Faculty News

Professor Kay Wells mentioned in the Atlantic Magazine!

Media mentions regarding the appeal of minatures: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/04/miniature-art-museums-thorne-rooms-bonsais/678133/ https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/why-miniatures-inspire-such-awe/ar-AA1nlGay https://newyorkfolk.com/news/why-miniatures-inspire-such-awe/

Florence, Italy: “Awaken the Dead: Florence as World Maker” (UWinteriM Faculty-led)

Awaken the Dead: Florence as World Maker provides a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with one of the most iconic cities in Art Historical study!  Students will be immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of Florence, as the course is taught openly in… Read More

Professor Wang post on C21 Blog: The Use of Dung in Northern Tibetan Culture–From Grassland to Grassland

“Dung is vital for survival in the grassland. The most popular material for fuel is yak-dung, mostly for strong, quick cooking. Just like the Tibetan language has fine-grained terminology for the different stages of maturity of these animals, so as… 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/.    

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

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

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

News from AGENART, a research project on which Tanya Tiffany is collaborating:

Several members of AGENART have produced a documentary, El Escorial en femenino. The video was directed by Francisco Pimentel (Trasimágenes) and financed by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Ayudas a la Transferencia cultural 2022). It presents a new perspective on the… 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

Interview with Sarah Schaefer

There and Back Again: A Curator’s Tale – read the interview with Art History’s very own Sarah Schaefer in this month’s UWM College of Letters and Science magazine, In Focus! The manuscripts of Middle Earth: UWM art history professor co-curates… Read More