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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 »

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Histoires sociales de l'art. Une Anthologie critique, edited by Neil McWilliam, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Art and Art History, together with Johanne Lamoureux (INHA, Paris) and (EBABX, Bordeaux), was recently published in France by Les Presses du réel. A two-volume historiographical survey of social art history in Europe and the United States from the 1930s to 2000, the anthology pairs more than thirty classic texts and lesser-... read more about New Publication »

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Beverly McIver, Past Tense, 2016, oil on canvas. Beverly McIver, Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Visual Arts, will be part of a new exhibition at 21 C Durham, Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation. Featuring painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, the exhibition will be on view through June 2017 and includes works by twenty-five artists from more than a dozen countries. Bedecked and bejeweled, the... read more about 21C Durham: Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation »

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