Sheehan Elected to American Antiquarian Society

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan has been elected to the membership of the American Antiquarian Society. AAS members—who currently number over one thousand individuals around the world—are elected by their colleagues in recognition of their eminent works of scholarship, artistic endeavors, or public engagement in pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. Members include scholars, educators, publishers, collectors,...

Sheehan Presents New Work at AAH Conference, UK

Associate Professor Tanya Sheehan delivered a paper in a session titled “Artistry in the Spaces of Medicine” at the 2019 Association for Art History Conference held in Brighton, UK. Sheehan presented her new research on modernism and medicine, focusing on the work of African American artists Charles Alston and Jacob Lawrence from the 1930s to...

Sperling’s AR244 Moving Images: Magic Lanterns to Virtual Reality course featured on Colby’s Instagram

Colby featured Juliet Sperling’s course “Moving Images: Magic Lanterns to Virtual Reality” on instagram. The class visited Special Collections in Miller Library to explore and analyze examples of movable books across different genres and time periods. Movable books are a literacy toy where reading words and looking at pictures becomes a game. Using examples on loan...

Borthwick One of 23 Artists at deCordova New England Biennial 2019 – Opens Friday, April 5

Work by Bradley Borthwick, assistant professor of art, will be included in the deCordova New England Biennial 2019 at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. Borthwick, a sculptor, will represent Maine with three other Maine artists, along with the remainder of chosen artists from remaining New England states. A press release from the museum...

Plesch Organizes, Chairs Session at College Art Association Annual Conference

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch organized and chaired the session “Beyond the Mirror: Specularity and Its Uses” at the 107th College Art Association Annual Conference, New York City, Feb. 15. The session was sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies, and Plesch also presented a response to the four papers in the panel.

Mark Dion, 2019 Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Humanities, to speak Feb. 27, 2019

February 27 2019 Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Humanities Mark Dion 7:00 p.m., Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building Mark Dion is an American conceptual artist whose work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. The job of the artist, he says, is to...

Paul Discoe presents the Clara M. Southworth Lecture on March 12, 2019

Paul Discoe is a designer and innovator who acts as the managing partner for O2 Artisans Aggregate (O2AA), an urban industrial ecopark in Oakland, California. He is also a design consultant for Japanese style temples, restaurants, houses and furniture. His studio at O2AA includes a small workshop for prototypes and one-of-a-kind objects, and handles repairs...

Last semester two students interveiwed Veronique Plesch for projects in classes, involving videos modern technologies in art museums and the art of tattooing.

The first one by Howie Gao ’22  for WP115, First-Year Writing: Writing about Writing, taught by Meghan Lynne Hancock. The Modern Technologies in Art Museums  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FHm8JA9-lA91J9JbBFkvhsi0QmxfUIEI  And the second by Hannah Southwick ’21 for CI248 Digital Publishing: Telling Stories Online,  taught by Erin E. Murphy. Inked Insights: A journey through the introspective art of tattooing https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=0dd8656b95ea4f46b7dce05c3e66fbae