Posts Tagged ‘HAVC’

Sittenfeld Sisters Working Hard

Josephine Sittenfeld (Critic, History of Art + Visual Culture) was recently featured in an article written by her sister, the novelist Curtis Sittenfeld. The Hardest Working Women We Know follows their joint project to examine the questions; Who are the hardest working women around us, and how are they doing it, both emotionally and logistically? What motivates […]

Borgatti Presents Paper on Research in Nigeria

Jean Borgatti (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) recently presented a paper at the 2017 African Studies Conference held in Chicago. The paper focused on the history and sources memorial masquerades of Edo-speaking people living in Nigeria, Tall Ghosts, that returned annually to dance with their living kin and affirmed community solidarity and […]

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 […]

‘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, […]

Scanlan Wins Grant from RICH

Suzanne Scanlan (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) was awarded an Individual Research Grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for her project entitled, Women, Design and Manufacturing in Rhode Island. Her research will focus on women in Rhode Island as designers of goods for both the private consumer and industrial manufacture, […]