News & Events
FALL 2013 LECTURE SERIES:
"A Research Symposium on Silk and the Visual Cultures of Iranian Central AsiaDe-codification & Secularization of Central Asian Textile Imagery."
Dr. Matteo Compareti
Institute for Study of the Ancient World, New York University
"From Sasanian Persia to Khotan: The Representation of Khvarenah and
the Senmurv in Pre-Islamic Iranian Arts"
PhD Candidate and Visiting Scholar from the University of Heidelberg
"De-codification & Secularization of Central Asian Textile Imagery. From the Tarim to the Mediterranean Basin and beyond"
Thursday, December 5
Room 415, Blegen Hall
Minku Kim Receives Korean Studies Grant
Professor Minku Kim has been awarded a Korean Studies Grant by the Academy of Korean Studies, the flagship institution of the government of the Republic of Korea to promote Korean Studies.
Kim's research project is titled "Sŏkkuram and Iran: The Domed Korean Buddhist Sanctuary with a Central Image for Circumambulation and Its Precedents in Kucha (Xinjiang)." His preliminary report will be presented on December 12, 2013 at the Harvard Korean Art History Workshop "Infinite Interfusion: Buddhist Art in Korea," which is being organized by the Harvard Korea Institute and co-sponsored by East Asian Art History Program and Harvard-Yenching Institute.
Professor Jennifer Marshall receives Robert Motherwell Book Award for Machine Art, 1934
Jennifer Marshall has been awarded the Robert Motherwell Book Award from the Dedalus Foundation for her book Machine Art, 1934 (University of Chicago Press).
More information about the prize can be found here:
2013 FALL LECTURE SERIES: PREVIOUS LECTURES
"Necessary Fictions: Imagining Sculpture in China"
Stanley Abe, Duke University
Thursday, November 14
Room 10, Blegen Hall
"Black and Blue"
Carol Mavor, in conversation with Jane Blocker
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Shepherd Room, Weisman Art Museum
Sponsored by: The Department of Art History, The Art Department, The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and The Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Professor Steven Ostrow to speak at Center for Early Modern History on April 12
"Sleuthing and Serendipity: From Pietro Tacca's U of M Fountain to the Quattro Mori in Livorno" by Professor Steven Ostrow
WHEN: Friday, April 12 at 12:15 pm
LOCATION: History Conference Center, Room 1210 Heller Hall
Presented by the Center for Early Modern History
Associate Professor Jennifer Marshall collaborates with the Weisman Art Museum on the new exhibition "PHOTO NATION: Photography in the United States"
Photo Nation presents photographs from the Weisman Art Museum's collection that showcase the development of photography in the United States, from the nineteenth century to the present, both as a branch of the fine arts, and as a social tool.
Offered in partnership with Associate Professor Jennifer Marshall's University of Minnesota Art History course of the same name, this exhibition will be a resource for the students in the class, while also sharing this compelling topic with the broader public.
Associate Professor Robert Silberman curates "Elemental" exhibition at Northern Clay Center
Now on view at Northern Clay Center: "Elemental," March 15-may 12, 2013
In conjunction with the exhibition, an artist panel and gallery talk moderated by the exhibition's curator Robert Silberman will be held in the Influx Room at the Regis Center for Art on the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus, on Thursday, March 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A gallery talk will take place at Northern Clay Center, in the Main Gallery, on Saturday, March 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon.
Professor Steven Ostrow Receives Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant
We are pleased to announce that Professor Steven Ostrow, Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), has received a Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant (College Art Association), for Critical Perspectives on Early Modern Roman Sculpture, in press with the Pennsylvania State University Press.
Professor Gabriel Weisberg to Guest Curate upcoming exhibition "THE RESONANCE OF JAPAN: JAPONISME AND SCANDINAVIA, 1873-1918" in Helsinki, Finland in 2015.
Guest Curator: Gabriel P. Weisberg, Professor of Art History, University of
Co-Curator: Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Exhibitions Curator, Ateneum Art
Participating Museums: Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden; Nasjonaalrryuseet, Oslo, Norway; Ateneum Art Museum (The National Museum of Finland), Helsinki, Finland (with co-operation with the Design Museum, Helsinki)
Erik Farseth receives Minnesota State Arts Board Grant
Erik Farseth, Executive Office and Administrative Specialist for the Department of Art History, has been awarded a 2013 Artist Initiative Grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Art History Office Support Staff Receive CLA Outstanding Service Awards
The Department of Art History is pleased to announce that John McEwen (Associate Administrator), Peter Harle (Art History Undergraduate Academic Advisor), Erik Farseth (Executive Office and Administrative Specialist), and Kristin Charles (Senior Accountant) have been chosen by the CLA Work
Group to receive CLA Outstanding Service Awards.
Professor Matthew Canepa chosen for 2013 residency at the Getty Research Institute for 'Royal Glory, Divine Fortune'
Every year since 1985 the Getty Research Institute has invited scholars, artists, and other cultural figures from around the world to work in residence at the Institute on projects that bear upon its annual research theme. While in residence, they pursue their own research projects, make use of Getty collections, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.
Matthew P. Canepa (Villa) is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He specializes in the art and archaeology of ancient Iran and the Mediterranean.
Royal Glory, Divine Fortune: Contesting the Global Idea of Iranian
Kingship in the Hellenized and Iranian Near East, Central and South Asia
(330 BCE–642 CE)
Julie L'Enfant receives Minnesota Book Award
Julie L'Enfant, Chair of the Liberal Arts Program at the College of Visual Arts (St.Paul), has received a Minnesota Book Award for her book, Pioneer Modernists: Minnesota's First Generation of Women Artists (Afton Press). L'Enfant received the award in the category of Minnesota culture and the visual arts. The book tells the story of a generation of women artists in Minnesota who are often overlooked but who played an enormous role in the development of art schools and galleries.
L'Enfant received her PhD in art history from the University of Minnesota in 1996. This is the fourth book that Professor L'Enfant has published, including her PhD dissertation on the art criticism of William Rossetti.
Recent Graduate Students Hired for Tenure-Track positions
The Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce that two of our recent graduates have been hired for tenure-track positions.
Sugata Ray (PhD 2011) has accepted a tenure-track position at UC Berkeley, and Sara Sik (PhD 2010) has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of South Dakota.