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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.

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.

UWM Faculty/Staff Christian Network Visits Gallery

Graduate student Laura Sims gave a tour of her MA thesis exhibition, Reflections on a Collection: The UWM Icons Revisited Fifty Years Later, to members of the UWM Faculty and Staff Christian Network on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

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.

Leson Attends Conference in Jerusalem

Associate Professor Richard Leson is attending a conference in Jerusalem this week, February 23-26, 2015.

Rhyner Organizes Panel at CAA Conference

Stephanie Rhyner, a second year graduate student and teaching assistant, went with graduate students Anna Kupiecki and Leigh Wilcox, to the 103rd Annual College Art Association (CAA) Conference in New York from February 11 – February 14, 2015.

Anderson uses Hayes Award to Research in DC and Philly

Graduate student Cortney Anderson is currently writing her thesis on Mary Cassatt, her paintings and pastels of women performing needlecraft (particularly that of her sister in the painting Lydia at a Tapestry Frame), and their engagement with Medievalism.

Counterwitnessing the Visual Culture of Brazilian Slavery

Author: Matthew Francis Rarey, Visiting Assistant Professor Published in: African Heritage and the Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World Year: 2015 More information

“American Beauty” opens at the Charles Allis

American Beauty: Nineteenth Century Landscapes opened at the Charles Allis Art Museum on Friday, February 13, 2015.

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.