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Current Issue: March 27, 2015 (PDF)

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Frederick Asher receives Distinguished Contribution to Asian Studies award

The Department of Art History is pleased to announce that Professor Frederick Asher has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies award from the Association for Asian Studies.

Sheila J. McNally

Sheila J. McNally, Professor Emerita of Art History, passed away in Minneapolis on September 24, 2014, at the age of eighty-one.

Art History Lecture Series and Art History Co-Sponsored Lectures (2014-2015)

October 29, 2014: Etienne Tornier
Ph. D. Student, Universitè Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
“French and American Decorative Arts at the Turn of the 20th Century”
Blegen 240
5:30 pm


October 30, 2014: Fabio Barry

Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture, Stanford University
“Im/material Bernini”
Blegen 5
5:00 pm

In Conjunction with the exhibition, “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections,” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, February 15-May 10, 2015:

 February 25, 2015: Jeffrey Chipps Smith
Kay Fortson Chair in European Art, University of Texas, Austin
“Emperor Rudolf II and the Mysterious Obsession of Collecting”
Center for Austrian Studies; co-sponsored by the Department of Art History
1210 Heller Hall
7:30 pm

March 11, 2015: Larry Silver
Farquar Professor of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
“Maximilian I, Charles V and the Formation of the Habsburg Monarchy”
Center for Austrian Studies; co-sponsored by the Department of Art History
1210 Heller Hall
7:30 pm

March 13, 2015: Jessica Keating
Assistant Professor of Art History, Carleton College
“Collecting Exotica at Early Modern Habsburg Courts”
Center for Austrian Studies; co-sponsored by CEMH and the Department of History
1210 Heller Hall
12:15 pm

April 1, 2015: Eike D. Schmidt
James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture,Minneapolis Institute of Arts
“Empire and Enlightenment: Sculpture and the Decorative Arts in Eighteenth-Century Vienna”
Center for Austrian Studies; co-sponsored by the Department of Art History
1210 Heller Hall
7:30 pm

Other Related Events:

November 13, 2014: Renata Holod
120 Andersen
7:00 pm

January 29, 2015: Keith Moxey
Institute of Advanced Study

January 30, 2015: Michael Ann Holly
Institute of Advanced Study and Center for Early Modern History
Co-sponsored by Art History

April 16-17, 2015: Michael Leja, Jennifer Greenhill, and Jennifer Roberts
Institute for Advanced Study

ANDREA TRUITT Receives Luce Foundation / ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art

Andrea Truitt has been awarded a Henry Luce Foundation/ ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for 2014-15. Truitt is a graduate student in the PhD program.

This fellowship honors and supports Truitt's dissertation, "Experiencing the Otherworldly: Magazine Reading and Illustrations of Orientalist Domestic Space in the United States, 1880-1920." The Luce is a highly competitive and generous grant, awarded to just 10 dissertating graduate students in the field each year.

new book on Roman Baroque Sculpture, editeD By Steven F. Ostrow and Anthony Colantuono, now available from Penn State University Press

Critical Perspectives on Roman Baroque Sculpture, edited by Anthony Colantuono and Steven F. Ostrow, Penn State University Press, 2014 (recipient of the Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant).

Cover art for publication edited by Steven Ostrow


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: 
http:// php/site/grants-book/


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