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Wintersession Highlight! Meet Socrates, the Punk!

Socrates was a punk! In this Wintersession 2023 workshop, we’ll examine the sound, style, and theories behind the punk rock genre, from a philosophical perspective.  Beginning with the “proto-punk” bands of the mid-1970s and moving chronologically into contemporary “post-punk” genres, such as emo and pop-punk, philosophical themes will be…

Coming Spring 2023 - ART 571: Frequencies of Black Life

"The course is intended as a space for an interdisciplinary consideration of how we might use the idea of frequency as an analytic framework across multiple fields of study. Collaborative thinking is a crucial part of both my scholarship and my writing practice so it's something I am eager to cultivate among grad students. The collaborative…

Upcoming Events

Exhibition | PUAM Art on Hulfish | Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts
Nov 19, 2022, 10:00 am

The Nigerian-Cameroonian artist Samuel Fosso (b. 1962) is arguably one of the most compelling photographers working in the genre of self-portraiture today. Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts is the first museum survey of the artist’s work in the United States. The exhibition showcases Fosso’s self-portraits, in which the artist…

Ten Minutes Later
Dec 6, 2022, 5:00 pm
Giuliano da Sangallo, Michelangelo, and the Anti-Canon
Dec 8, 2022, 10:00 am

The University community is invited to attend the last class of Art 233 Renaissance Art and Architecture to hear guest speaker Prof. Cammy Brothers present Giuliano da Sangallo, Michelangelo, and the Anti-Canon.


Much of the history of fifteenth and sixteenth century Italian…