Department of Art and Art History News

Kimbell Foundation grant supports Art History pilot course, Seminars on Site, in Fall 2015

Thu. March 26, 2015

image of Rome at dusk with buildings and landscape blurring into darkness
Image courtesy of Penelope Davies

The Department of Art and Art History received a grant from the Kimbell Foundation that will enable the first course offering of Seminars on Site.

“To our knowledge, the proposed seminar would be unique among art history programs nationwide,” remarked Dr. Penelope Davies, assistant chair of Art History. “This seminar will enhance the reputation of the Department of Art and Art History and increase the department’s appeal for prospective students.”

The pilot seminar, entitled Architecture and Decoration in Pre-modern Rome: Patronage, Politics, and the Past, will be offered to graduate Art History students in the Fall semester in 2015. Taught by Dr. Penelope Davies and Dr. Joan Holladay, the seminar will travel to Rome.

Each iteration of the seminar will be co-taught by two members of the Art History faculty, drawn from different areas of specialization, and will address a theme that is pertinent to both areas of expertise. During the course of the semester, seminar participants will make two class trips: one to the Kimbell Art Museum to study its collections and view objects that are central to the themes highlighted in the course, and the other will last one week to ten days and will target a destination, usually abroad, that is pertinent to one of the areas covered in the class.

This seminar will create a formal structure that encourages exchange between students and faculty of diverse areas and builds bridges between them, precisely as disciplines are growing increasingly balkanized throughout academia. Students will learn from one another, from their faculty, and also from observing the interplay between the faculty members.
 

Design and Painting Faculty Search Candidate Talks

Wed. March 25, 2015

Design Faculty Search Candidate Talks:

  • February 23 // 8 am // Doty Fine Arts Building, Room 2.204
  • February 24 // 8 am // Doty Fine Arts Building, Room 2.204
  • March 3 // 8 am // Art Building, Room 1.110
  • March 9 // 8 am // Doty Fine Arts Building, Room 2.204

Painting Faculty Search Candidate Talks:

  • March 2 // 4:30 pm // Art Building, Room 1.120
  • March 5 // 4 pm // Art Building, Room 1.102
  • March 23 // 5 pm // Art Building, Room 1.110
  • March 25 // 5 pm // Art Building, Room 1.110

Work by alumnus Jonathan Marshall listed in Artspace's 10 of the Best Artworks of the 2015 Armory Show

Thu. March 19, 2015

handmade infogrpahic with gradient circles in center and text boxes around
Everything (Abridged), 2015, acrylic, ink, and paper on wood panel in mahogany frame, 92 x 95 inches

Jonathan Marshall's (BFA in Studio Art, 2003) work Everything (Abridged) was listed in Artspace's 10 of the Best Artworks of the 2015 Armory Show.

Professor Michael Smith included in three day multi-disciplinary project curated by Centre for Style

Thu. March 19, 2015

white overlapping hexagonal and cube shapes on green background

Professor Michael Smith presents work in Boulevard, a three day, multi-disciplinary project curated by Centre for Style. Boulevard will take place at Gertrude Contemporary March 17–19, 2015.