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Professor Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer has published an essay titled "Peintre impressionniste, peintre régionaliste dans le Midi provençal, une contradiction? Le cas Cézanne" in L'Impressionnisme: du plein air au territoire (Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2013), the collected papers of a conference held at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen and Le Havre, France, September 8-10, 2010.
She also gave a talk titled "Horace Vernet's Reputation" at the 39th Annual AAH Conference held at the University of Reading (United Kingdom), April 11-13, 2013.
Professor Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer published the following articles as part of catalogues for exhibitions on Delacroix and on Cézanne, in Madrid and Paris:
--"Du gout et des moeurs musicales chez Eugène Delacroix," in Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), exhib. cat., La CaixaForum Madrid, 19 October 2011- 15 January 2012, Madrid, 2011.
--"Cézanne et Delacroix. Autour d'un hommage manqué," in Cézanne et Paris, exhib. cat., Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 12 October 2011-26 February 2012, Paris, 2011.
Professor Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer's read a paper titled "Impressionnisme et régionalisme, une contradiction? Le cas Cézanne" at the international symposium Normandie: Berceau de l'Impressionnisme organized jointly by the University of Rouen, the Musée des Beaux Arts of Rouen and the Musée Andre Malraux in Le Havre, September 8-10, 2010.
Professor Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer's new book on the painter Théodore Géricault just published More...
In 2008, Professor Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer will be Scholar-in-Residence at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, for the week of April 8-12. During her stay she will present the annual Shouky Shaheen Lecture and hold informal seminar meetings with the art history graduate students. On March 4-5 she has been invited to attend a meeting at the Institut Allemand, the German arthistorical institute in Paris, as part of a steering committee of scholars planning future research and conference projects to be held at the institute. In June she will be reading a paper in Bristol, England, in a joint conference organized by the University of Pisa and The Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and the Arts of the University of Bristol.
Professor Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer discovers missing masterpiece More...
Professor Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer speaks at Musée d'Art Américain Giverny More...
Professor Wendy Bellion delivers Summation at "Fields of Vision" conference. More...
Professor Wendy Bellion presents "A Ghost Story: Reviving George Washington in the Early Nineteenth Century," More...
Professor Perry Chapman has just published "Inside Vermeer's Women," an essay in the catalogue for the exhibition Vermeer's Women: Secrets and Silence, at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK (10/05/11-01/15/12).
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Professor Chapman Lectures at Symposium "The Legacies of Dutch Art in the Age of Rembrandt" More...
Professor Mónica Domínguez Torres received a Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, administered by CAA, for her book Military Ethos and Visual Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico, forthcoming with Ashgate: http://www.collegeart.org/wyeth/
Professor Mónica Domínguez Torres and team receive Humanities Center grant More...
Professor Mónica Domínguez Torres 2008-09 Class of Kluge Fellows Selected in its sixth full year of operation, the John W. Kluge Center continues to attract the world’s brightest minds to the Library of Congress where they pursue humanistic and social science research making use of the Library's large, varied collections and expert staff. While in residence, they also have the opportunity to interact with the Washington, DC diplomatic community as well as each another.
Kluge Fellowship recipients, all of whom are within seven years of having received the terminal advanced degree in their respective areas of study, spend four to ten months in a collegial residential setting at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building.
The fellows are selected by the Librarian of Congress based on the appropriateness of their proposed research application to Library collections by LC staff and recommended by a panel of their peers assembled by the National Endowment of Humanities.
Professor Mónica Domínguez Torres, University of Delaware, "Armorials of the Anahuac: The production, regulation and consumption of indigenous heraldry in 16th century Mexico"
Professor Mónica Domínguez Torres co-presents a lecture with Art History graduate student David Amott, "Ouro Preto: Opulence and Splendor," at BACI (The Brazilian American Cultural Institute). "Ouro Preto: Opulence and Splendor" presents a journey through the history and art of Ouro Preto, one of the most important cities of colonial Brazil. Declared in 1980 a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Ouro Preto is home to sumptuous churches, monasteries, and civic buildings, erected during the Brazilian gold rush of the 18th century. Many of these monuments were designed and decorated by Antonio Francisco Lisboa, "O Aleijadinho," an idiosyncratic artist of a highly expressive style. With their dramatic, even theatrical interior and exterior decorations, Aleijadinho's works epitomize a unique moment of opulence and splendor in Brazil's history. Mónica Domínguez Torres is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware, where she also holds a joint appointment in Latin American Studies. She specializes in the arts of colonial Latin America, in particular, in the interaction of indigenous and European visual cultures during the 16th and 17th centuries. She received a B.A. in Fine Art from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, a Masters in Museum Studies and a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Toronto, Canada. She worked as a curator at the National Gallery of Art in Caracas, Venezuela, and wrote the catalogue raisonné for the collections of 17th- and 18th-century painting. In January 2005, Professor Domínguez directed a study abroad program in Brazil, where she lectured on the art and architecture of colonial Brazil. David Amott will co-present this lecture with Professor Domínguez. A Ph.D. student in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware, David's dissertation project focuses on the interconnections between Church, space, and society in colonial Brazil.
