History of Art & Architecture and Classics students in Prof. Martin’s seminar on Greek Sculpture (AH533) took a field trip this November to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The class is mostly “hands on” with over half of its meetings at the MFA and Harvard Art Museums. We made this special trip […]
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. […]
GSHAAA will be hosting Dr. Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art at Wellesley College, who will be giving a talk entitled “Rembrandt’s Uncanny Ox.” Please see the attached flyer for more information. The talk will take place on Wednesday, November 30th at 5:30 PM in CAS 303A with a reception to follow. Light refreshments will be served.
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 […]
The Tale of Genji may be the world’s first novel. It is most definitely the first written by a woman. In the thousand years since it was written, it has transcended the narrow world of the Japanese court to become the core text of the entire Japanese literary tradition. Over the past century, Lady Murasaki’s […]
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.
ARTBULL, The Newsletter of Boston University’s Department of History of Art & Architecture, is now available for download.
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 […]