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Former Visiting Assistant Professor adopts art from UMW Art Collection

Former Visiting Assistant Professor, Matthew Francis Rarey, donated to the Adopt Art program to help preserve and protect an African object from the UWM Art Collection that he discussed in his courses while at UWM.

Congrats to Spring 2016 MA Graduates!

The Department of Art History wants to congratulate the following Spring 2015 MA graduates:

Cornish used Hayes Award to Present Research at Australian and New Zealand Studies Conference

Graduate Student Emily Cornish is writing her thesis on the place of Oceanic tattoo in Lisa Reihana’s In Pursuit of Venus [infected] and Joseph Dufour et Cie’s Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique under the supervision of Matthew Rarey and Associate Professor Jennifer Johung.

Thanks Friends of Art History (FOAH)

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Friends of Art History (FOAH).  Without your support, the following exhibitions and events would not have been possible. Please consider donating to the Friends of Art History to support more programming in… Read More

Art Exposé: Matthew Francis Rarey

On Tuesday, April, 17, 2015, the UWM Art History Gallery hosted Art Exposé. Art Exposé is a monthly gallery talk that exhibits a selected object from the UWM Art Collection on the second Tuesday of every month from 1-2 PM.

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.

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.

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.

Matthew Francis Rarey receives Travel Award

Visiting Assistant Professor Matthew Francis Rarey, recently named affiliate faculty in the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), has received a 2014 CLACS Faculty Research Travel Award.

African Art in the UWM Art History Teaching Gallery

On December 3 and December 8, 2014, Visiting Assistant Professor Matthew Francis Rarey went from professor to student in ARTHIST 371: African Art.