Department of Art History – UW–Madison https://arthistory.wisc.edu College of Letters & Science Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:28:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Faculty News: Prof. Dale’s “After the Fire: Building and Rebuilding Notre-Dame in Paris” Session at MAA https://arthistory.wisc.edu/2020/02/28/faculty-news-prof-dales-after-the-fire-building-and-rebuilding-notre-dame-in-paris-session-at-maa/ Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:28:30 +0000 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/?p=2458 Professor Thomas Dale has organized the upcoming session “After the Fire: Building and Rebuilding Notre-Dame in Paris” for the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America at the University of California at Berkeley that will take place March 25th–28th, 2020.

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Student Spotlight: Mya Frieze (MA Student) elected Webmaster for ARLIS/NA Southeast https://arthistory.wisc.edu/2020/02/26/student-spotlight-mya-frieze-ma-student-elected-webmaster-for-arlis-na-southeast/ Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:11:55 +0000 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/?p=2453 MA Student Mya Frieze has been elected to the position of Webmaster for the Southeast Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA Southeast). Mya is a dual degree Masters student who will graduate this spring with a MA in Art History and in Library and Information Studies.

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Highlights from CAA 2020 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/2020/02/25/highlights-from-caa-2020/ Wed, 26 Feb 2020 02:15:56 +0000 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/?p=2449 The Art History Department was excited to see so many current and past Badgers in the Windy City at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference. On Wisconsin!

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Across Oceans and Hemispheres: Celebratory Event to Honor Dr. Henry Drewal at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art https://arthistory.wisc.edu/2020/02/23/across-oceans-and-hemispheres-celebratory-event-to-honor-dr-henry-drewal-at-the-smithsonian-national-museum-of-african-art/ Sun, 23 Feb 2020 13:57:57 +0000 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/?p=2435 We are pleased to announce a celebratory event organized to honor recently retired Professor Henry Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It will be held at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art on February 27–28th, 2020. The event will consist of a public conversation between Prof. Drewal and NMAfA Director, Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford on February 27th starting at 4:00 p.m. On Friday, February 28, a day-long symposium, “Bound Together: Papers in Honor of Henry Drewal,” will feature his former and current graduate students, as Bolaji Campbell, Shannen Hill, Janine Sytsma, Matthew Rarey, and Fernanda Villarroel, among many others.

We will close with delicious Caribbean food, drinks, and live music ranging from classic highlife to contemporary West African beats.

For more information please see: https://africa.si.edu/across-oceans-and-hemispheresthe-career-of-henry-j-drewal/ 

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Faculty News: Prof. Phillips-Court awarded Faculty Development Grant for 2020–21 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/2020/02/22/faculty-news-prof-phillips-court-awarded-faculty-development-grant-for-2020-21/ Sat, 22 Feb 2020 12:16:42 +0000 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/?p=2402 Professor Kristin Phillips-Court, a specialist in Italian Renaissance art and literary culture, has been awarded a Faculty Development Grant in the College of Letters & Science for 2020–21 to create courses on Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and early modern Italian cities.

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Student Spotlight: PhD Candidate Fernanda Villarroel Awarded the Sylvan C. Coleman & Pam Coleman Memorial Fund Fellowship https://arthistory.wisc.edu/2020/02/20/student-spotlight-phd-candidate-fernanda-villarroel-awarded-the-sylvan-c-coleman-pam-coleman-memorial-fund-fellowship/ Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:41:34 +0000 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/?p=2399 The Metropolitan Museum of Art has awarded Ph.D. Candidate Fernanda Villarroel the Sylvan C. Coleman and Pam Coleman Memorial Fund Fellowship, reserved for predoctoral and postdoctoral-level scholars from the United States and abroad with promising projects that will contribute to the art-historical field at large. This one-year research project focuses on mythical and historic imageries of the feminine in art from Benin and Ife, and will be hosted by Alisa La Gamma, the Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Curator in Charge, Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Her dissertation—directed by Dr. Jill Casid and titled “Figurations of the Feminine in Contemporary Art from Lagos, Nigeria”— unfolds in-depth analyses of artworks that draw on long-term vernacular figurations of feminine power, to foreground alternative aesthetic languages for black critical studies and feminism.

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Schwartz Lecture Highlights https://arthistory.wisc.edu/2020/02/16/schwartz-lecture-highlights/ Mon, 17 Feb 2020 03:36:07 +0000 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/?p=2388 Check out some of the highlights from the First Howard S. Schwartz Memorial Annual Lecture Series with Prof. Shira Brisman!

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CVC Lecture: Coco Fusco https://arthistory.wisc.edu/2020/02/16/lecture-coco-fusco/ Mon, 17 Feb 2020 03:19:29 +0000 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/?p=2381 Interdisciplinary artist, writer and scholar, Coco Fusco, will be visiting campus on March 6th. Please join the Center for Visual Cultures for her lecture: “Haunted by History: Cuban Poets and Cuban Politics” at 5:00 PM in the Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140. If you would like to attend her noontime workshop, please RSVP to cvc@mailplus.wisc.edu – spaces are filling quickly! See link for details.

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Faculty News: Prof. Dale elected First VP of the Medieval Academy of America https://arthistory.wisc.edu/2020/02/16/faculty-news-prof-dale-elected-first-vp-of-the-medieval-academy-of-america/ Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:51:15 +0000 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/?p=2379 Professor Thomas E. A. Dale has been elected the First Vice-President of the Medieval Academy of America for 2020.

He also presented his latest research on race in medieval Venice at the Art, Power, and Resistance in the Middle Ages symposium at The Index of Medieval Art at Princeton University with his paper “Visualizing Jews and Saracens in the Myth of Venice after the Fourth Crusade” this past November.

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CAA 2020 Spotlight: Amy Hughes, Ph.D. Candidate https://arthistory.wisc.edu/2020/02/11/caa-2020-spotlight-amy-hughes-ph-d-candidate/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 18:54:29 +0000 https://arthistory.wisc.edu/?p=2349 Ph.D. Candidate Amy Hughes will present her paper “Refracted Memory: Dissent, Trauma and Affective Politics in Stanislav Libenský´s and Jaroslava Brychtová´s Glass Sculptures in Communist Czechoslovakia, 1968–1980” on Friday, February 14th at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago. Her paper is part of the session Cracks in the Canon: Reframing the Politics of Marginalization in Modern and Contemporary Art.

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