Department of Art and Art History News

Penelope Davies presents lecture "Rome Alone"

Mon. October 20, 2014

people sitting in raised auditorium listening to lecture
Photo by Natalie K. Gomez.

Professor and Assistant Chair of Art History Penelope Davies speaks on Rome Alone: The Case of Concrete Monday, October 20, at 2–3 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 1.302D.

This lecture is presented by the Department of Anthropology.

Faculty and alumni present work in exhibition at Senaspace

Wed. October 15, 2014

drawing of abstract geometric forms on paper
Dan Sutherland, Burstree, 2014, graphite on paper, 9.5” x 6”

Professor Dan Sutherland and alumni have been included in group exhibition Prime Matter at Senaspace. The exhibition will be on display October 16–December 6.

Alumni include:

Michael Berryhill (B.F.A. Studio Art, 1994)
Grant Huang (B.F.A. Studio Art, 1996)
Charles Irvin (B.F.A. Studio Art, 1994)
Christopher Schade (B.A. Studio Art, 1995)

Michael Smith performs at Frieze London

Tue. October 14, 2014


Image courtesy of the artist and gallery Dan Gunn (Berlin)

For the Focus section of the 2014 Frieze Art Fair in London, Smith will be restaging his Government Approved Home Fallout Shelter Snackbar installation from 1983. The installation, presented by Dan Gunn Gallery (Berlin), is one of Smith’s most important and earliest installations and its first exhibition outside of the US.


This year’s themed section, “Live,” organized by curators Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor is dedicated to ambitious performance-based installations and will include works specially conceived for Frieze as well as the re-staging of a number of important historical pieces.

Stephennie Mulder publishes op-ed in US News

Tue. October 14, 2014

green department cube logo

Stephennie Mulder published an op-ed in US News about the history of Islam and co-existence in the Middle East.

Katrina Jane Perry participates in residency at Banff Centre

Tue. October 14, 2014

photograph of snow on rock and grassy landscape
Image courtesy of the artist.

Katrina Jane Perry (B.A. Studio Art, 2008) received a six week residency at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. Perry is there currently investigating the relationship between Nature and the Human Condition through the documentation of the Banff National Park. Perry works in both photographic and sculptural mediums.