Department of Art and Archaeology

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Student Focus

Coming Spring 2023 - ART 388: Fascist Aesthetics

“In 2022, armed with our smartphones and the platforms of social media, we all have the power to play a role in shaping the visual culture of the contemporary moment. This course considers the interwar period, an era in which such power and access weren’t always given and in which women began to emerge in large numbers as professional…

Coming Spring 2023 - ART 414 / CLA 414 / HLS 414: Hellenistic Art

“For me, most exciting are the interactions of Hellenistic visual cultures we see in extraordinary recent finds from Macedonia and Afghanistan, at opposite ends of the Hellenistic world.” – Professor Bert Smith

The conquest of Asia from Anatolia to Afghanistan by Alexander III of Macedon (Alexander the Great) brought far…

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…

Rubens’s Saltcellar: On the Generative Power of Nature and (Antwerp’s) Art
Dec 1, 2022, 4:30 pm

Containers for liquids and other substances are among the oldest known artifacts of human ingenuity; in early modern Antwerp, the focus of my research, artists and craftsmen seized on the arrival of new technologies and new materials to increase the diversity of the shapes and kinds of vessels used at table. However, in the research literature…

Ten Minutes Later
Dec 6, 2022, 5:00 pm