Flecheux, Universite de Paris 7 Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:00-1:15 PM Language Bldg 114 West Campus, Duke University Sponsored by the Center for French and Francophone Studies. read more about French and Francophone Studies Lecture »

Art, Art History & Visual Studies Lecture
Friday, January 16, 2015

“The Portal of Paradise: A Sculptor Talks about Carving Stone” Simon Verity Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 5:00 PM A266, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse East Campus, Duke University Sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, the Wired! Digital Art History & Visual Culture Lab, the Council for the Arts, and Bass Connections. read more about Art, Art History & Visual Studies Lecture »

Workshops in Washington, D.C.
Friday, December 5, 2014

Pedro Lasch, associate research professor of visual arts, conducted two workshops on November 23, 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington, D.C. on “Portraiture, Citizenship, and Abstraction – A Site-Specific Social Art Project.” Taking the form of a 90-minute workshop, this social art project for youth, teens and college students of all ages focused on new ways of thinking about identity and culture.... read more about Workshops in Washington, D.C. »

Wired! awarded Kress Grant
Friday, December 5, 2014

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation has generously provided the Wired! Visualizing the Past initiative with $24,000 for student research projects. For the ongoing research initiatives of the Wired! group, see http://www.dukewired.org/research/. Through its Grant Programs, the Kress... read more about Wired! awarded Kress Grant »

Susanna Temkin
Thursday, August 7, 2014

For one art history alumna, Duke provided deep exposure to Latin American art and history that has fueled her graduate work. Susanna Temkin, Trinity ’07, is now a Ph.D. candidate studying art history at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Temkin is blending her majors from Duke—art history and Spanish—to advance her exploration of Latin American art, with a focus on Cuba. Temkin... read more about Susanna Temkin ('07) »

Sarah Strauss ('98)
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sarah Strauss, Trinity ’98, realized that she wanted to spend her time at Duke pursuing a passion for architecture after traveling abroad to India and Nepal. But first, she had an intellectual journey to make. Strauss came to Duke as a pre-medical student, and took several courses in the sciences. During her sophomore year, she took an anatomy class and realized she was “too squeamish” to pursue a career in medicine. Instead of majoring in the... read more about Sarah Strauss ('98) »

Photo credit: Aaron Farley
Thursday, July 31, 2014

After graduating with distinction in visual art from Duke in 2001, Kristin Posehn is now making her living as an artist. Working as both an artist and writer in Los Angeles, she has received numerous international commissions and accolades for her work. Posehn said she values her visual arts undergraduate experience in part because of the breadth of the liberal arts education Duke provided. It’s not something that a strictly art school would... read more about Kristin Posehn ('01) »

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