Category: General News

ANNOUNCING SEQUITUR!

December 1st, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Side Bar

Announcing SEQUITUR, an online scholarly journal produced by the graduate students of the Department of History of Art & Architecture (HAA) at Boston University.

Founded in 2014 under the aegis of the Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association (GSHAAA) in collaboration with HAA, SEQUITUR is a biannual publication dedicated to addressing current events, issues, and personalities in art and architectural history.

Appearing in the fall and spring, SEQUITUR features essays, exhibition and book reviews, interviews, and research and field reports. Its purpose is to promote the scholarship and professional experience of HAA graduate students by providing an online platform through which to publish material and to acquaint students with academic editorial processes and peer review.

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SEQUITUR engages with and expands current conversations in the field by promoting the perspectives of graduate students.  It seeks to contribute to existing scholarship and publications in the field by focusing on valuable but oft-overlooked parts of art and architectural historiography such as exhibition and catalogue reviews and reports on research in progress.

SEQUITUR showcases both the impressive work and far-reaching interests of the graduate cohort here at Boston University and of graduate students from around the world. The journal aims to provide an essential resource from which our readers may follow current happenings and new trajectories in the art world and art scholarship according to the next generation of art and architectural historians.

Call for Papers-December 10, 2014

October 6th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Side Bar, Uncategorized

The 31st Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture, 2015.

Submissions Due:    November 22, 2014   December 10, 2014—DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Symposium Dates:   February 27 –28, 2015

Creative Conflict

The 31st Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art
& Architecture

Conflict generates and transforms many works of art and architecture, both inspiring their creation and shaping their legacies. The 31st Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture invites submissions that explore visual and material manifestations of discord among individuals, groups, nations, or ideologies.
Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: works directly addressing disagreement, violence, and war; political posturing and persuasion; ideological dissent and inner turmoil; protective structures and objects such as armor, weaponry, and fortifications; and works subsequently impacted by conflict, including looting, vandalism, iconoclasm, wartime destruction and pillaging, accidental damage in times of riot or unrest, and disputes over the ownership and display of works of art.

We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their studies, working in any area or discipline.

A paper title, an abstract (300 words) and a CV should be sent to the Symposium Coordinator, Sarah Parrish, at bugraduatesymposiumhaa@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length and selected speakers will be notified before January 1st. The Symposium will be held Friday, February 27 – Saturday, February 28, 2015, with a keynote lecture by Dr. Richard M. Leventhal, Executive Director of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery on Friday evening and graduate presentations on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

This event is generously sponsored by The Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston University Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association; and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.

 

Graduate students from BU’s Department of History of Art & Architecture organize one of the longest running Graduate Student Symposiums in the country. From a call for papers, presentations are juried and selected graduate students come together to share their recent research one weekend in March.  Please see below for this year’s theme and CFP. A downloadable PDF version of the CFP is available here.

 

* Please note * Information regarding previous symposia—including the dates, theme, keynote, speakers, schedule, and locations—is provided for reference in the Symposium Archive.  Information on this year’s Symposium, including keynote speaker and selected participants, will be posted when available.

For more information or should you have any questions, please contact Sarah Parrish, 2014/2015 Symposium Coordinator, Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture, at bugraduatesymposiumhaa@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Guest Lecture Series – Oct 30th

October 2nd, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Student News

Please join us for our second GSHAAA Guest Scholar Lecture of the academic year on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

We look forward to welcoming our speakers and guests to some excellent lectures this Spring, and hope that you will add our upcoming events to your busy schedules!

mobile_200603A50_03Laura AuricchioThe New School
“The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered”

Location: 725 Commonwealth Ave., Room 200

Lecture Time: 5:30pm, free and open to the public!


For further information on the entire Lecture Series, please check our website at:

http://www.bu.edu/ah/students/graduate-student-history-of-art-architecture-association/guest-lecture-series/

 

 

Guest Lecture Series – Oct 14th

October 2nd, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Student News

Please join us for our first GSHAAA Guest Scholar Lecture of the academic year on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

We look forward to welcoming our speakers and guests to some excellent lectures this Spring, and hope that you will add our upcoming events to your busy schedules!

Dr. Carrie Anderson, Middlebury College

maurits“The Challenges of Spatial Research: Johan Maurits and the Landscape of Diplomacy”

Location: 725 Commonwealth Ave., Room 200

Lecture Time: 5:30pm, free and open to the public!

