Bamana “Mudcloth”: UWM Art Collection Research

bogolanfini Object 2009.002.24

Object ID: 2009.002.24 Object Name: Textile Artist/Maker: Unrecorded Bamana artist Culture: Bamana People, Mali Title: Bamana “Mudcloth” Medium: Woven textiles and resist-dye Dimension Details: H-67 W-45 inches On Campus Collection: UWM Art Collection Gift of Mark and Mary Jo Wentzel… Read More

Ethiopian String Instrument: UWM Art Collection Research


Research on an object from the UWM Art Collection at the the Emile H. Mathis gallery by Mirel Crumb. I had the wonderful opportunity to be able to learn more about an object in the UWM Art Collection at the… Read More

New blog post from Tanya Tiffany, “The Infanta Ana and the Infant Christ”

Read Professor Tiffany’s latest post on the website, AGENART, https://agenart.org/blog/.    

Matthew Rarey to publish book “Insignificant Things”

In Insignificant Things Matthew Francis Rarey traces the history of the African-associated amulets that enslaved and other marginalized people carried as tools of survival in the Black Atlantic world from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Often considered visually benign by white… Read More

Promoting Womens’ Art in the WPA with Kay Wells

Women played crucial roles in the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration as artists, researchers, and administrators. This lecture focuses on the women who worked for the Index of American Design, a WPA project that celebrated early American… Read More

Human Mind Portrayed Through Art – Maggie Kennedy

Maggie Kennedy recently changed her major from Psychology to Art History. In this “TED talk-style” presentation Kennedy explores how Art History defines human experience, and becomes a primary means of studying human psychology.

Mathis Gallery Curator, Leigh Mahlik, interviewed on 6.5 Minutes With… C21

6.5 Minutes With… is hosted by Center for 21st Century Studies Director Anne Basting and Deputy Director Nicole Welk-Joerger. On December 5, Leigh Mahlik, Emile H. Mathis Gallery Curator, was interviewed on this “small podcast showcasing BIG ideas!” Listen to… Read More

Final Art Exposé of the Fall 23 semester

The Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery invites you to a series of “Art Exposé” Gallery Talks

In these 15-minute presentations, Mathis Gallery Interns will discuss a mystery art object in the gallery collection that they have researched this semester. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the results of independent object-based learning and support our gallery team. Plus, you may see something new and exciting you never knew we had!

Now available! The final Art Exposé of Fall 2023 presentated virtually by Mathis Gallery Research Intern Chloe Joy on our YouTube channel:

Tiffany to present paper “Cristóbal Suárez de Ribera de Velázquez y el retrato eclesiástico en el círculo de Pacheco”

Tanya Tiffany has been invited to present a paper, “Cristóbal Suárez de Ribera de Velázquez y el retrato eclesiástico en el círculo de Pacheco,” on Monday, December 12, at the colloquium, “Pacheco à la plume. Le maître de Velázquez ou la… Read More

Indexing Whiteness to American Design

Professor Kay Wells has a short piece published in American Art, the journal of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, on the Index of American Design. It gives a  preview of her next book project! https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/722521