Green’s Photograph Chosen for JRNL No. 2

Gary Green, associate professor of art, had his work chosen for JRNL NO. 2, published by Fotofilmic, a gallery and publisher in Vancouver. Green’s work was juried by U.K. photo book publishers Stanley/Barker and will be included in Fotofilmic‘s next photography publication, which will include 11 other artists from all over the world.

Plesch Delivers Plenary Lecture, Joins Host Committee at Farnsworth Art Museum

Véronique Plesch, professor of art, was invited to deliver a plenary lecture titled Grafitis y comunidades emocionales (siglos XVI-XVIII) at the 11th conference on the History of Written Culture “Scripta in itinere. Discourse, Practice, and Use of Writing in Public Spaces (16th-21st Centuries),” at the University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, June 18-20. Plesch was...

Plesch Organizes Session at CAA Annual Conference; Conducts Review of Trinity College’s Art History Program

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was active off campus during the spring semester. On Feb. 15 she was the organizer, chair, and respondent of the session “Beyond the Mirror: Specularity and Its Uses” at the 107th CAA Annual Conference in New York City. And in April she was invited to conduct a review of Trinity College’s Art History Program, which she undertook...

Plesch Delivered Public Lecture at Bates College

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a public lecture at Bates College May 15. Her lecture, “’Desiring Italy’ and Taking Her Home,” took place in the context of the short-term course “Desiring Italy,” taught by Rebecca Corrie, the Phillips Professor of Art and Visual Culture.

Sheehan Coauthors Smithsonian Book on African-American Photography

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan coauthored the latest installment in the Smithsonian’s “Double Exposure” book series. Pictures with Purpose: Early African American Photography (2019) examines photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Sheehan’s contribution to the book focuses on vernacular, or everyday, photos and what they can tell us about the African-American...

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-20th-century American history and culture. Members include scholars, educators, publishers, collectors,...

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.

Borthwick One of 23 Artists at deCordova New England Biennial 2019

Work by Bradley Borthwick, assistant professor of art, will be included in the deCordova New England Biennial 2019 at the deCordova Sculptor 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...

Mitchell Included in Portland Press Herald Arts Review for 2018

Garry Mitchell, deemed “an excellent painter,” was included in a Portland Press Herald art review about Maine’s 2018 arts scene. Mitchell, associate professor of art, topped the list for what reviewer Daniel Kany called “his elegant and poignant show at Speedwell Projects.” The show “was a lesson in how to begin to take on political subjects,”...

Sheehan Article Published in Panorama

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Associate Professor of Art, has published an article in the journal Panorama on Thomas Le Clear’s High, Jack, Game. This genre painting depicts two Irish newspaper boys engrossed in a card game called Seven Up as an African-American whitewasher dressed in a mismatched military uniform observes their play. Sheehan’s article follows the...

Study in Black and White Published by Sheehan, Wins Publication Grant

In her new book, Study in Black and White: Photography, Race, Humor (Penn State Press, 2018), Tanya Sheehan, William R. Kenan Jr. Associate Professor of Art, explores how photographic humor was used in the United States and transnationally to express evolving ideas about race, Black emancipation, and civil rights. Sheehan employs a trove of understudied materials to write a...

Plesch Publishes Essay, Has Photo in Exhibition, Gives Museum Tour

Véronique Plesch, professor of art, has one of her photos of early modern graffiti in an interactive database map of world graffiti at the exhibition “Sur les murs, Histoire(s) de graffitis,” organized by the Centre des monuments nationaux, château de Vincennes through Nov. 11, 2018. The database will be available after the exhibition ends. Plesch also...

Harkett Publishes Essay in Why Art Museums?

Associate Professor of Art Daniel Harkett has published an essay on the innovative German curator and museum director Alexander Dorner. Harkett explores Dorner’s transformative plans for the museum at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1930s and the resistance Dorner encountered from the local elite. The essay, “Tea vs. Beer: Class, Ethnicity, and...

Harkett Reviews Volume of Essays for College Art Association

Daniel Harkett, associate professor of art, wrote an academic review Sept. 7 of the volume Artistes, savants et amateurs: Art et sociabilité au XVIIIe siècle (1715–1815) for the College Art Association. Harkett offers comments on each of the book’s five sections, in the end concluding that “for an art historian of any period, this book offers a...

Plesch Contributes Essay to Book, Gives Two Talks

Véronique Plesch was invited to contribute an essay in a volume published by the French Center of National Monuments: “Espace et temps, individu et communauté: Le Graffiti comme parole collective.” In Sur les murs: Histoire(s) de Graffitis. Ed. Laure Pressac. Paris: Éditions du Patrimoine/Centre des Monuments Nationaux, 2018, 74–78. There was a book launch June 6 at the Château de Vincennes in Paris. The...

Sheehan Edits New Book on Photography and Migration

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Associate Professor of Art, has edited a new collection of essays that thinks through photography’s long and complex relationship to human migration in the context of unprecedented dislocation and a global refugee crisis. Published by Routledge, Photography and Migration places into conversation media images and other photographs from diverse national, regional, and...

Ameri Editor of Newly Released Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World

Assistant Professor of Art Marta Ameri is an editor of the newly released book Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World (May 2018, Cambridge University Press). The volume will serve as an essential resource for scholars, students, and others interested in glyptic studies, seal production and use, and sealing practices in the ancient Near East, Egypt, ancient...

Photograph by Green One of Seven Covers of New York Times’ T Magazine

A photograph of the band Run-DMC, taken by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, will be one of seven covers of the April 22 New York Times’ T Magazine, which will focus on how the early 1980s changed the culture in New York. Green’s photo, which has never before been published, was taken in the mid-80s during a 30-minute...

Sheehan Wins Terra Foundation Publication Grant

The College Art Association announced the 2018 recipients of the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant. Among this year’s author awardees is Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Associate Professor of Art. Her book Study in Black and White: Photography, Race, Humor will be published in fall 2018 by Penn State University Press. In this volume,...