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Object Mobilities Workshop Convenes in Australia
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Written by Ariel Kline

Convened in Canberra in November 2022, the “Object Mobilities” workshop brought together scholars from the United States and Australia to speak about objects on the move. Most surprising was the wide range of objects under discussion: from radioactive samples of Persian ceramics in nineteenth-century British collections (in a paper by Mary…

Learn from your peers at December 3rd Graduate Conference!
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Written by Sharifa Lookman, Mathilde Sauquet, and John White

We would like to invite everyone to attend the upcoming graduate conference “How did they learn? How did they teach?: Exploring Knowledge Transmission from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern” taking place on Saturday, December 3rd in the Louis A. Simpson International Building (Room A71).

The conference is…

Learning from Collections: Behind the Scenes at the Met

Students from ART 369/EAS 386: “The Arts and Archaeology of the Chinese Court “ and ART 493/EAS 493: “Narrative and Visuality in China,“ co-taught by Department of Art & Archaeology's Cheng-hua Wang with Chao-Hui Jenny Liu and Paize Keulemans from the Department of East Asian Studies, respectively, had the incredible opportunity to examine…

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…

Wintersession Highlight! Make Your Own Mosaic!

In this Wintersession 2023 workshop, each participant will receive a mosaic kit to complete and take home while Katy Knortz, art & archaeology graduate student, teaches them about the history of mosaics in antiquity. Chief Conservator at the Princeton…

Index of Medieval Art Conference

On November 11th and 12th, The Index of Medieval Art hosted a workshop and conference on the theme of “Looking at Language,” which brought together eight scholars in a wide range of specializations to share their expertise on the multifarious relationships between language and works of medieval art. On the first day, the speakers met with…

New Release: Patricia Blessing's Architecture and Material Politics in the Fifteenth-century Ottoman Empire

Just released by Cambridge University Press, Patricia Blessing's Architecture and Material Politics in the Fifteenth-century Ottoman Empire explores the emergence of Ottoman architecture in the 15th century and its connection with broader geographical contexts. Analyzing how transregional exchange shaped building…

Learning from Artists:  Renee Magnanti

Artist Renee Magnanti gave students of Sam Holzman's ART 504: "Studies in Greek Architecture" hands-on instruction in the techniques of encaustic painting.  Having worked in the medium for over 30 years herself, Magnanti has developed her own recipe and method and has established a singular style of carving in encaustic.  Her…

Fall 2022 Junior / Senior Open Studios

Enjoy food, art, and great conversation with our students in their studios on Tuesday, November 15th from 5:30–7:00 pm at 185 Nassau Street, 4th floor.

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…