Installation Array, Smith Whse: COUSINS by Katie King
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 27 – February 7, 2017 Anxiety. Depression. Addiction. Family. And a conversation that never happened. Invisible illnesses can be the hardest to talk about. In COUSINS, six first cousins share their relationships with mental health. Positioned within a living room setting, this six-screen video installation explores the isolating nature of mental illness and the structures that prevent it from being discussed openly. Katie King (... read more about Installation Array, Smith Whse: COUSINS by Katie King »

Symposium: What’s New in the Middle Ages?
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:15 AM - 5:30 PM The Medieval period of European history has been mischaracterized as an age of little innovation, while scholars who study the period are often portrayed as antiquarians poring over old texts without recourse to new research methods, tools, and perspectives.  This seminar will put these notions to rest by showing how novel approaches to scholarship of the... read more about Symposium: What’s New in the Middle Ages? »

Symposium: The Nuclear Imaginary in Transnational Perspective
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Friday-Saturday, February 10-11, 2017 Duke University How do you see nuclear energy? Are you even aware of its presence? For many people the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors in 2011 came out of the blue. Most Japanese were not aware of the 53 reactors in their country, let alone the dangers they posed. Yet Japanese were hardly alone in their ignorance. Every nuclear disaster seems as impossible as the previous one, even though... read more about Symposium: The Nuclear Imaginary in Transnational Perspective »

A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s "View"
Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View is an exhibition that will open at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, September 7, 2017. Even though scholars across a range of disciplines consistently refer to the woodblock print as a visual document of Venice as it appeared in the Early Modern period, this project will be the first time that the View is exhibited as a centerpiece for engaging with the life of the... read more about A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s "View"  »

Spring Breakthrough
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies will be leading a course in Trauma in Art, Literature, and Film as part of Duke University's Spring Breakthrough courses program:     WHAT is Spring Breakthrough? Five-day seminars taught by some of Duke’s most engaging professors.... read more about Spring Breakthrough »

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Alexandra Dodson (Ph.D., 2016) has been appointed lecturer in the School of Art at the University of North Carolina Greensboro for the fall 2016 semester. read more about ALUMNI NEWS »

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Doctoral candidate Pinar Yoldas’ exhibition, The Warm, the Cool and the Cat, opens on September 24 at Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg, curated by Aukje Lepoutre Ravn. The exhibition is part of the seasons’ last exhibition in the 2016 Anthropocene series: The Warm, the Cool and the Cat by cross-disciplinary artist, researcher and scholar Pinar Yoldas. The exhibition is conceived and produced in conjunction with a three-week... read more about The Warm, the Cool and the Cat »

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Doctoral candidate Kathryn Desplanque is presenting a paper entitled "The Historical Art Star: Caricaturing Visual Artists in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Paris," at the conference, Abusing Power: The Visual Politics of Satire, co-organized by C21 Writings, Royal Pavilion & Museums, and the University of Brighton. This conference brings together both historians of graphic satire, such as Ian Haywood and Brian... read more about Abusing Power »

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Alexis Clark (Ph.D., 2014) has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History and Visual Culture at Denison University for the 2016-17 academic year. Since her graduation in 2014, Alexis taught at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Riverside. She has published in Art History and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, and has forthcoming publications in The... read more about ALUMNI NEWS »

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The department welcomes the following new graduate students to our doctoral and master's programs: Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture • Felipe Alvarez de Toledo • Jessica Orzulak M.A. in Digital Art History • Ruby Hung • Stephanie Manning M.A. in Computational Media • Yiran Ao • Luke LeGrand • Vivian Tan • Yuchen Zhao read more about GRADUATE STUDENT NEWS »