WHERE: BACI (The Brazilian American Cultural Institute), 4179 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (Tenleytown Metro).
WHEN: Friday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m. For more info, visit The Brazilian American Cultural Institute.
Professor Emerita and alumna Ann Eden Gibson
has won the 2013 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Book Prize for her book Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics (Yale University Press, 1997). The prize is given out every three years for a book that has changed the field. She will give a talk about the book at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, Arizona on March 21, 2013, and publicly accept the prize.
Professor Herman to chair Panel on Experience of Slavery at Ending the International Slave Trade: A Bicentenary Inquiry Draft Conference at the College of Charleston, March 25 to March 29.
Professor Herman in Selvedge...Issue 21 Jan/Feb 08 More....
Professor Herman at the Contemporary Folk Art in America roundtable symposium at the Smithsonian American Art Museum More... .
Professor Herman is Panelist in the Symposium Culture in Context Self-Taught Artists in the Twenty-First Century More...
Professor Camara Holloway and exhibition curator Anna Marley spoke to a group of alumni about the paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Watch Anna Marley's interview on the PBS NewsHour
Professor Camara Holloway and graduate student Katie (Mary) Wood among this year's fellows at the Smithsonian American Art Museum More...
Professor Nees elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA) of London More...
Professor Nees has participated at the following conferences during the current year: In September he was invited to present a lecture at an international conference in Hildesheim, Germany, on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of the great monastery built there by its Bishop and Abbot Bernward: "Aspects of Antiquarianism in the art of Bernward and its contemporary analogues." In October he was especially busy, chairing a session at the 36th Byzantine Studies Conference, Philadelphia, 2010: "Medieval European Views of Byzantium," then presenting the invited keynote address at the 37th St. Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies: "Reading and Seeing. The beginnings of book illumination and the modern discourse on ethnicity," and toward the end of the month organizing a session at the 2nd Conference of the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA), at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.: "Objects on the Borders of Islamic Art," and at the conference also being one of six scholars chosen to present a workshop devoted to an object in the museum's collection: "A Late Antique, Sasanian or early Islamic Silver Stand in the Freer Gallery of Art." In November, he was the invited keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA), at Roanoke College: "The Eagle Capital in the Dome of the Rock." Professor Nees has been awarded a 2010-2011 fellowship at the National Humanities Center, where he is currently at work on a new book, Essays in the Margins of Early Islamic Art.
Professor Ikem Okoye gave a lecture at the University of Virginia titled "A Glare from African History:Contemporary Euro/American Architecture and a Hole in the Road at Onitsha," to a joint audience of the McIntire Department of Art's Linder Center for Art History, and the School of Architecture. The following morning, he led a joint seminar of graduate students in Art History and History of Architecture. The lecture explored how, for a West African city and its vicinity (Onitsha) famed as much in the 1920s as today for its vanguard modern and contemporary artists and architects, a mere pothole in a road at the outskirts of the city has, instead, become theoretical anchor for influential contemporary American and European architectural theory.
Professor Ikem Okoye is an invited speaker giving a talk in Germany this January 13. The title of his paper is "Quadrantanopsia: Fetishism from the space of T.E. Bowdich's Mission To Ashantee to the time of E.O. Owusu's Obidie Aba: Time Will Tell." It is part of a major joint conference organized by the Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft at the Universität Duisburg-Essen and the Ruhr Universität Bochum. Website with details at:
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Professor Okoye on Representations of Slavery in Africa: From Visual Imagery Then, to Literary Imagination Now.
Professor Okoye is scheduled to speak at L'OBJET A L'CEUVRE REPENSER L'OBJET DANS L'HISTOIRE ET LES THEORIES DE L'ART, Colloque du departemnet d'histoire de l'art de l'Univrsite du Quebec a Montreal, Venredi More...
Professor Vimalin Rujivacharakul recently received two prestigious awards. In February, she was selected to receive the Membership of the Institute for Advanced Study under the auspice of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She will therefore be in residence at the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton from summer of 2011 to August 2012.
In March, Prof. Rujivacharakul also received the 2011-2012 research grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Art. Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation is among the most highly regarded grant sponsors in the United States. It makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. Prof. Rujivacharakul's project is a study of visual rhetoric of world architecture in the early twentieth century.
Professor Vimalin Rujivacharakul recently published her edited volume Collecting China: The World, China, and A Short History of Collecting. This book grew out of a simple question: how does a thing become Chinese? Fifteen essays from renowned academics and museum curators explore this question from different angles in the history of collecting, ranging from close examination of world-renowned private collections (the Rockefellers, the Goncourts, the Walters, the du Ponts, the Yeh family, and the Getty Research Institute, among others) to critical reinterpretations of historical writings that continue from records of Emperor Wu Di of the Han Dynasty to the story of Robinson Crusoe and the first international exhibition of Chinese art. With accounts that incorporate records normally unavailable to the public, the authors map the vast network of collecting practices in different periods, and demonstrate the ways in which material things produced in China acquire new cultural identities through collecting practices.
