Spring 2017

"I'm Fine" exhibition opens at Stamp Gallery

Susannah Ward, from the "Better" series, 2017
Time: 
06/07/2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Stamp Gallery

The Stamp Gallery presents I’m Fine, an exhibition investigating art as a means of catharsis. I’m Fine presents artworks that explore narratives of personality, process, and release, examining how art-making both amplifies and mitigates emotions. I’m Fine is the Stamp Gallery’s annual docent-curated exhibition, curated by gallery staff members Sarah Schurman (UMCP ’17) and Tasiana Paolisso (UMCP ’18), both current undergraduate students at the University of Maryland.

Lecture at the Phillips Collection: Max Rosenberg, "Postwar German Art: Fellow's Perspective"

Max Rosenberg
Time: 
06/22/2017 - 18:30 to 20:00
Location: 
The Phillips Collection

University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art History Max Rosenberg discusses 20th-century German art after World War II, including Markus Lüpertz, a retrospective of whose work is on exhibition at The Phillips Collection this summer. Dr.

Lecture: Meredith J. Gill, "Flights of Angels: The Heavenly Orders in the Renaissance"

Book cover - Meredith Gill, "Angels and the Order of Heaven in Medieval and Renaissance Italy"
Time: 
04/28/2017 - 15:30 to 17:00
Location: 
West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art

To think about angels among the world’s religions is to think about the question of embodiment. As messenger figures, they choose human form, yet they are incorporeal and without gender in their theological essence. Angels have long invited highly abstract and intricate categories of classification, particularly within the medieval university curriculum for which Bonaventure, the “Seraphic Doctor,” and Thomas Aquinas, the “Angelic Doctor,” wrote foundational texts. Yet angels have also invited the most sublime feats of artistic imagination.

Digital Humanities Tools for your Medieval-Early Modern study and teaching kit

Time: 
04/28/2017 - 11:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

The Collaboratory in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Graduate School Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Maryland (MEM-UM) invite faculty and graduate students for a demonstration and workshop on three platforms/tools for study and teaching within the field: Scalar, Omeka+ Neatline, and IIIF (International Image Interoperability

Intersections: Jacco Dieleman, "The Art of Textual Amulets in Antiquity"

Fayum Portrait of a Boy, National Museum, Warsaw
Time: 
04/12/2017 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Wearing textual amulets on the body for personal protection against harm was a widespread phenomenon in antiquity. Such artifacts have been found across the ancient world, inscribed in various languages with a variety of apotropaic designs.

Digital Art History Workshops, May 23-26

Wading in DAH Water III banner
Time: 
05/23/2017 - 09:00 to 05/26/2017 - 16:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

In the last week of May (23-26) the Michelle Smith Collaboratory of Visual Culture and the Department of Art History and Archaeology are hosting a week-long series of workshops for those curious about digital art history and its practice but who self-classify as beginners.

Graduation 2017

Time: 
05/20/2017 - 09:00 to 10:00
Location: 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Hooray for our graduates!

The campus-wide graduation will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 21st, 1-3 at Comcast Center.

This year's graduation exercises for the Department of Art History and Archaeology will take place Saturday morning, May 20th at 9am in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Doors will open at 8:30 for friends and family.

Graduands (which is what you are until you graduate!) should gather in the lobby of the Center at 8:30 to be organized for procession.

Transcribing African-American History

Family from Freedmen's Bureau Records
Time: 
05/05/2017 - 10:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Last November the Collaboratory hosted a two-part event, "Transcribing African-American History," a series of talks and a transcribe-a-thon of Freedmen's Bureau Records.

D.I.G. Presentations

Google earth map of extent of Alexander's Empire
Time: 
05/03/2017 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Please join members of the D.I.G. (Digital Innovation Group) in the Collaboratory as they present their semester projects. Enjoy a light lunch and stimulating new ideas for digital art history.

Pressly Forum: June Hargrove, "Swimming with Sharks: How not to Write a Book"

June Hargrove
Time: 
04/05/2017 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

My ostensible subject is the French Symbolist, Paul Gauguin, introducing a range of ideas presented in the book that was commissioned by Citadelles & Mazenod last spring. This talk is an informal rumination on the challenges of writing a big book in a small window of time, about the minefields we encounter, and on my decision to foreground my interpretations, despite the limitations of space. I will talk about some specific aspects of Gauguin, but more than anything this is a reflection on some of the hazards of research and the publishing process.

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