Liberal Arts

Scanlan Presents at Arts and Crafts Conference

Suzanne Scanlan (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) presented a paper entitled, But Those Petticoats! Enterprising Women in Providence and the Rhode Island School of Design, at a conference called Influences and Expressions: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Providence, Newport and Environs in September. Initial funding for her research was provided by the […]

Event: Artist & Poet Jen Bervin at GD Commons, 10/03, 6:30PM

Artist and poet Jen Bervin will be on campus for the launch of her book, Silk Poems, on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 at 6:30PM at the GD Commons, Design Center.  The book is the final component of Jen’s Silk Poems project, conducted in conjunction with Tufts’ University’s Silk Lab. The project premiered at MASSMoCA in a yearlong exhibition and includes […]

Lee published in ‘Photographies’ Journal

Jung Joon Lee (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) was published in the August 2017 issue of photographies. Lee’s article, 1984 A Camptown Story, examines Kim Yongt’ae’s photocollage, DMZ, which consists of photo-portraits he acquired from commercial photo studios in U.S. military camptowns in South Korea. While discussions on ‘found’ photographs often center […]

Schiff Works on the Critique

Karen Schiff (Lecturer, Liberal Arts) recently gave a lecture, Abstraction in the Public Sphere, at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Schiff has also published an essay, Consideration (As An Antidote to Critique), in the anthology Beyond Critique: Contemporary Art in Theory, Practice, and Instruction. The essay began as a College […]

Saito Publishes on the Japanese Garden

                          Yuriko Saito’s, Japanese Gardens: the Art of Improving Nature, is included in Japanese Environmental Philosophy, recently published by Oxford University Press edited by J. Baird Callicott and James McRae. Saito was invited to contribute a revised version of her original essay that first […]

‘Theatrum Magicum’ Shown at International Film Festival

Marcin Gizycki’s (Senior Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) film Theatrum Magicum has won the award for the best experimental short at Festival de Cine de Santa Cruz. The film will be shown at the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival on 12th August 2017 at the Moses Brown School: Woodman Family Community and […]

Bergstein lecture and work published

Mary Bergstein (Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture) presented a lecture at the University of Heidelberg Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies on April 22. The topic of the conference was “An Interdisciplinary Anthropology of Perception and Imagination.” Bergstein spoke about “Perception and Imagination in the Visual World of Marcel Proust.” Additionally, Bergstein’s memoir “Hotel Michelangelo” […]

Taborska lecture in Warsaw

Agnieszka Taborska (Senior Lecturer, HAVC) gave a lecture on female Surrealists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland. The lecture was about the myth of a muse / femme-enfant / sorceress as well as about the recently “discovered” eminent female Surrealists: Leonora Carrington, Gisèle Prassinos, Claude Cahun, Dora Maar, and others.

Scanlan Awarded Best Article Prize

Suzanne Scanlan (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) and Caroline Castiglione (Professor, Departments of History and Italian Studies, Brown University) were awarded the Best Article Prize, 2016-17 for their co-authored article, Death Did Not Become Her: Unconventional Women and the Problem of Female Commemoration in Early Modern Rome (Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, […]