Counts Co-organizes NEH-sponsored Workshop

Derek Counts (Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology in AH) is co-organizer of an NEH-sponsored workshop looking at mobile computing in archaeology, the emergence of born-digital data, and the future of ‘paperless’ field projects: Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology.… Continue Reading »

Rarey Presents at CAA

On February 14, Matthew Francis Rarey presented his paper, “Bolsas de Mandinga and the Art of Survival in the African-Portuguese World” as part of the special panel “The Talisman: A Critical Genealogy,” organized by Yael Rice of Amherst College and Benjamin Anderson of Cornell University, at the 103rd Conference of the College Art Association in New York. … Continue Reading »

Brazeau Shows O’Keefe in Class

Lecturing on the topic of Georgia O’Keeffe to her ARTHIST 470 Topics in American Art class, ModernISMS 1900-1940, Senior Lecturer Linda Brazeau discussed the influence of Kandinsky’s “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” on O’Keeffe’s early work with a painting by the artist, Untitled (Abstraction), 1918, from the UWM Art Collection. … Continue Reading »

Rarey’s New Essay: ​”Camera Lucida Mexicana: Travel, Visual Technologies, and Contested Objectivities”

Matthew Francis Rarey’s essay ​”Camera Lucida Mexicana: Travel, Visual Technologies, and Contested Objectivities” discusses three nascent visual technologies—the camera lucida, the panorama, and the daguerreotype—as often stubborn and defiant agents in quests for both scientific rationality and picturesque image-making in the first four decades of the nineteenth century.… Continue Reading »