Lecture

Talk: Digital Documentation with CyArk

Map the Moment graphic from CyArk
Time: 
10/19/2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Virtual Collaboratory in collaboration with Prof. McEwen's Public Art class

CyArk is a non profit organization founded in 2003 to digitally record, archive and share the world's cultural heritage and ensure that these places continue to inspire wonder and curiosity for decades to come. Since inception they have recorded over 200 monuments on all 7 continents. CyArk has developed a robust digital documentation methodology that combines accurate 3D mapping with the collection of interviews and stories.

Pressly Forum: Jonathan Frederick Walz, "Behind the Scenes of Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful"

Jonathan Frederick Walz, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of American Art at the Columbus Museum
Time: 
10/21/2020 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Virtual Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Dr. Jonathan Frederick Walz received his PhD from the Department in 2010 and is the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of American Art at the Columbus Museum.

Spring Graduate Forum

Spring Forum banner
Time: 
02/24/2020 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Please join us all in the Collaboratory for an afternoon session of delightful and enlightening scholarship from three rising stars in the Department, Marco Polo Juarez Cruz, Charline Fournier Petit, and Caroline Paganussi. Topics range from scholar’s tombs to clay sketches (bozzetti) to a Mexican artist’s creative response to the Harlem jazz scene. Not to be missed!

 

Caroline Paganussi, "Friendship Beyond the Grave: Scholars' Tombs in Early Modern Bologna"

Lecture: Lily Wies, "Melting into Great Nature: Chiura Obata, Yosemite, and the Carving of Identity."

Chiura Obata Lake Basin in the High Sierra print
Time: 
02/24/2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Please join us for a special dry-run of Lily Wies's paper at the upcoming 50th annual Middle Atlantic Symposium. She would love all feedback as she makes final tweaks.

Speaking of Books: Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae

Maryl Gensheimer
Time: 
02/13/2020 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Please join us in the Collaboratory on Thursday, February 13th, for the occasional UMD Library series Speaking of Books. In this installment, Professor Maryl Gensheimer will discuss "Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae," the subject and title of her most recent book.

Pressly Forum: Tess Korobkin, "Forms of Violence in Isamu Noguchi's 'Death (A Lynching)'"

Tess Korobkin
Time: 
02/05/2020 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Dr. Tess Korobkin is Assistant Professor of American Art in the Department.

This talk examines a single sculpture, Isamu Noguchi’s Death (1934), to consider the political and aesthetic stakes of creating a nearly life-sized, abstracted sculptural body in response to a photograph of a lynching in Sherman, Texas.

Middle Atlantic Symposium, Keynote Lecture: Dr. Gerardo Mosquera, "Brazil: Disarranging Concretism"

Portrait of Gerardo Mosquera by Wang Guofeng
Time: 
03/06/2020 - 17:00 to 19:00
Location: 
Lecture Hall

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art have jointly sponsored the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art since 1971.  The Symposium offers an opportunity not only for advanced graduate students to present their research to the public, but also to bring together the academic and museum communities in the greater Washington area.

Intersections: Donald Niebyl presents Spomenik, a digital humanities project

Spomenik at Krusevo
Time: 
11/12/2019 - 14:00 to 16:30
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Donald Niebyl, an American who came to be fascinated by monuments to some of the most significant events in the anti-fascist struggle of the Yugoslav partisans in World War II known as spomeniks, will present his web-based database of these monuments, Spomenik, and discuss his reasons for embarking on this remarkable digital humanities project and its subsequent eponymous book, which was published in 2018.

This talk is being presented in the context of the course on Art and War taught by Dr. Aneta Georgievska-Shine.

Roger Rearick Forum - 2019

Medieval Forum - hand-colored woodcut
Time: 
10/29/2019 - 16:00 to 18:30
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Hosted annually by our department, the Roger Rearick Forum showcases current research by our graduate students.  Advanced students who wish to be considered for inclusion in the Philadelphia Symposiums in the History of Art are invited to present papers to our departmental community at this event.  One student will be chosen to present at this prestigious regional symposium.

Pressly Forum: Abayomi Ola, "Lines of Dissent in Anglophone West Africa 1950-70""

photograph of Abayomi "Yomi" Ola
Time: 
10/02/2019 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Dr. Abayomi "Yomi" Ola, who is Associate Professor of Art History at Spelman College, is the Frederick Burkhardt ACLS Residential Fellow in the Department and The David C. Driskell Center for Academic Year 2019-2020.

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