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.
Professor Nathaniel Jones delivered the paper "Greek Art in Augustan Rome: Discouse, Dedication, and Reflection" at the 25th annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, which was held this year at the University of Leicester, UK.
Professor Nathaniel Jones has been awarded the AIA/DAI Fellowship for Study in Berlin this summer. The fellowship is available to members of the Archaeological Institute of America to pursue research at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin. While in Berlin Professor Jones will take advantage of the resources of the Institute's library and archive and the archaeological collections of the city's museums to conduct research for a book project exploring the relationships between perspectival constructions and narrative techniques in Roman art from the Republic to the late Empire.
Professor Ila Sheren a paper titled “Bears, Boundaries, and Biodiversity: The Human and the Non-human in Internet Art” at the Balance-Unbalance 2015 International Conference at Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.
Professor Kristina Kleutghen presented the Alumni Keynote address at the Fifth Annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities.
Professor Kristina Kleutghen presented a paper on the Japanese taste in Qing decorative arts at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) annual meeting.
Angela Miller will be the 2015-2016 William C. Seitz Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Her project is: "Countermodernism: Reason and Magic in American Art at Mid-Century" on the intellectual and artistic worlds of Lincoln Kirstein and his circle.
Professor Childs contributed an essay and served as a consultant to the Museum of Modern Art exhibition catalogue Gauguin: Metamorphoses (editor, Starr Figura), which was just awarded the 2015 Prose Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Art Exhibition Catalogues, by the Association of American Publishers.
A review of Professor Childs' recent book, Vanishing Paradise: Art and Exoticism in Colonial Tahiti, appeared on H-France Reviews.
Professor Emeritus Sarantis Symeonoglou's important monograph on Thebes will be reprinted by Princeton University Press. In a hallmark reposition in this era of quick-paced digital initiatives Princeton University Press launched the Princeton Legacy Library on July 14 of this year. The Library will reprint paper copies of 3,000 out-of-print titles from the many thousands published by Princeton Press since its inception in 1905. As announced recently, the initial launch of 1200 books includes Professor Symeonoglou’s Topography of Thebes from the Bronze Age to Modern Times (1985). These print editions will also be made available digitally around the world. A decision on e-book availability is pending.
Alums, faculty, and graduate students in the Department of Art History and Archaeology were featured in a Washington Magazine article on the art auction business.
Two Americans in Paradise: Henry Adams and John La Farge on the Island of Tahiti, by Professor Elizabeth Childs, is a featured project of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Professor Ila Sheren will present at the International Conference on Street Art and Urban Creativity (urbancreativity.org) in Lisbon, Portugal. Her paper will discuss a new way to think about the question of whether the recent proliferation of open-air galleries and museums for street art constituted a radical departure from the medium’s ethos, or whether this could recapture the ethos of an earlier, anarchic time, but update it for the present day.