For further information on the entire Lecture Series, please check our website at:

http://www.bu.edu/ah/students/graduate-student-history-of-art-architecture-association/guest-lecture-series/

Nichols House Museum Symposium Oct 3rd

September 29th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News

IN THE HOUSE AND ON THE WEB:
21ST-CENTURY STRATEGIES FOR INTERPRETING HISTORIC INTERIORS

The Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts
October 3, 2014 at 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

On Friday, October 3, five speakers from Europe and the United States will come together to share experiences from their museums and heritage sites which have successfully integrated technology into interpretations of their historic interiors and landscapes. From mobile applications to virtual recreations, learn from these 21st-century innovators and come away with cutting-edge ideas from museum professionals around the world. Please join us for this full-day event.

SPEAKERS:

Lee Glazer, PhD- Associate Curator, American Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Victoria Kastner - Historian, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California
Annie Kemkaran-Smith - Curator (Art Collections) Down House, National Collections Group, London, UK
John A. Sibbald - Founder and First Chairman, Virtual Hamilton Palace Trust, Hamilton, Scotland
Loic Tallon – Senior Mobile Manager, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

Click Here for Further Information 
or Email: info@nicholshousemuseum.org

Michael Dietler to lecture at BU, Oct 17th, 5pm

September 17th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Undergraduate Student News

dietlerMichael Dietler

(Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago)

Friday, October 17th, 5 pm
“Colonial Encounters in Ancient Mediterranean France: Consumption, Entanglement, and Violence”
Boston University
College of Art & Sciences
685 Commonwealth Avenue,  room 313

Co-sponsored by the AIA and Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University

HAA Professor Launches Innovative Mapping Site.

September 3rd, 2014 in General News, Side Bar, Uncategorized

CRANSTONHistory of Art & Architecture Professor Jodi Cranston, with generous assistance from the Kress Foundation, recently launched Mapping Titian (www.mappingtitian.org), a new digital art history resource which allows users to visualize one of the most fundamental concerns of the discipline of Art History: the interrelationship between an artwork and its changing historical context.  Focusing on the paintings executed by the Venetian Renaissance artist, Titian (ca. 1488-1576), this site offers a searchable provenance index of his attributed pictures and allows users to create customizable collections of paintings and customizable maps that show the movement of the pictures over time and space.

Mapping Titian contains the most up-to-date information available from print publications and from museum websites for the provenance of the paintings.  The sources for each painting’s provenance are cited each time the picture changes ownership and/or location.  A references page includes a complete bibliographic entry for these sources. Users are encouraged to share new information and/or to offer corrections to the current database.  As of now, the site includes only paintings attributed to Titian and, because of attribution questions, does not yet include drawings by the artist.  Information is still being entered and refined, and the site should be fully developed by the end of September.

 

BU Art Gallary Presents Todd Hido Sept 5-Oct 19

September 3rd, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News

The Boston University Art Gallery is pleased to present Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows, organized by the Transformer Station in Cleveland, Ohio.  The exhibition features over 100 of the internationally renowned photographer’s most recent iteration of work. Hido’s photographs are cinematic in scope, and offer a darkly dramatic glimpse into a world that reflects both the alienation and dislocation of suburban America and the inspiration of noir film and literature. A major new monograph published by Nazraeli Press accompanies the exhibition.  Opening reception Thursday September 4, at 6pm

Named after the faded Midwestern suburb where Hido (a Kent, Ohio native) grew up, Excerpts from Silver Meadows represents the artist’s metaphorical reckoning with his own past. Boston University’s presentation includes an installation of childhood snapshots, newspaper clippings and other ephemera that served as inspiration for the series, further revealing the artist’s “trip through the innocence of childhood and adolescence and into the darker aspects of life beyond.”

HAA alumna receives coveted teaching award

July 29th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Side Bar, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Student News

Dalia Linssen received the  2014 Rhode Island School of Design’s  John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The John R. Frazier Award is presented each year at Commencement to one full-time and one part-time faculty member who embodies the highest ideals to which our faculty aspires. Those who have received the award have said it is one of the highlights of their teaching career.

The John R. Frazier Award fund was established in 1968 by RISD alumni, friends and family of the late John Frazier, President of RISD from 1955 to 1962, and a beloved professor of painting for many years.

Dalia Linssen received her Ph.D. From Boston University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture in 2010, and has been teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design ever since.  Her dissertation, under the direction of Professor Kim Sichel, was titled “Imprints of Their Being: the Photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel.”

HAA student receives Fulbright Award

July 29th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Side Bar, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Student News

cooneyLynne Cooney, PhD student in African art history, is a recent recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Award and she will spend this coming academic year in Johannesburg, South Africa researching contemporary art in that city. Her work will address Johannesburg’s changing urban landscape and the ways in which artists are engaging with and transforming the city. She will specifically highlight public art initiatives and alternative exhibitions spaces, as well as the work of individual artists and collectives that have played a significant role in redefining Johannesburg as an inclusive, multiracial metropolis.