ARTHIST 720 Visits UWM Special Collections

Graduate students in Richard Leson’s ARTHIST 720: Colloquium in Medieval Art and Architecture: Women and the Book visited UWM Special Collections to view medieval manuscript facsimiles as well as sixteenth and seventeenth century original manuscripts on March 2, 2015.

Art History Featured in L&S In Focus

The Department of Art History was featured in the February 2015 edition of the College of Letters & Science In-Focus monthly newsletter.

Rarey Presents as part of Africology Seminar Series

Visiting Assistant Professor Matthew Francis Rarey presented his talk “Insignificant Things: Assemblage, Occlusion, and the Power of Pouches in the Black Atlantic” as part of the UWM Department of Africology Seminar Series.

ARTHIST 720 Visits Haggerty Museum of Art

Graduate students in ARTHIST 720: Colloquium in Medieval Art and Architecture: Women and the Book visited the Haggerty Museum of Art on Monday, February 23, 2015.

Severson Attends Newberry Library Conference

Jordan Severson, a third year graduate student and Advanced Opportunity Program Fellow, attended the 2015 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry Library in Chicago January 22-24, 2015.

Counts Featured in UWM Research Report

Professor Derek Counts was featured in the UWM 2015 Research Report.

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.