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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Maurizio Forte, William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies and Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, was featured in an article in Duke Magazine, “Planet Duke: Classics go digital,” in the Spring 2016 issue.... read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bill Fick, visiting assistant professor of the practice of visual arts, is currently exhibiting his "Scary Wall #3" print installation as part of the OUT OF PRINT exhibition at the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art. The piece measures 8 ft x 8 ft and is made up of 30 linocut prints that are pasted to the gallery wall. This installation is part of a series of prints based on Fick's interest in underground comics and lowbrow graphics. OUT OF PRINT... read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Caroline Bruzelius, Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art History, has received the 2015-2016 Dean’s Leadership Award. A reception to celebrate award recipients was held Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Doris Duke Center in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. The award “recognizes leadership through a distinctive contribution to research, teaching, and service.” The award letter from Valerie S. Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, noted that... read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gennifer Weisenfeld, professor of art history and visual studies, has been appointed dean of humanities effective July 1, serving through June 2019. She succeeds Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, who completes his two-year term as dean of humanities this June. Weisenfeld is a specialist in modern and contemporary Japanese art history, design, and visual culture. Her work explores the impact of Japan's... read more »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2016 Senior Capstone and Graduation with Distinction, Duke Union for Media and the Arts, and Visual Arts Students Showcase Exhibitions Opening 4-6 PM, Thursday, April 28, 2016 Commencement Reception 2-4 PM, Friday, May 13, 2016 Bays 9, 10, 11, 12 Smith Warehouse Duke University read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Woodcut from Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe (1775-1778) Doctoral candidate Kathryn Desplanque was a Getty Research Institute Library Research Grant recipient and spent two weeks exploring their collections, in particular a series of boxes entitled "Caricatures of Salons and Artists." She also took advantage of their very complete collection of secondary art historical scholarship, and... read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Doctoral candidate Laura Moure Cecchini has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University. Congratulations, Laura! read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Richard Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History and Dean of Humanities, will give the Richard D. Cohen Lecture at Harvard University on March 29, 30, and 31, 2016. “Going ‘There’: Considering Black Visual Satire” will be a lecture in three parts: “Dis/compositions, Hazards, and Rags,” “The Minstrel Stain,” and “A Colescott Shellacking and its Legacy.” read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Two tracks have now been approved for the department’s Master’s degree program: Digital Art History and Computational Media. Digital Art History Track The M.A. in Digital Art History track prepares you for future work in such fields as public history, city planning and architectural design, cultural heritage, museum exhibition design and visualization-based journalism, and provides a springboard for more advanced study in art history,... read more »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Photo by J Caldwell, Nasher Museum of Art For students interested in pursuing a museum career the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies now offers a B.A. degree in Art History that focuses on museum theory and practice. This concentration includes thirteen courses in museum theory, curatorial practice, and object study, as well as art history and the visual arts. Students selecting to pursue this concentration will graduate with... read more »

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