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January 10, 2018

Monica Anke Hahn (PhD program, Art History) awarded NEH-Global Book Histories Initiative Scholarship

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Monica Anke Hahn (PhD candidate, Art History), has been awarded an NEH-Global Book Histories Initiative Scholarship to take a future Rare Book School course. The RBS is an  "institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects.  Students study the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.  At various times during the year, RBS offers about 30 five-day courses on topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections. The majority of courses take place in Charlottesville, but courses are also offered in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Bloomington, New Haven, and Washington, DC." http://rarebookschool.org/ Read More

January 10, 2018

Christian Nyampeta, Penser l'Afrique

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Slought is pleased to announce Penser l'Afrique, an exhibition and transdisciplinary program of study about African intellectual histories, on display January 18-February 14, 2018nuary 18 – February 14, 2018. Curated by James Merle Thomas (Dept. of Art History, Temple University), the exhibition and related programming will support the English translation of Penser l'Afrique [Thinking Africa], a book by philosopher Bourahima Ouattara, and is the inaugural North American solo exhibition of Christian Nyampeta, a visual artist and researcher who works across art, design, and theory. OPENING THURSDAY January 18, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Slought Gallery, 4017 Walnut St., Philadelphia 215 701 4627 Read More

December 20, 2017

Kaelin Jewell (PhD candidate, Art History) publishes and presents on her work.

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Kaelin Jewell (PhD anticipated May 2018) published an article, "Digital Tools and the Pedagogy of Early Medieval Visual Culture", in the most recent issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture: peregrinations.kenyon.edu She will be presenting "Architectural Mechanics of Power in Julianus Argentarius' Ravenna (ca. 522-549 CE)" at the 106th College Art Association Annual Meeting in Los Angeles in February 2018.   AND, she was invited by Princeton University's Index of Medieval Art to present "Visualizing Anician Topographies of Power with SketchUp and QGIS" at the Leeds University International Medieval Congress in July 2018.   Read More

December 16, 2017

Dr. Amy Gillette to co-present paper at "Collecting Medieval Art: Past, Present and Future" Conference

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr, Amy Gillette (PhD,  2016), now working at the Barnes Foundation, will present, with Dr. Jack Hinton (PMA) a talk, “A study close at hand of these fine examples of Gothic decoration”: the collecting, interpretation and display of the Taylor collection of English medieval woodcarvings". CONF: Collecting Medieval Art (New York, 27 Jan 18). Read More

November 27, 2017

Art History alumnae and professor speak at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Christa Dimarco (MA 2007, PhD 2015), Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts, The University of the Arts presented on “Baudelairean Facture in Van Gogh's Paris-period Portraits”  Whitney Kruckenberg (PhD 2014), Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History, Northern Virginia Community College presented on “Style as Artifice in the Works of Mary Cassatt” Suzanne Singletary (PhD 2006), Associate Dean, New Academic Initiatives and Graduate Studies at Jefferson University presented on "Le Culte de nocturne: Baudelaire and le style moderne" Professor Therese Dolan presented on “Enivrez-vous: Manet’s Old Musician and Baudelaire’s Du vin et du hachisch”  at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference sponsored by the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, November 2017. Read More

November 27, 2017

Fibers Tech and Printmaking Alumni Amy Cousins solo show at Illinois State University

Author: Kate Garman

You Will Never Have the Comfort of Our Silence Again August 18 – October 8, 2017 Amy Cousins’ large-scale sculptures and installations are based on her research into rare protest ephemera, out-of-print feminist newspapers, and first-person accounts of radical queer histories. From the Lesbian Feminist Declaration of 1976 to the Gay Liberation Dances that emerged across the U.S. in the 1970s, Cousins reimagines these remarkable yet poorly documented events and reveals captivating examples of inventiveness in queer protest. Her sculptural reinterpretations are produced with a range of processes and materials: wall hung appliqué textile figures, text made from shag fabric, a ten-foot-tall papier-mâché puppet, and an off-kilter tufted patent leather vinyl vitrine—complete with kinky lavender fur—to name a few. Read more here... Read More

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