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Victoria Sunnergren, CFA Humanitarian of the Year

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 | Comments Off

Victoria Sunnergren, CFA Humanitarian of the Year

Congratulations to Art History undergraduate Victoria Sunnergren, who has been named the College of Fine Arts Humanitarian of the Year for her outstanding volunteer work in the community and the university.  Victoria has served since 2012 as a tutor and service leader at Grace Mission in Tallahassee, assisting with childcare for underprivileged children and providing dedicated after-school tutoring that made a dramatic difference in the life of an elementary-school child.   At the same time, she served as a community service liaison and...

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Professor Jack Freiberg’s New Book on the Tempietto

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 | Comments Off

Professor Jack Freiberg’s New Book on the Tempietto

Congratulations to Art History Professor and CFA Associate Dean Jack Freiberg on the publication of Bramante’s Tempietto, the Roman Renaissance, and the Spanish Crown, his groundbreaking study of the Tempietto published in November 2014 by Cambridge University Press. The Tempietto, the embodiment of the Renaissance mastery of classical architecture and its Christian reinvention, was also the preeminent commission of the Catholic kings, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabel of Castile, in papal Rome. Dr. Freiberg’s book situates...

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FSU Art Historians at the 103rd annual CAA Conference

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 | Comments Off

FSU Art Historians at the 103rd annual CAA Conference

Two Art History professors, one current graduate student and two alumni are presenting papers at the 103rd annual College Art Association Conference, which will be held February 11 through February 14 in New York, NY.  CAA is the primary professional association of artists and art historians in the United States. This year’s conference will feature more than 200 sessions, a Book and Trade Fair, walking tours, gallery openings, and numerous workshops and professional networking opportunities.  In collaboration with our fellow...

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PhD Student Contributes to New Series on Byzantine Texts

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 | Comments Off

PhD Student Contributes to New Series on Byzantine Texts

Art History PhD student Brad Hostetler has been invited to contribute to a new series, Byzantine Texts on Art and Aesthetics, edited by Charles Barber and Foteini Spingou of Princeton University and published by Cambridge University Press. The four-volume series will feature primary sources from late antiquity to the sixteenth century, with the intention of making medieval texts more accessible. Brad will provide traslation and commentary on a dossier of Greek epigrams on reliquaries for inclusion in vol. 3, From Alexios I Komnenos to the rise...

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Professor Bauer Receives Research Grant for Book Project

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 | Comments Off

Professor Bauer Receives Research Grant for Book Project

Assistant Professor Doron Bauer has been awarded the Gerda Henkel Stiftung grant for the research project  “Lost at Sea: Islands and the Topology of Cultural Interactions in the Mediterranean.” The grant will allow Dr. Bauer and two researchers under his direction to study medieval objects, monuments, and archives in the Balearic Islands for three months this summer in order to advance a book-length project. 

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Spotlight on Alumna Susan Baldino: Social Advocate, Curator, Teacher

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 | Comments Off

Spotlight on Alumna Susan Baldino: Social Advocate, Curator, Teacher

This fall, Art History alumna Susan Davis Baldino (MA 1993) combined her talents and passions to co-curate “What Forever Feels Like: Artists and Autism” at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. The show is the second exhibition in a series of curatorial endeavors that seeks to expose museum visitors to the beauty and challenges of the world’s fastest growing developmental disability. Susan works with the FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the FSU College of Medicine Autism Institute to produce these exhibitions. The first...

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Three Grad Students Represent FSU at Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 | Comments Off

Three Grad Students Represent FSU at Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

Art History PhD students Brad Hostetler, Sarah Simmons, and Christopher Timm were invited to participate in the 40th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, hosted in November this year by Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.  Of the 71 peer-reviewed papers presented at this prestigious international conference, only 16 were by graduate students.  FSU was the only institution with three student papers accepted. In the session “Byzantine Art,” Brad presented “Epigrams and the Presentation of Relics in the Middle Byzantine...

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Professor Niell Leads Exhibition Tour and Presentations at Ringling

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Professor Niell Leads Exhibition Tour and Presentations at Ringling

Thanks to the generosity of Sarasota donor Ina Schnell, Professor Paul Niell travelled with a group of art history graduate students to the Ringling Museum of Art in the first week of November to visit the exhibition Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898, and to participate in a study day organized by the museum in support of the exhibition on Saturday, November 8th. Professor Niell presented “Domestic Space and Agency in Colonial Cuba” at the event, which included presentations by four scholars of...

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Professor Jolles Awarded CRC Grant for Photo History Research

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Professor Jolles Awarded CRC Grant for Photo History Research

Art History Department Chair Adam Jolles was awarded a $13,000 Planning Grant by the FSU Center on Research and Creativity (CRC) to further study “The Curatorial History of Photography in the United States.” His project examines the emergence of photography as a field of interest in American museums between 1937 and 1991, a period that witnessed radical transformations in the display, practice, and teaching of the medium. It investigates as well the extent to which such transformations can be tied to the origins of the discourse...

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Professor Lauren Weingarden’s Global Venues: Conferences and Courses

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 | Comments Off

Professor Lauren Weingarden’s Global Venues: Conferences and Courses

Professor Lauren S. Weingarden has had exciting summer and fall semesters. Between June and October, she presented five papers at five international venues. In July she directed and taught Paris Art & Culture program in Paris, France. At four conferences Prof. Weingarden was able to extend her recent research in Neuroaesthetics to both 19th-century French art and contemporary Installation art. In June, she presented “Framing an Experiential Aesthetics: The Affective Turn in Contemporary Installation Art,” at the “Framing Emotional...

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