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  • From Diss to MS: How and Why Art History Research Gets Published

    March 3, 2015
    Workshop: Katie Hornstein, Assistant Professor, Modern European Art, Dartmouth College

    Dr Hornstein’s current project Picturing War in France, 1792-1856 focuses on the relationships between visual representations of war, emergent modes of visual production across a range of media, and structures of political power from the French Revolution through the Crimean War. In addition to sharing her scholarship, she will discuss the practical and conceptual stages in transforming dissertation research into peer-reviewed scholarly essays and book publications.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m. More »
  • Art History on the Move: Interpretation in the Age of Digital Technology

    February 24, 2015
    Sarah Ganz Blythe, Deputy Director for Exhibitions, Education, and Programs, RISD Museum Providence

    Dr Ganz Blythe will discuss the relationships between the display of art and its interpretation in general, and the use of technology at RISD Museum specifically. RISD has developed interpretive methods that invite audiences to engage deeply and expansively with works of art. This includes a new digital platform, Channel. Ganz Blythe will discuss the ways in which that project and others were conceived and executed, with a critical assessment of best practices for technology use to enhance the experience of original works of art.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m. More »
  • Nestor Gil

    Transmigrating (how what we discover changes who we become) featuring Nestor Gil

    February 16, 2015
    Nestor Gil operates at the crossroads of sculpture, performance, and new media practices. He produces installations, situations, and events that explore a myriad of ideas like journey, borders, dislocation, and interactivity. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill’s MFA program in studio art, Nestor is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture + Extended Media at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He has exhibited and performed internationally.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:00 p.m. More »
  • Silk Road of Pop

    Cinema Spotlight: The Silk Road of Pop

    February 3, 2015
    A special evening with the internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and artist Sameer Farooq and screening of his film, The Silk Road of Pop. One of the only documentaries to come out of Xinjiang, The Silk Road of Pop taps into the rhythmical zeitgeist of what it means to be young, Muslim and Uyghur in China, showing how music becomes a liberating element for a minority trying to assert its identity within a repressive environment.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:00 p.m. More »
  • VAP Amy Powell

    Art, Politics, and the Environment in Zina Saro-Wiwa's Port Harcourt Project

    November 6, 2014
    featuring Amy Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Krannert Art Museum

    Since 2013, artist and filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa has been making video and large format photographs in Port Harcourt and Ogoni villages in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Featuring subjects ranging from masquerade to food, Saro-Wiwa’s new work aims to engage and further cultivate creative relationships between self and environment. In anticipation of a solo exhibition Powell is organizing, this talk will raise questions around the work in progress, which is immersed in the Niger Delta but also in conversation with broad interdisciplinary fields, including socially engaged contemporary art and ecocriticism.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • VAP Janis Tomlinson

    The Changing Image of Goya: Recent Discoveries and New Questions

    October 7, 2014
    Renowned international Goya scholar, Janis Tomlinson, presents The Changing Image of Goya: Recent Discoveries and New Questions as the first of a series of events heralding the opening of the first major North American exhibition on the Spanish painter in twenty-five years, opening at the MFA October 12th. Entitled Goya: Order and Disorder and co-curated by renowned Goya scholar and Wheaton alum, Stephanie Stepanek '65, this exhibition's catalogue includes numerous essays by Dr. Tomlinson. As Director of University Museums at the University of Delaware and previously Director of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs at the National Academy of Sciences (1999-2003), Dr. Tomlinson not only comes to us with an expertise on "all things Goya" but also with a broad range of knowledge in the museum field.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • VAP Marshall Rose

    Voice of an Artist—Marshall Rose

    November 17, 2014
    Cinematographer Marshall Rose will screen samples of his film, television, and online work, including Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld, and discuss the art and business of motion picture photography.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • VAP Clenét Verdi-Rose

    Clenét Verdi-Rose’s Sand Castles

    October 6, 2014
    Wheaton Alum Clenét Verdi-Rose ’04 will screen his award-winning film Sand Castles. Q&A to follow.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • VAP David Mayo, fall 2014

    How I Leveraged a Great Career from a Fine Arts Degree featuring David Mayo

    September 23, 2014
    It has been said that fine or liberal arts curricula should include training in the art of eloquently asking, “Would you like fries with that?” Career-oriented students (and parents) often consider these areas of study optional or even “recreational.” David Mayo would argue that allowing yourself to pursue knowledge in the abstract is both fulfilling and valuable. There are always risks when following your heart in your choice of study, but there are always career options for those who apply the most important aspect of their education—creativity. Mayo will be speaking about his personal journey after earning his bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture—and, no, he has never uttered the phrase “Would you like fries with that” professionally.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • Student Film Festival, spring 2014

    Student Film Festival

    May 7, 2014
    Join us for a screening of the films written, produced and directed by students in Production I, Intro to Animation, and Documentary Storytelling this year
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 7:00pm More »