Spring 2018

It's summer!

Georges Seurat, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884, oil on canvas, Art Institute of Chicago
Time: 
05/29/2018 - 06:30 to 08/21/2018 - 06:30
Location: 
Department of Art History and Archaeology

It's summertime in the department! Enjoy the break or, even better, enjoy a summer session online course! Register today!

http://arthistory.umd.edu/summer-2018-courses

Digital Art HIstory Workshop Week, May 22-25

Wading in DAH Water workshop IV banner
Time: 
05/22/2018 - 09:00 to 05/25/2018 - 14:30
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

In the last week of May (22-25) 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. These workshops are where to come to acquire a firm grasp of basic techniques and principles, without pressure and intimidation. Just think of it as wading in the shallow end of the pool, shortly before you master techniques that will have you swimming in the deep end in no time!

Faculty Book Launch: Joshua Shannon's The Recording Machine

Flyer for Book Launch for Joshua Shannon, The Recording Machine
Time: 
04/18/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
2115 Tawes Building

Please join the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies next Wednesday, April 18 from 2-3pm in Tawes 2115 to celebrate Professor Joshua Shannon’s recently published monograph, The Recording Machine: Art and Fact During the Cold War (Yale UP, 2017). Professor Shannon Shannon will be joined by Professor Joshua Weiner to talk about the new book.

Light refreshments will be served.

MEM-UM Lecture: Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., "The Art Collection of King Charles I"

Anthony van Dyck, "Triple Portrait of Charles I," 1635-1636
Time: 
04/30/2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

The Graduate School Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies is proud to present Professor Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., who will lecture on "The Art Collection of King Charles I." As Curator of Northern Baroque Painting at the National Gallery of Art and Professor of Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art in the Department, Dr. Wheelock is well suited to this fascinating topic and his talk will be of interest to a broad audience. As well, lunch will be available.

Graduation 2018

Dr. Marjorie Venit in atrium of The Clarice after Department graduation ceremonies
Time: 
05/19/2018 - 09:00 to 10:00
Location: 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Hooray for our graduates!

The campus-wide graduation will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 20th, 1-3 at Comcast Center.

This year's graduation exercises for the Department of Art History and Archaeology will take place Saturday morning, May 19th 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.

D.I.G. Presentations Spring 2018

Google Earth - view from space - with extent of Alexander the Great's empire and route of movement
Time: 
05/02/2018 - 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 at 11:30 and stimulating new ideas for digital art history.

Intersections: Caroline Paganussi, "'A woman of total goodness, and a singular talent': Anna Morandi Manzolini and Self-Portraiture in Wax"

Anna Morandi Manzolini, Self Portrait in Wax
Time: 
04/04/2018 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Please join us for a very special Intersections, really a Mini Middle Atlantic Symposium, when Caroline Paganussi presents her paper prepared for the Department's cancelled signature annual event, the Middle Atlantic Symposium. Her talk, about which more below, is entitled "'A woman of total goodness, and a singular talent': Anna Morandi Manzolini and Self-Portraiture in Wax." A lunch (Jason's Deli) will be available at 11:30 and the talk will begin at noon. All are welcome.

Lecture at The Phillips Collection: Dr. Kate Cowcher, "A Postcard from Addis: Ethiopian Modernism in the World"

Postcard from Emira Bier to Marjorie Phillips, 1967. Source: The Phillips Collection Archives
Time: 
05/17/2018 - 18:30 to 19:30
Location: 
The Phillips Collection

In 1967 Elmira Bier, executive assistant to Duncan Phillips, sent a postcard to Marjorie Phillips from Addis Ababa. On it she wrote about Ethiopian food, the importance of women in Ethiopian society and the commitment of Emperor Haile Selassie to education. The photograph on the postcard was not one of the familiar touristic images of Ethiopia, of rural life, coffee ceremonies or the historic art of the Orthodox Church.

"Media Lux" opens at Stamp Gallery

Gallery Card for exhibition "Media Lux"
Time: 
04/04/2018 - 18:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

The Stamp Gallery is pleased to present Media Lux, an exhibition featuring work by artists in the second year of MFA candidacy in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park. Media Lux includes works set in a dim environment by Clay Dunklin, Mason Hurley, Monroe Isenberg, Irene Pantelis, and Gina Takaoka. The five artists have collectively curated the exhibition, selecting among their own recent work and producing new artworks in dialogue with the Stamp Gallery’s distinctive space. Media Lux is on view April 2 through May 19, 2018.

AHA Presents - Art History Career Panel

Caricature by Bertall / ‘République des arts’, from 'Le Journal pour rire’, 28 July, 1849  “Ingres holds a pen as a symbol of line while Delacroix wields a brush as symbol of color.”c
Time: 
04/02/2018 - 18:00 to 19:30
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

AHA (The Art History Association) is an organization for art history majors, non-majors and people interested in art to get together, exchange ideas, focus on topics of interest, and mostly have fun! AHA meets in the Collaboratory on the first Monday of each month, from 6-7(or 7:30), as well other Mondays for specials occasions. Each semester AHA plans excursions to local exhibitions and museums. Come join in the fun. Declare yourself for line or for color!

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