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  • Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

    Please join us for "Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger" on May 5–6, 2017.

    Patricia Berger served as the curator of Chinese art at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco from 1982 to 1994. She then returned to her alma mater to mentor another generation of graduate students as Professor of Chinese Art at the University of California at Berkeley. In celebration of her well-deserved retirement, we invite you to join her current and former students and colleagues to honor her contributions to the field. Professor Berger will deliver a keynote lecture on Friday, May 5 at the David Brower Center, followed by a one-day symposium on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Heyns Room at the Faculty Club. This event is free and open to the public.

    The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies, Department of History of Art, Institute of East Asian Studies, and Mongolia Initiative.

    For more information, please visit Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger, or if you have further questions, contact tenthousanddharmas@berkeley.edu.

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Patricia Berger, Chinese art history

  • History of Art Students Win Merit Scholarships

    Three students in History of Art have been awarded Undergraduate Merit Scholarships from the Institute of International Studies. These scholarships support undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Winners come from twenty-two different academic departments and six colleges and school.

    History of Art scholarship winners for Spring 2017 are:

    Ariana Pemberton
    The Sun Temple of Martand: the Pinnacle of Kashmiri Cosmopolitanism and the Key to Surya Worship in India

    Haili Wang
    Crafting “Worker’s Art”: Migrant Labor, Collective Authorship, and Artist Village in Post-Mao China

    Gabriella Wellons
    A Contextual Approach to Ancient “Graffiti”: Pictorial Codes and Motifs in Moche Religious Wall Paintings at Huacas de Moche

    Congratulations!

    http://iis.berkeley.edu/node/419/155
     

    TAGS: undergraduate

  • Julia Bryan-Wilson Contributes to Award-Winning Volume

    Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator (Getty Research Institute), which includes Julia Bryan-Wilson's contribution "The Present Complex: Lawrence Alloway and the Currency of Museums," received the Historians of British Art Book Award for best multi-authored work in 2015.

    The award citation reads:

    Lucy Bradnock, Courtney J. Martin, and Rebecca Peabody, eds., Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator, Getty Research Institute.

    Lawrence Alloway (1926–1990) was a key figure in the development of modern art in Europe and America from the 1950s to the 1980s. He is credited with coining the term pop art and with championing conceptual art and feminist artists in America. His interests as a critic and as a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York were wide-ranging, however, and included architecture, design, earthworks, film, neorealism, science fiction, and public sculpture. Early in his career he was associated with the Independent Group in London and although he was largely self-taught, he was a noted educator and lecturer. A prolific writer, Alloway sought to escape the conventions of art-historical discourse. This volume illuminates how he often shaped the field and anticipated approaches such as social art history and visual and cultural studies. Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator provides the first critical analysis of the multiple facets of Alloway’s life and career, exploring his formative influence on the disciplines of art history, art criticism, and museum studies. The nine essays in this volume depend on primary archival research, much of it conducted in the Lawrence Alloway Papers held by the Getty Research Institute. Each author addresses a distinct aspect of Alloway’s eclectic professional interests and endeavors.

    TAGS: undergraduate, Julia Bryan-Wilson, graduate

  • Commencement 2017

    History of Art Commencement exercises will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium at BAMPFA. Save the date!

    We are excited to announce that our 2017 Commencement Speaker will be Tirza Latimer, Chair of Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts.

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Graduation, Commencement

  • Gallery Talk with Students at BAM

    Students who participated in a special curatorial component of the course Contemporary Art in the Americas, co-taught by Curator Constance Lewallen and Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson, discussed works on view at the Berkeley Art Museum. See the exhibit's online "booklet" here.

    TAGS: undergraduate, Julia Bryan-Wilson, graduate, Berkeley Art Museum

  • Rubens Professor in Residence Spring 2017

    The Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Koenraad Van Cleempoel to the visiting Pieter Paul Rubens Chair for Spring 2017. Koenraad Van Cleempoel is one of the world’s foremost experts on Flemish scientific instruments of the Renaissance period, having completed his PhD at the Warburg Institute in the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London in 1998 with a dissertation entitled Aspects of Scientific Instruments Production in Louvain between 1550 and 1600. He is also the co-author of Spheres: The Arts of the Celestial Mechanics (Paris: J. Kugel). Specifically art historical perspectives undertaken in his work include attention to the iconography of scientific instruments in Flemish and Dutch art—in such works as Gossaert’s portrait of a young girl, the Five Senses series of Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Vermeer’s Astronomer. That Van Cleempoel is an avid pursuer of yet-undiscovered scientific instruments can be seen in his substantive 2003 co-authored article, “A Recently Discovered Sixteenth-Century Spanish Astrolabe” published in Annals of Science, and in 2015, “A Newly Discovered Medieval Astrolabe with Gear Mechanism,” in Medieval Encounters (proceedings of a conference at the Warburg Institute). He holds the position of Full Professor in Art History and Vice-dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Arts of Hasselt University, the youngest and most innovative of universities in Belgium.

