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HART Majors and Minors and Their Families Honored at Graduation Reception

Kevin Murphy, chair of the History of Art department,  faculty, and staff honored our majors and minors and their families at the department’s annual reception for graduating seniors on Thursday, May 12, in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall. 375 more words

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"Book as Art: Medieval Necessity and Modern Invention" Exhibit Curated by HART Students

Illuminated manuscript (literally “hand written”) books are arguably the most characteristic objects of the European middle ages. They preserved a culture’s visions, adventures, religious rituals, and hard-won knowledge in books that were entirely handmade simply because there was no alternative. 423 more words

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Vivien Fryd Invited to Present Lectures at Two Universities in Germany

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will deliver a lecture addressing “Kara Walker’s About the Title:  Re-enacting the Trauma of Colonialism and Slavery” on Thursday, May 12, at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany.  111 more words

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HART Major Hannah Ladendorf Experiences a Surrealist Play in New York City Through a Downing Grant

This past February, I was fortunate to receive a Downing grant to travel to New York City to conduct research in an atypical environment for an art historian.  703 more words

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HART Alumnus and Sculptor John Powers Named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

The allure of the unattainable and its connection to the passage of time have become central to the research of John Powers, BA’01, assistant professor of sculpture at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, who was recently named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 499 more words

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HART Department Announces New Course for the Fall Semester: Monuments and Masterpieces

The Athenian Parthenon, the Pantheon in Rome, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the Konjikido (Hall of Gold) in Japan, and the U. S. Capitol are among the fourteen monuments and masterpieces from the East and West that will be studied in depth in a new course that will debut in the fall semester—HART 1300 Monuments and Masterpieces. 182 more words

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It's That Time Again! Enjoy Pancakes and Coffee in Cohen 134 on April 28-29

Take a break from final exams or writing papers and join us in the Visual Resources Center on Thursday and Friday (April 28-29)—anytime between 7:30 am and 4 pm—for pancakes replete with fabulous toppings, fruit juices, and coffee.  74 more words

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