Green interview with Photography Critic Feuerhelm now online

The first interview with Associate Professor of Art Gary Green by Brad Feuerhelm from the Nearest Truth is now online. Feuerhelm, a respected photography critic whose writing and interviews are seminal to the contemporary dialogue on photography, calls Green’s work “multi-layered and incredibly interesting.” Feurehelm’s essays, published by the Nearest Truth, Ordinary Light (Instagram), and American Suburb X (ASX), are read...

Sheehan contributes to book, “The Colors of Photography”

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has contributed an essay to the book The Colors of Photography (De Gruyter, 2020), edited by University of Zurich professor Bettina Gockel. Sheehan’s essay, “Color Matters: Rethinking Photography and Race,” examines the assumptions about and expressions of racialized power that she argues are built into the material...

Green interviewed by online magazine Landscape Stories about his photography

A lengthy interview with photographer and Associate Professor of Art Gary Green appeared in the online magazine Landscape Stories. Green talked about the roots of his craft, his artistic inspiration, his poetic vision, and his teaching. “I learn by having to teach, and I learn by looking at the work of my students, from whom I learn…

Plesch contributes to Maine Arts Journal Winter 2021 Issue

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed two essays to the winter issue of the Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly, titled  (“A Conversation with James Fangbone” and “When More is Better: Horror Vacui in History”). She also wrote the introduction to this issue, dedicated to Maximalism: Courting Chaos or Creating Order?

Sheehan Discusses Her Smithsonian Editorship in Roundtable Discussion

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has participated in a virtual roundtable discussion with two other editors of leading journals in the field of American art. In conversation with Jennifer Marshal and Jacqueline Francis of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, Sheehan discussed her work since 2015 as...

Plesch participates in workshop organized by École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Véronique Plesch was invited to participate at the workshop “Écritures exposées : la fabrique des espaces ‘publics'” (Exposed Writings: The Making of “Public” Space) organized by the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences). The meeting took place Friday 27 November and Plesch provided a response to...

Olivia Hochstadt and Whitney White are nominees for the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship 2021

Congratulations to our Art History majors Olivia Hochstadt and Whitney White, who are two of the 4 nominees for the Watson Fellowship 2021. Their project titles and descriptions are below.   Olivia Hochstadt  Threads of Creativity: Knitting Cultures Together Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Denmark, Scotland, Norway, Iceland Why do people create? For my Watson project,...