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", 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 »

Galletti promoted to associate professor
Friday, May 1, 2015

Congratulations to Duke assistant professor of art history Sara Galletti, who has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. read more about Galletti promoted to associate professor »

Antliff selected for distinguished professorship
Friday, May 1, 2015

Congratulations to Duke professor of art history and visual studies Mark Antliff, who has been selected for a distinguished professorship! Effective September 1, 2015, Mark will be the Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. read more about Antliff selected for distinguished professorship »

New Faculty Publication
Monday, April 20, 2015

Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings by Annabel J. Wharton, William B. Hamilton Professor of Art and Art History, has just been published by the University of Minnesota Press. From the Press: “Treating buildings as bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic structures in order to diagnose their pathologies. The violence of some sites is rooted in historical trauma; the unhealthy... read more about New Faculty Publication »

Oxford University Ertegun Scholarship
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Oxford University Ertegun Scholarship Art History and Visual Arts senior major Tara Trahey has been offered an Ertegun Scholarship to Oxford University for their masters degree in Classical Archaeology. This scholarship covers full tuition and housing, in a community of humanities students. Tara’s presented her Graduation With Distinction project, “Visualizing an Iconographic Network Between Athens and Vulci in the 6th Century B... read more about Oxford University Ertegun Scholarship »