Department of Art and Art History News

Ghost exhibition based on publication by Jason Urban / Printeresting featured in St. Louis Magazine

Sat. April 30, 2016

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Image courtesy of Leslie Mutchler and Jason Urban.

Ghost, a one-night exhibition, draws upon the publication of the same name produced by Jason Urban / Printeresting. The exhibition was featured by St. Louis Magazine.

Tyler Tschirhart receives Center for the Study of Ancient Italy Summer Fieldwork Fellowship

Fri. April 29, 2016

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The Center for the Study of Ancient Italy (CSAI) is pleased to announce Tyler Tschirhart as the recipient of the 2016 CSAI Summer FIeldwork Fellowship. An art history and biochemistry double major, Tyler is a junior who is working on an honors thesis that focuses on renovations of the Horologium Augusti by the Emperors Domitian and Hadrian.

The CSAI fellowship will pay for Tschirhart to travel to Italy and participate in the Oplontis Project May 22 – June 17, 2016. This CSAI excavation project studies two ancient Roman sites at Oplontis, a seaside town destroyed by the same eruption that covered Pompeii. In addition to getting the chance to excavate at Oplontis Villa B, he will work on research projects with the project's directors, Professor John Clarke and Dr. Michael Thomas. This research will include the opportunity to study and catalog wall painting fragments with Professor Clarke and document architectural masonry with Dr. Thomas. This trip will be Tschirhart's first to Italy.

"Last year, I found my calling in art history and quickly fell in love with the the way in which politics shaped the city of Imperial Rome," says Tschirhart.

Tschirhart hopes to go to graduate school in order to earn his Ph.D. in Roman art and architecture. He is also interested in antiquities law and the antiquities market. His hobbies include keeping up with world news and politics, watching movies and television shows, and collecting trivial knowledge.

"Reflections on African and African Diaspora Art" by Eddie Chambers on CAA Reviews

Tue. April 26, 2016

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"Reflections on African and African Diaspora Art" by Eddie Chambers was published in CAA Review.

The Alcalde features Young Bloods exhibition by Center Space Project

Mon. April 25, 2016

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Photo by Jessilee Shipman

The Alcalde, the official publication of the Texas Exes, featured Young Bloods, an exhibition by Center Space Project.

Ryan Lauderdale presents work in group exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher

Mon. April 25, 2016

sculpture of metal and florescent light in gallery room
flora extrusion/funerary, 2016, rormica, wood, fluorescent light, glass, standoffs, extruded aluminum, hardware, vertical power strip, candle, long-stem rose, 70 x 4 8 x 36 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Ryan Lauderdale (B.F.A in Studio Art, B.A. in Art History, 2005) presents work in Dense Mesh, a group exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher in London. The exhibition will be on view April 14 – May 25, 2016.