Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation Seminar
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 about Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation Seminar »

International Printmaking Biennial Douro
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 about International Printmaking Biennial Douro »

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Monday, August 22, 2016

Bill Fick, visiting assistant of the practice of visual arts, recently (May 31 - August 7) exhibited an installation of 500+ linocuts and screen prints at SECCA (Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art), Winston-Salem, NC. The installation titled CHAMBER OF CHILLS is part of the 12 x 12 artist salon series that features work by twelve North Carolina artists. The installation of six repeating prints covered the walls and floor of the gallery (... read more about Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art »

Featured course: The Medieval Castle in Britain
Saturday, July 23, 2016

ARTHIST 190S.02 Special Topics in Art History M. Woodworth MW 3:05—4:20PM Smith Warehouse, Bay 11, A233   read more about Featured course: The Medieval Castle in Britain »

Creating a 3D model of Duke Chapel
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A photogrammetric point cloud from 1430 photos shot at Duke Chapel. The largest point cloud processed from these photos contains 98 million points. On May 17, 2016, a photogrammetry tutorial was conducted in Duke Chapel, led by Ed Triplett, Ph.D., a 2-year CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the University Libraries and Wired! Lab. A group of students, staff, and faculty spent the morning taking hundreds of digital photos documenting the interior of... read more about Creating a 3D model of Duke Chapel »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Photo by Travis Dove, courtesy of High Museum. Katherine Jentleson (PhD, 2015), the High Museum of Art’s Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, was featured in an article in ARTSATL, “The High Museum of Art receives a gift of 47 works by self-taught Southern artists.” It discussed a recent gift made by Gordon W. Bailey to the High Museum of Art and Jentleson’s curatorial role in reviving the museum’s folk and self-taught art... read more about High Museum of Art »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Duke STEAM challenge ( is an interdisciplinary cross-campus competition for students combining Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics together in a collaborative project. This year’s competition was directed by the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, Keith Whitfield and... read more about Duke STEAM Challenge »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Doctoral candidate Joseph Williams has received the Phyllis W. G. Gordan/Lily Auchincloss/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome (year 1 of a 2-year fellowship). While at the American Academy in Rome, he will pursue his dissertation research on the Church of S. Corrado, Molfetta, Italy. Congratulations, Joe! read more about Rome Prize »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pietro Lorenzetti, Pala del Carmine (detail), 1329. Alexandra Dodson, who recently successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, presented "Constructing Mount Carmel in Central Italy: Carmelite Architecture and Identity" in the session Constructing Connections: Place and Identity in Early Modern Visual Culture at the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America in Boston. Another doctoral candidate, Elisabeth... read more about Renaissance Society Conference »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jacques Androuet du Cerceau, Château of Blois, exterior façade of Louis XII wing and interior façade of Francis I wing, 1570. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum. Doctoral candidate Elisabeth Narkin is the recipient of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for research, which comes with a $15,000 prize, for her dissertation Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499–1610. Elisabeth’s... read more about Carter Manny Award »