    While at Berkeley, Professor Van Cleempoel will teach a seminar on “Sixteenth-Century Scientific Instruments as Materialized Knowledge.” We are fortunate to have the rare opportunity for such a course. It will combine notions and methods of the history of science, art and ideas with a focus on Louvain and Antwerp as centers of production of scientific instruments such as astrolabes, armillary spheres, astronomical rings and sundials in specific intellectual milieux.
     

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Dutch Studies, history of science, astrolabes, Dutch art

  • Celebrating Graduate And Undergraduate Students 2015-2016

    Undergraduate Awards

    Verenice Ramirez
    Getty Undergraduate Multicultural Internship

    Ramon de Santiago
    Haas Scholar - twenty highly qualified, academically talented undergraduates come together to build a supportive intellectual community during their final year at UC-Berkeley
    McNair Scholar - prepares selected UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study

    Ryan Serpa
    Summer Undergraduate Research Award - to conduct research in the eastern United States for an honors thesis on Bay Area Figurative Painting, advised by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

    Gabriella (Nunez) Wellons
    George A. Miller Scholar - provides outstanding community college transfer students with a research and community service stipend

    Jessy Bell
    Mathilde Andrews
    Berkeley's Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies.

    Graduate Pre-doctoral Fellowships/Awards

    Sarah Cowan
    Fellowship for Research at Emory College; Mellon Curatorial Internship Award

    Jessica (Jez) Flores
    CASVA Summer Travel Award for American Art Historians

    Andrew Griebeler
    Dumbarton Oaks Dissertation Fellowship
    Townsend Fellowship
    CASVA Finley Award

    Elizabeth McFadden
    Kress Institutional Fellowship: will be in residence for two years at the Courtauld Institute, London

    Katherine (Kappy) Mintie
    Peter Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research
    Junior Fellow Program at the Library of Congress

    Aleksandr (Sasha) Rossman
    Konstanz Three Year Dissertation Fellowship

    Andrew Sears
    John Boswell Dissertation Grant from the Medieval Academy of America
    Fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut in the "Ethics and Architecture Research Group"

    Miriam Said
    Frances Markoe Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, hosted in the Department of Near Eastern Art

    Emma Silverman
    Henry Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art
    Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship in American Art

    Grace Harpster
    Getty Predoctoral Fellowship
    RSA Rensselaer W. Lee Research Grant

    Graduate Postdoctoral Fellowships/Awards

    Charles (Ollie) O'Donnell
    Kunsthistorisches Institut Postdoctoral Award

    Stephanie Pearson
    Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)

    Justin Underhill
    U.C. Berkeley, Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Award

    Elaine Yau
    Connecticut College, C3 Postdoctoral Award

    Job Placements

    William Ma
    Lewis and Clark College, One year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor

    Stephanie Pearson
    Curatorial Assistant, Institut fur Klassische Archaologie der Freien Universitat Berlin

    Kailani Polzak
    Williams College, Tenure Track Position, initially a two-year C3 Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Jordan Rose
    UC San Diego, Tenure Track Position
     

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Stephanie Pearson, Elaine Yau, awards, Justin Underhill, Andrew Griebeler, fellowships, CASVA, Sarah Cowan, Andrew Sears, Grace Harpster, Kailani Polzak, Acknowledgments, Verenice Ramirez, Ramon de Santiago, Ryan Serpa, Gabriella Wellons, Jessy Bell, Matilde Andrews, Elizabeth McFadden, Katherine Mintie, Aleksandr Rossman, Miriam Said, Emma Silverman, Charles O'Donnell, Jordan Ross, Jessica Flores

  • Patricia Berger Wins CAA Award for Distinguished Teaching of Art History

    The Department of History of Art at UC Berkeley is enormously pleased to announce that Patricia Berger (Professor of Chinese Art) has been awarded the 2016 College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award. This award honors Professor Berger's many significant contributions to undergraduate and graduate mentoring. CAA will formally recognize its Awards for Distinction honorees at a special awards ceremony to be held during Convocation at the 104th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on Wednesday evening, February 3, 2016, 5:30–7:00 PM.  

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, College Art Association, Patricia Berger, award, teaching

  • Anticipating BAM Reopening, Students in Collaboration

    Students in Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson's contemporary art history class are collaborating with curator Connie Lewallen for the upcoming show Mind Over Matter, opening at the Berkeley Art Museum in fall 2016. The undergraduates are researching some of the objects, photographs, and ephemera in the exhibit—which focuses on the museum's rich holdings in conceptual art—and writing essays for the online exhibition catalogue. Bryan-Wilson and Lewallen have been working together for over a year to facilitate this collaboration.

    TAGS: undergraduate, Julia Bryan-Wilson, graduate, Berkeley Art Museum, museum