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Master’s Degree in Digital Art History/Computational Media
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 about Master’s Degree in Digital Art History/Computational Media »

New! Undergraduate Concentration in Museum Theory & Practice
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 about New! Undergraduate Concentration in Museum Theory & Practice »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Still from Doxology. Michael Langan Independent Filmmaker 1:00 PM Friday, April 1, 2016 A266, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse Michael Langan is an American filmmaker with a background in experimental animation and visual effects. His films and music videos have garnered six Vimeo Staff Picks, been praised as "confounding and fascinating" by The New York Times, "inventive" by The Atlantic, and "eerily beautiful" by NPR, and... read more about ARTIST TALK »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Eric Consemuller, Unknown woman in a Breuer club chair in an Oskar Schlemmer mask, and a dress of Bauhaus fabric, c. 1926 “Gendering the Bauhaus” Elizabeth Otto Executive Director of the Humanities Institute and Associate Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, University of Buffalo 5-6 PM Tuesday, March 29, 2016 A266, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse Sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies read more about ART HISTORY LECTURE »

Friday, March 4, 2016

Duke University’s Wired! Lab has received a grant of $140,000 from the Getty Foundation to support the Lab’s summer Digital Art History Institute, “Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling the Venice Ghetto.” The institute will take place at Venice International University, Isola di San Servolo, Venice from June 8 – 20, 2016. The grant was given as part of the Getty Foundation’s Digital Art History Initiative. Digital technologies for... read more about Getty Foundation Grant »

Apps, Maps & Models: A Symposium on Digital Pedagogy and Research in Art History, Archaeology and Visual Studies
Friday, March 4, 2016

On Monday, February 22, 2016 over 160 art historians and curators, librarians and image specialists, scientists, teachers, and administrators attended Apps, Maps & Models: A Symposium on Digital Pedagogy and Research in Art History, Archaeology and Visual Studies, sponsored by the Wired! Lab of the Dept. of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and hosted by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Caroline Bruzelius, Duke... read more about Apps, Maps & Models: A Symposium on Digital Pedagogy and Research in Art History, Archaeology and Visual Studies »

Friday, March 4, 2016

Mark Antliff, Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, lectured on "Censorship, Homosexuality, and Jacob Epstein's Tomb of Oscar Wilde” in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney in February. read more about Lecture in Australia »

Friday, March 4, 2016

Tom Rankin, professor of the practice of visual arts, guest-edited the Spring 2016 Documentary Arts issue of Southern Cultures. The cover photo was taken by Aaron Canipe (MFA/EDA ’15). The launch party for the issue will take place on Friday, March 4, 2016, 5-8 PM, at the Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC. read more about Southern Cultures – Documentary Arts »

New Publication: Concerning Consequences
Friday, March 4, 2016

Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma, by Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, has just been published by The University of Chicago Press. The publisher notes: “Kristine Stiles has played a vital role in establishing trauma studies within the humanities. A formidable force in the art world, Stiles examines the significance of traumatic experiences both in the... read more about New Publication: Concerning Consequences »

Friday, March 4, 2016

The AAHVS department had a significant presence at the College Art Association’s annual conference in Washington, DC, February 3-6, 2016. Prof. Richard Powell at CAA with current and former students. As mentioned in a previous NewsByte Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History and Dean of Humanities, was named the College Art Association’s 2016 Distinguished Scholar. A specialist in American art, African American... read more about AAHVS at CAA »

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