For more information: http://www2.lib.udel.edu/udpress/collectingchina.htm
Professor Rujivacharakul's talk for the Department of Asian Studies More...
Professor Rujivacharakul's talk for Cambridge History of Art series More...
Professor Rujivacharakul's talk “Thing, Thingness, and Thingless-ness” at Seminar "China and Materiality" in Workshop/Roundtable at the Needham Research Institute (Cambridge, England) April 30, 2008.
at Seminar "China and Materiality" in Workshop/Roundtable at the Needham Research Institute (Cambridge, England) April 30, 2008.
Professor Rujivacharakul's talk at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Professor Rujivacharakul speaks at the Getty Research More...
Professor Rujivacharakul named Mellon fellow at Cambridge More...
Professor Rujivacharakul lectures at Duke University More...
Professor David M. Stone gave an evening lecture at the Kimbell Art Museum on Guercino's More...
Professor David Stone
interviewed for Kimbell acquisition More...
Professor David Stone was quoted in an April 30, 2010, article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper about the recent acquisition by the Kimbell Art Museum of a rare early work by the Bolognese baroque painter Guercino representing Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well (c. 1619-20).
Professor David Stone recently shared his expertise on Caravaggio by lecturing at a symposium held for scholars of the Italian Baroque painter and inadvertently found himself at the center of an artistic controversy during the opening in Malta of two exhibitions on the 17th-century master. To view full article: http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2008/dec/stone121207.html
For a short webcast of the introductions to the Caravaggio in Malta Symposium organized by Prof. David M. Stone and held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC on Oct. 24, 2009, please click here.
Professor David M. Stone featured in News Article in the Malta Independent. With his work of art depicting the death of the Baptist "The Beheading of St John", Caravaggio also painted his own resurrection - of his new name and fame, said Caravaggio expert and scholar Professor David Stone. To view details of article: http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=58977
Professor Margaret Werth
gave a paper entitled "Painting, Poetry, Politics: Impressionism" at the University of Sheffield March 26, 2010 for the conference /Poetry, Politics and Pictures/, organized by the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies at the University of Sheffield.
Graduate student LaTanya Autry has been awarded one of twelve PAGE fellowships as part of the program Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.
Graduate Student Kerry Roeder received a Henry Luce/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for 2010-11 for her dissertation on the American comic strip artist Winsor McCay. In late 2009 Kerry was featured in a UD Daily story after a book to which she contributed, "A New Literary History of America" was named one of National Public Radio's 10 best gift books of 2009.
Art History Ph.D. and MIT Assistant Professor Kristel Smentek
wins prestigious 2009 CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award More...
Graduate student Corina Weidinger has been awarded a Fulbright grant for Belgium during the academic year 2011-2012 to research her dissertation topic "Labor, Technology, and the Body: Representing Mine and Factory Work in Wallonia, 1880-1905."
Art history graduate students win prestigious fellowships
The recipients are Catherine Holochwost, Mary "Katie" Wood, Catherine Walsh, Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and Sarah Beetham More...
Trabant University Center Theatre
A workshop sponsored by the Department of Art History & Department of Art Conservation: Thinking with the Painter: Art Historians and Art Conservators Collaborate organized by Professor David Stone and Joyce Hill Stoner with presentations by David Bomford, Anthea Callen, Wendy Bellion, Gridley McKim-Smith, David M. Stone, and Joyce Hill Stoner Trabant University Center Theatre
Carrie Barrat Senior Curator of American Art at the Metropolitan Museum gave a lecture titled Collecting, Caring for, and Displaying American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Historical Perspective
Wayne Craven Lecture Series
Kathleen Foster McNeil Curator of American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art gave a lecture titled The Museum and the Marketplace
(L-R Barbara Kutis, Wayne Craven, Kathleen Foster, Adam Koh)
Decoding the Masters: The Technical Examination, Conservation, and Reconstruction of Old Master Paintings presented by: Brian Baade - Painting Conservator, Instructor, and Researcher of Historic Painting Materials and Techniques/University of Delaware and Kristin deGhetaldi - Painting Conservator, Doctoral Candidate, Program in Preservation Studies/University of Delaware.
The materials and techniques used by the Old Master painters was discussed, and the speakers explained how historically accurate reconstructions of paintings can be used to facilitate the visual understanding of paintings from Giotto to Pablo Picasso. Analytical methods and art conservation strategies currently used in major museums and institutions was discussed. The presentation previewed a few of the subjects that will be covered in the new UD course, Decoding the Masters.
An Evening with Artemisia Gentileschi
Produced by Ellen Weissbrod and Melissa Powell and sponsored by the Departments of Art History, Foreign Languages and Literature, Art Conservation, Art and English, the Center for Material Culture Studies and the Women's Studies Program.
Information about the film and producers can be found at: