History of Art Department faculty member Beate Fricke participated in a Google Art Talk on the true stories of the Monuments Men hosted by the Legion of Honor and the Google Art Project. The Google Art Talk is in celebration of the Sony Pictures release The Monuments Men. The film, directed by George Clooney, is about an elite group of men and women—museum directors, art historians, conservators, educators, and others— who volunteered during World War II to help save Europe’s cultural heritage from Nazi looting and destruction.
The talk was broadcast on February 7th, and can now be viewed online on the Google hangout site.
Julia Bryan-Wilson co-convenes the "Visual Activism" Symposium presented by the International Association for Visual Culture and SFMOMA series of events.
Friday, March 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
Professor Emeritus Peter Selz received the 2014 University of Chicago Professional Achievement Award. Created in 1967, the Professional Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement in any professional field. The award honors those alumni whose achievements in their vocational fields have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the University, and real benefit to their communities.
The volume Past Presented: Archaeological Illustration and the Ancient Americas, to which our faculty member Lisa Trever contributed an essay on late eighteenth-century tomb illustrations, is being awarded the Association for Latin American Art's annual book award on February 12, 2014, at the College Art Association meeting in Chicago. This award, supported by the Arvey Foundation, is for the best scholarly book published on the art of Latin America from the Pre-Columbian era to the present.
Julia Bryan-Wilson is currently in residence at The Courtauld Institute as the Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor. The visiting professorship is designed for scholars of American art whose work plays a defining role in the disciplines of art and architectural history and conservation. Professor Bryan-Wilson will be sharing her research with The Courtauld community formally (through lectures and seminars) and informally.
Professor Margaretta Lovell has been awarded the College Art Association's prestigious award for Distinguished Teaching of Art History. She will receive her award at the Convocation of the 2014 College Art Association meetings in Chicago this February. Congratulations!
Jason Hosford, one of our Digital Curators, has been elected Chair of the Northern California chapter of the Visual Resources Association. The VRA is dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management especially within educational and cultural heritage environments. Jason's election to chair our local chapter of the VRA after just a year in the profession is an honor for him and for our department. Congratulations, Jason!
Visual Culture and British India, History of Art 192F.2
This seminar, taught by the Department's visiting British art specialist Imogen Hart, engages with recent groundbreaking scholarship in the field of art and the British Empire, focusing on visual material relating to British India in the nineteenth century. See the rest of the description here.
Professor Andrew Stewart has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. This honor testifies to the "exceptionally high regard in which [he is] held by the Humanities community in Australia." Congratulations!
PhD candidate Will Coleman was awarded the Second Annual Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize for unpublished work on an early modern topic by a scholar under 30. Will will receive a £1,000 prize and a trip to the U.K. to present his winning essay, "'To live in accord with nature': Rubens's Houses and the Construction of Neostoic Leisure," at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum, on November 8 of this year. Congratulations, Will!