The Department welcomes new faculty member Franklin Cason, Jr. as an assistant professor of the practice in cinematic arts.
Cason is a filmmaker and film scholar who has taught courses in film theory, history, aesthetics, criticism, and analysis. His research interests have been primarily concerned with film, modern visual culture, and media studies. As such, his writing and artistic practice reaches across the disciplines of art history, film studies, digital multimedia, graphic novels, philosophy, sociology, literature… read more about New Faculty Member Joins Cinematic Arts »
Spring 2021 - Instructor: Bill Fick - ArtsVis 290S - Special Topics in Visual Arts: Poster Design and Printing
This course will explore poster design strategies throughout history with a focus on 20th-Century and contemporary methods. Students will produce a series of unique screen-printed posters that address issues and topics that engage the current conversation around racial equity, social justice, and the environment. The class will work directly with internationally recognized artist Carl Pope, who… read more about New Course! Poster Design and Printing »
“This is a project which I began inspired by the lockdown imposed by the global pandemic. The project started as a pseudo-autobiographical documentation of my experience, recording things seen and heard out of my balcony during my time in lockdown. Aimed at fostering a community and hopefully… read more about Sofia Zymnis ’21: Virtual Balconies »
The exhibition features projects from the following classes:
Advanced Visual Practice Cinematography Digital Imaging Experimental Drawing Experimental Interface Design Intro to Digital Photography Printmaking. Relief and Monotype Virtual Museums
https://sites.duke.edu/fall2020exhibition/ read more about Fall 2020 Online Exhibition »
Over the last few months, junior Brandon Xie compiled a list of “The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time” based on statistics from 23 different movie websites. Originally devised as a way to pass time during the COVID-19 pandemic, the list has become a passion project for Xie.
Xie is a Computer Science… read more about The Greatest Movies, By the Numbers »
Instructor: S. Galletti
Modes: ALP, CZ
M-W 10:15-11:05 AM; sections TH, F 10:15-11:05
Synchronous online course
The survey provides a panorama of Western architecture production from Antiquity to Modernity. The objective is to insure knowledge of architectural production, related historiography, contemporary debate, and scholarship. The reading materials are organized chronologically to facilitate the students’ approach to the field of architectural history. A thematic approach will inform… read more about Introduction to History of Architecture »
Tom Rankin and Jill McCorkle, Goat Light (Horse & Buggy Press, 2021)
This fine press book is an aesthetically rich celebration of a special plot of land shared by Tom and Jill (along with a bevy of goats and other animals) for over a decade in the heart of the North Carolina Piedmont region. This 96-page book has a pub date of 2021, but we have just received finished books from the bindery and copies are available for purchase now. The book weaves together photographs and essays — specifically Tom’s…read more about New Faculty Publication »
Richard J. Powell, Going There: Back Visual Satire (Yale University Press, 2020)
In this groundbreaking study, Richard J. Powell investigates the visual forms of satire produced by black artists in 20th- and 21st-century America. Underscoring the historical use of visual satire as antiracist dissent and introspective critique, Powell argues that it has a distinctly African American lineage. Taking on some of the most controversial works of the past century—in all their complexity, humor, and…read more about New Faculty Publication »
Artists’ Writings as Philosophy
ARTHIST 490S.01 (crosslisted with VMS 490S)
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Artists’ aesthetic, cultural, and political texts have provided unique perspectives on, and philosophical insights into, the human condition for thousands of years, enlightening societies throughout the world. While interviews with artists are generally easier to grasp, artists' own writings frequently pose challenges, as they strive to communicate often … read more about New Course: Spring 2021 »
an Art History Lecture
with Laura D. Corey (T’ 08)
Senior Research Associate
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Online event. Open to public.
The exhibition Making The Met, 1870–2020 was planned as the centerpiece of The
Metropolitan Museum’s 150th-anniversary celebrations and scheduled to open in March until
the Museum had to shut down in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. After an… read more about “An Anniversary Year Transformed: The Making of Making The Met, 1870–2020” »
Soul Sweat + Stretch Mon, Nov 2, 6-7pmJoin us for 45 minutes of fun, easy to learn moves, concluding with 15 minutes of gentle stretches Taught by Alyah Baker.The Art of Feeling with Duke's Cultural and Identity CentersThu, Nov 5, 7-9pmJoin the Duke Cultural and Identity Centers to convey your feelings about the election through various mediums of art (painting, writing, drawing, etc).
Illustrator for Laser Cutting Fri, Nov 6, 2-4pmYou’ve visited the Co-Lab and you’ve been dying to…read more about DukeCreate November Workshops »
Most days, the first thing Jason Sudak hears when he arrives at the Rubenstein Arts Center is his card being declined. He is teaching a hybrid Sound for Film and Video class, and like everyone on campus, he must complete daily symptom monitoring before he can access the building. But he has a habit… read more about The Ruby, Reimagined for Academics »
Join us for a special-edition Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network (DEMAN) Weekend-ish, featuring black-ish and grown-ish! Meet the amazing Duke alumni writers for these award-winning comedy shows as they take us behind the scenes of the creative process, explore cultural themes, and share their career paths.
Instead of traveling to Durham for the 11th Annual DEMAN Weekend, this year we’re bringing a stellar, live panel of incredibly talented, creative Dukies to you via Zoom.
As part of DEMAN Weekend-ish, you… read more about Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network (DEMAN) Weekend-ish »
Beverly McIver is responding to Black Lives Matter and the election through her paintings. McIver’s work is typically more subtle in its political and social messages. We talked with McIver to learn more about her current motivations.
“Normally I do not make art that is in-your-face, spelled-out… read more about Beverly McIver Is Painting Politics »
duARTS’s Visual Arts and Media Open House, an open house and panel that will feature several student visual arts and media groups for interested students, will take place on Thursday, August 27, 8-9:30 PM
Name of Event: Visual Arts and Media Open House by duARTS
Date/Time: Thursday (8/27) from 8-9:30 PM EDT
Details: Join duARTS for a panel with Visual Arts and Media groups on campus! Several DUU groups will be featured during the panel. The event will start with a… read more about duARTS’s Visual Arts and Media Open House, 8/27 »