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*NEW DATE* CVAT&D Presents: Wendy Bellion, “What Statues Remember”

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 | 0 comments

*NEW DATE*  CVAT&D Presents: Wendy Bellion, “What Statues Remember”

On Wednesday, April 16, Professor Wendy Bellion of the University of Delaware  will present a public lecture at 6:30 pm in Room G40 WJB: “What Statues Remember: Art and Iconoclasm in Early New York,” as part of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre, & Dance Presents visiting scholar lecture series.  Bellion is Associate Professor of American Art and Material Culture and the author of Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America (2011).  The upcoming lecture is based on her current book project,...

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Dr. Lee Receives Grant for Cultural Studies of Postwar Japan

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 | Comments Off

Dr. Lee Receives Grant for Cultural Studies of Postwar Japan

Assistant Professor Laura Lee received an Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council Japan Studies Grant to conduct research on early Japanese comic books, known as akahon manga, at the University of Maryland’s Gordon W. Prange Collection. The Gordon W. Prange Collection is the most comprehensive archive in the world of print publications issued in Japan during the first four years of the Allied Occupation, 1945-1949. Originally file copies of the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD), an operating unit of Supreme Commander of the...

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Paula Gerson Honored at Columbia Symposium

Posted on Apr 12, 2014 | Comments Off

Paula Gerson Honored at Columbia Symposium

An all-day symposium in honor of Professor Emerita Paula L. Gerson was held at Columbia University on March 29, supported by Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology; the Index of Christian Art, Princeton University; Young Harris College; and  students, friends and colleagues of Professor Gerson. Former and current graduate students Sarah Andyshak, Deirdre Carter, Carey Fee, Jennifer Feltman, Karlyn Griffith, and Kara Morrow organized Lux nova: Innovative Approaches to Medieval Art and Architecture to celebrate...

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2014 Art History Award Recipients

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 | Comments Off

On April 8, 2014, the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance recognized outstanding students and friends at its annual awards ceremony. Special recognition was given to Kathy Braun for her outstanding service to our department for 18 years.  The following Art History students were recognized at this year’s ceremony: Undergraduate Awards Helen J. Beard Undergraduate Scholarship for Excellence in the Major Kaitlin Lynch, Victoria Sunnergren, Natasha Tociapski Department of Art History Undergraduate Paper Award Kimber Chewning, Honorable...

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Art History Senior Presents Paper at ACC Meeting of the Minds

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Art History Senior Presents Paper at ACC Meeting of the Minds

Undergraduate senior Kimber Chewning presented her honors research on contemporary video artist Ryan Trecartin in two venues this month, at Florida State University’s Undergraduate Research Symposium and at the 2014 ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference, which was held this year at the University of Pittsburgh, April 3-5. Chewning was chosen to represent FSU along with five other undergraduate researchers. The title of her presented paper is “Deconstructing Space and Reconstructing (I)dentity in Ryan Trecartin’s I-BE...

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Dr. Carrasco Awarded NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 | 0 comments

Dr. Carrasco Awarded NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant

Art History Associate Professor Michael D. Carrasco was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, Level II $60,000 (2014-2015) to support The Mesoamerican Corpus of Formative Period Art and Writing. This is a collaborative, multidisciplinary project among Drs. Carrasco, Joshua Englehardt (Centro de Estudios Arqueológicos, El Colegio de Michoacán), and Dennis Slice (FSU’s Department of Scientific Computing). The project will also involve graduate student researchers Lesley Wolff from the Department...

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Grand Sendoff for Kathy Braun

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 | 0 comments

Grand Sendoff for Kathy Braun

Last month we celebrated Kathy Braun‘s 18 years of outstanding service to the Art History department with a festive retirement party in her honor.  Kathy originally joined the department as a Work Study student in 1996.  In 1999 she moved into the position of Assistant Curator of the Media Center, where she initiated or collaborated on most of the projects and procedures that still make our instructional resources so outstanding today. In 2009, departmental changes created the need for a staff position dedicated to academic programming...

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Professor Stephanie Leitch Receives COFRS Grant

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Professor Stephanie Leitch Receives COFRS Grant

Art History Associate Professor Stephanie Leitch was awarded a Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS) grant for the summer of 2014 by the Council on Research and Creativity at FSU to research a book project about the visual rhetoric of observation in the print culture of early modern northern Europe. The Art of Observation in the Early Modern Print (1500–1700) will examine how first-hand observations came to be recorded in images in several printed genres that claimed to reproduce unmediated experience with the world. Prints in these...

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Professor Adam Jolles’s New Book

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 | 0 comments

Professor Adam Jolles’s New Book

Penn State University Press has just released The Curatorial Avant-Garde: Surrealism and Exhibition Practice in France, 1925–1941, a new monograph by Adam Jolles, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art History. In The Curatorial Avant-Garde, Professor Jolles demonstrates the surrealists’ radical transformation of the ways in which spectators encountered works of art between the wars. From their introduction in Paris in 1925, surrealist exhibitions dissolved the conventional boundaries between visual media, language, and the...

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CVAT&D Presents: Kent Reilly Lecture & Workshop on Ancient Mississippian Symbolism

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 | 0 comments

CVAT&D Presents: Kent Reilly Lecture & Workshop on Ancient Mississippian Symbolism

On Friday, February 21, Professor Kent Reilly of Texas State University will present a public lecture at 6:30 pm in Room G40 WJB: “Visions From Another Realm: Art and Ideology from the Mississippian Period Eastern Woodlands,” as part of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre, & Dance Presents visiting scholar lecture series.  Reilly is a Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the Center for the Study of Arts and Symbolism of Ancient America.  His interests converge around the religion, art, and visual validation of...

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