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 Ikem Stanley Okoye
was an invited speaker at a three day Dumbarton Oaks symposium on African Landscapes concluded May 11. Okoye’s talk “Good Bush, Bad Bush: Representing our Natures in Historical Southern Nigerian landscapes,” argued that the cultured extension of a moral, representational universe over the terrain of southern Nigeria indicates that historical African societies possessed concepts, procedures and productions of "the landscape" (including its representation in art) surprisingly comparable to those that emerged in European and American history. A longer synopsis of the earlier parts of the symposium is found at http://dirt.asla.org/2013/05/14/13774/"
Professor Lauren Hackworth Petersen
has recently published, Mothering and Motherhood in Ancient Greece and Rome, a co-edited project with Patricia Salzman-Mitchell (University of Texas Press, 2012). This anthology, which brings together scholars from ancient art history and classics, provides an interdisciplinary look at the potentially charged roles of motherhood in ancient daily life, politics, rhetoric, medicine, and art and architecture. Prof. Petersen has also published two essays on Roman religion with The Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome and Arethusa. For more information on Mothering and Motherhood, visit: http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/petmot.html
Professor Vimalin Rujivacharakul
will be giving a public lecture at Princeton University on February 15, 2012 titled "Temple Under Auspicious Clouds: Sino-Japanese Connections and the Search for Buddhist-Chinese Architecture, 1920s-1930s." For more details click here.
Professor Monica Dominguez 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 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, 8-10 September 2010.
She also gave a talk titled "Horace Vernet's Reputation" at the 39th Annual AAH Conference held at the University of Reading, England, 11-13 April 2013.
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). for more see:
Professor Wendy Bellion
has published Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America (University of North Carolina Press, 2011), a study of pictorial and optical illusions in the early United States. Published with the support of the Wyeth Foundation for American Art and a National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, the book investigates Americans' encounters with illusionistic art in the early republic, arguing that early national exhibitions doubled as spaces of citizen formation. Bellion also reflected on the pleasures of trompe l'oeil in "Slow Art," a recent essay for the online academic journal Common-place.org.
Click here for more information on Citizen Spectator from the University of North Carolina Press.