Associate Professor Jennifer Jolly (Department of Art History) presented a paper in Queretaro, Mexico, as part of the Annual International Art History Congress sponsored by UNAM’s Instituto de Investigaciones Esteticas. Fitting with the conference’s "Landscape in the Americas" theme, Jolly gave a paper entitled “Seeing Lake Pátzcuaro: Landscape, Art and Tourism in Cardentista Mexico,” which is part of her larger study of art, tourism, and nation-building in 1930s Mexico.
The Art History Department is hosting a lecture by artist and architect Dennis Maher, entitled "Assembled City Fragments," at 6pm on Tuesday, December 3rd in the Handwerker Gallery. Maher's visually striking and conceptually intriguing work engages the processes of disassembly and reconstitution through drawing, photography collages and constructions."
Mike Haaf (Chemistry) and Gary Wells (Art History) have co-authored a publication in the Journal of Chemical Education entitled "Investigating Art Objects through Collaborative Student Research Projects in an Undergraduate Chemistry and Art Course." The article can be viewed here: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/ed400145g
David Salomon, Assistant Professor of Art History, has published an article entitled, "The Highway Not Taken: Tony Smith and the Suburban Sublime," in Places, an interdisciplinary journal of contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism. Salomon's article looks at the surprising intersection between avant-garde art, infrastructure and suburban architecture.
Jennifer Germann, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a paper titled "The Queen's New Image: Jean-Marc Nattier's Portrait of Marie Leszczinska (1748)" at the Society for Court Studies meeting in July. The topic of the international conference, held at the University of Winchester in Great Britain, was Kings and Queens II: Making Connections. Germann's paper explored gift giving and political intrigue at the French court.