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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Beverly McIver, Sisters Forever, 2016, oil on canvas. Objects of Affection, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Beverly McIver, Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Visual Arts, opened September 7, 2016 at the Betty Cuningham Gallery in New York. McIver's paintings are a voyage in self-revelation from her earlier self-portraits in white face (the clown) to black face (confronting the black stereotype); to more recently... read more »

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

William Noland, video still from Dream Rooms (2014), part of the ongoing series Presence Documents, single-channel video with sound, 19 mins., © 2014 William Noland. William Noland, professor of the practice of visual arts, had a solo exhibition open at the North Carolina Museum of Art on September 3, 2016. Called Dream Rooms, the exhibition examines our wired world of the 21st century. Individuals are seen in coffee... read more »

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Caroline Bruzelius, Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art History, will present "Visualizing Venice: The Life and Times of an International Digital Collaboration" as part of the lecture series in the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin on September 19, 2016. Visualizing Venice is a Digital Humanities initiative that consists of students, scholar's and architects at all levels of their careers who are actively involved in research... read more »

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Duke Today featured two departmental faculty members, Carla Antonaccio, professor of classical archaeology, and Pedro Lasch, associate research professor of visual arts, in the August 15 issue in "15 Years after 9/11." The Temple of Baal-Shamin in Palmyra, Syria, before and after it was destroyed by ISIS. Photos courtesy Bernard Gagnon, BBC News Antonaccio discussed the ancient archaeological sites that have become battlefields in "Since 9/11,... read more »

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The department welcomes a large group of new and returning Fulbrights, post-docs, fellows, research scholars, and visiting graduate students this academic year. We wish them a productive residency at Duke. Shadow, no. 5 (Hinomaru bunko, July 1956), cover by Matsumoto Masahiko. Helen Ackers Fulbright Scholar, Classical Archaeology Sponsor: Sheila Dillon Andrea Basso Visiting Graduate Student, Architecture and Engineering, University of Padua... read more »

Monday, August 22, 2016

Young Ji Lee (Ph.D., 2015) has been appointed visiting assistant professor in East Asian art history at Oberlin College for the year 2016-17. read more »

Monday, August 22, 2016

Needles from my grandfather’s ship. Photograph by Alina Taalman. Alina Taalman (MFA ‘15) is the recipient of the inaugural Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship. She will travel to Estonia to “make a film that explores my Estonian family history, which has always been broken into fleeting narratives.” Taalman’s fellowship will begin in August and will culminate with a public presentation in Durham in spring 2018. The Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship... read more »

Monday, August 22, 2016

Graph by Alfred Barr modified to account for narrative provided in Bernard Dorival, Les Étapes de la peinture française contemporaine: tome troisième: depuis le Cubisme. 1911-1944.  Paris: Gallimard, 1946. Visualization by Emilie Luse with help from Judith Leng, class of 2016. Doctoral candidate Emilie Anne-Yvonne Luse presented a portion of her dissertation chapter in a paper entitled, “The Mistake of Modernism? Surveys of Interwar Art... read more »

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hank Willis Thomas, What Goes Without Saying from the “Punctum” series, 2012. Wooden Pillory and Microphone [Installation View]. 64 x 66 x 36 in . (162.5 x168x 91 cm). Provided by Hank Willis Thomas. Doctoral candidate Anita Bateman recently completed the 2016 Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. The rigorous two-week program was held in New York and introduced art historians at the... read more »

Monday, August 22, 2016

Merrill Shatzman, Tilatopia 13, Woodcut monoprint, 22” x 30”, 2015. Color woodcut prints by Merrill Shatzman, professor of the practice of visual arts, are currently on exhibit as part of the 8th International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2016, from August 10 – October 31, 2016.  Shown in seventeen venues throughout the Douro region in Portugal (including Alijó, Bragança, Celeirós, Chaves, Favaios, Régua, Sabrosa, São Martinho de Anta,... read more »

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