Curated by Jordan Karney Chaim (GRS’19), a PhD candidate in the Arts & Sciences history of art and architecture department and BU’s Raymond and Margaret Horowitz Foundation Fellow in American Art, Martine Gutierrez: True Story consists of six videos, two large-scale projections, and four photographic series. Now on view at the BU Stone Gallery, through December 11th. […]
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Towards World Heritage International Origins of the Preservation Movement 1870–1930 Edited by Melanie Hall, Boston University (recently released in paperback form) Historic preservation of landscapes and buildings was an important development of the 19th century in many countries. There is, however, surprisingly little understanding about how it took place, and research into it is narrowly […]
Prof. William Moore has been invited to serve on the editorial board of Winterthur Portfolio, the leading academic journal devoted to American material culture. Founded in 1964, Winterthur Portfolio was one of the first journals committed to publishing interdisciplinary material culture and decorative arts studies. It is known for high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship that critically engages […]
The 33rd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture Trashed: Rejection and Recovery in the History of Art and Architecture Submissions Due: December 2nd, 2016 (extended from Nov 21) Symposium Dates: March 24 – 25, 2017 What happens to the ideas and materials that end up in the scrap bin […]
Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon Edited by Maureen G. Shanahan and Ana María Reyes One of Latin America’s most famous historical figures, Simón Bolívar has become a mythic symbol for many nations, empires, and revolutions used to support wildly diverse–sometimes opposite–ideas. From colonial Cuba to Nazi-occupied France to Cold War-era Slovenia, […]
Obsolescence: An Architectural History, by Boston University Professor Daniel Abramson was recently reviewed in Architectural Record. Read the full review here.
While most of us are familiar with the centrality of storytelling and oral tradition in African American literature, we may not realize the role they have played in the visual arts as well. Comic books and graphic novels are not just a medium of visual culture that speaks mainly to a white audience interested in […]
Kenneth Hartvigsen (PhD, 2014) is named the new Curator of American Art at Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Click here for the full announcement.
Caitlin Dalton, a PhD Candidate in History of Art & Architecture, has received a Fulbright Grant from the German-American Fulbright Commission for the academic year of 2016-2017. Working primarily in Berlin, she will conduct research and continue writing her dissertation, “Imprinting Art and Ideology: Memory and Pedagogy in the Early German Democratic Republic
The current issue of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians includes an essay by Katherine Carroll (PhD ’12), “Creating the Modern Physician: The Architecture of American Medical Schools in the Era of Medical Education Reform.” This essay is drawn from her doctoral dissertation, “Modernizing the American Medical School, 1893-1940: Architecture, Pedagogy, Professionalization, and […]