Prof Childs delivered a paper at the College Art Association (CAA) Conference in Washington, DC on February 3. Her topic was 'Taking Back Teha'amana: Feminist Interventions in Gauguin's Legacy."
Dr William Coleman will deliver his paper "The Domestic Landscape of the Hudson River School" at the College Art Association conference in DC on February 6, in the session entitled The Hudson River School Reconsidered.
Dr Sheren will deliver a paper entitled "Photographing Slow Violence in the Global South" on the panel "Anthropocene and Landscape." It will be held February 4, from 9:30 am-noon, access more information here.
Our department has received the sad news that one of our PhD alumna, Joyce K. Schiller, has passed away. She graduated from Washington University in the spring of 1997, and went on to have a successful career as the consummate curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, from which she retired in 2014.
Read more about Dr. Schiller's work here.
Dr Bass has been awarded a Milliard Meiss Publication Grand in support of her forthcoming book Jan Gossart and the Invention of Netherlandish Antiquity (Princeton University Press, 2016).
Colleagues, friends, and former students gathered at a Symposium last month titled "Texts and Contexts" to honor the retiring Classics professors. Speakers included Dr. Alan Shapiro of Johns Hopkins University (Emeritus), Dr. Joseph Day from Wabash College (Emeritus), Dr. Kathleen Coleman of Harvard University, and Dr. Noel Lenski from Yale University.
Professor Child's talk is entitled "Painting Tahiti's women for Paris: meanings in Gauguin's Nafea faa ipoipo" The Gauguin painting is currently on loan to the Phillips Collection and recently sold for the highest recorded sale price of any painting in history.
Dr. Bass has been awarded membership at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton during the 2015-16 academic year, in the School of Historical Studies.
Professor Kristina Kleutghen presented a paper "Seeing the World Differently: Qing Art and Optical Devices" at Stimulation and Reanimation: Cultural and Artistic Exchanges Between Asia and Europe at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. This landmark international colloquium was held in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the National Palace Museum in conjunction with the 5th Academic Symposium organized by the Palace Museums across the Strait.
Dr. Coleman will present his paper at the annual conference of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture, which is also part of the American Antiquarian Society. The theme for this year's conference is "Moving Pictures: Images Across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900."
The lecture will draw upon her work for the exhibition "Mata Hoata: Les Iles Marquises," which is the first major exhibition on the Marquesas Island in Polynesia to be organized by a French museum. The exhibition opens in April 2016 at the Musée Quai Branly, in Paris.
Organized by Peking University, the Beijing Forum is an annual conference that aims to facilitate international academic exchanges and trans-cultural discussions in the humanities and social sciences. This will be the first time the Forum has included an art history component.
Dr. William Wallace will be delivering the Goldberg Memorial Lecture at Vanderbilt University in November 2015 in conjunction with a loan exhibition of Michelangelo drawings from the Casa Buonarroti.
Professor Bass delivered a paper titled, "Portentous Nature: Frogs, Fossils, and Divine Disasters in Mid-Sixteenth-Century Antwerp" at a conference on "Art and Science in the Early Modern Low Countries" organized by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands.
Prof. Elizabeth Childs received a "Classroom innovation and course development" grant from the College of Arts and Sciences, in support of her fall 2015 seminar, "Paris ca. 1900: Art, Leisure and Spectacle." The grant supports two guest speakers for the course, local fieldtrips to visit both private and museum collections, and aid for research and publication for an exhibition at the Kemper Museum on the same topic, tentatively scheduled for Spring 2017.
Ila Sheren will be in residence at the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Marisa Bass received an Honorable Mention from the Association of Print Scholars for her article, "Hieronymus Bosch and his Legacy as 'Inventor,'" which was published in her recent co-edited exhibition catalogue Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print (St. Louis Art Museum, 2015).
Professor O'Brien attended the 10th European Society for Oceanists conference, where she presented a paper entitled "Crimes and Retributions in the Western Solomon Islands: an examination of punitive raids in the shaping of the Arthur Mahaffy collection" for the panel 'Making Peace with the Past,' coordinated by Chris Ballard and Dario Di Rosa of the Australian National University.
This May, the freshmen students in Professor Bass's Focus course "Going Dutch: Art, Science and Discovery in Amsterdam and Beyond" traveled together to the Netherlands as a culmination of their yearlong study of the Dutch Golden Age.