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November 26, 2018

This fall and spring, FSU Art History is hosting three prominent scholars of the arts and visual cultures of Africa and its Diasporas. The series continues this Thursday, November 29 with Dr. Cécile Fromont of Yale University. Her lecture, "Paper, Ink, Vodun, and the Inquisition," will be held in G40 WJB at 6 pm.

Lectures and Exhibitions on World War II Art & Culture by Doctoral Candidate Alison Reilly

This year, doctoral candidate Alison Reilly, a fellow at the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, gave lectures and curated exhibitions centered on her research into the role of art and culture in the American war effort in the 1940s. She presented “Art in the Service of America,” at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City in early November, and designed two exhibitions opening in Florida in early 2019.

Hurricane Lecture Series Concludes Friday with “Gift-Giving and Display in Medieval Armenia”

This fall members of the Art History faculty initiated the Hurricane Lecture Series to share their research and make up for class hours lost during Hurricane Michael. The final lecture in the series will be held this Friday, November 30 at 4 pm in G40 WJB. Dr. Lynn Jones will present Praise-Worthy Ornaments: Gift-giving and Display in Medieval Armenia.

Spotlight on Alumna Lauren Gleason: Site Manager in Historic Alexandria

Lauren Gleason (BA '05) is the Site Manager of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, a busy historic site museum in Alexandria, Virginia, in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

College of Fine Arts Welcomes FSU Alumnus Dr. James Frazier as New Dean

The Department of Art History is excited to welcome Florida State University alumnus Dr. James Frazier as the new dean of the College of Fine Arts, effective June 17, 2019. Frazier, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Florida State, has served on the faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts Department of Dance and Choreography since 2001. His tenure at VCU includes a year as interim dean of the school.

Armenia! Professor Lynn Jones Lectures at The Met and Receives Grant for Manuscript Facsimile

This fall Associate Professor Lynn Jones presented a talk on medieval Armenian ornament at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Armenia! Symposium, and received a a Robert B. Bradley Library Research Grant of $10,000 toward the purchase for the FSU Libraries' Special Collections of a rare facsimile.

Doctoral Candidate Stephanie Bender Presents at South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Doctoral candidate Stephanie Bender presented a paper on Ringl + Pit, a commercial studio in Weimar Berlin run by two women photographers, at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, on the panel Women of the Avant-Garde and Political Dissent: Resisting Power from the Margins

Meet the Correspondents: Undergraduates Preparing Spring Newsletter Articles

Undergraduates in the fall Information Technology for Art Historians class are researching and writing articles this month for the spring department newsletters and website – a new course project designed to promote collaboration and media skills.

New Courses for Spring 2019

Art History has a great roster of new seminars and lecture courses lined up for the spring semester, ranging from Cuban Colonial Art and Renaissance Rome to Indigenous Cinema, Modern Architecture, and Contemporary Global Art. Is your schedule set? Be sure to check our Graduate and Undergraduate Course pages for a complete list of offerings.

AHA Invites Graduate Student Papers for Winbury Award

The Art History Association invites graduate students to submit papers in February 2019 for the I. N. Winbury Award. The award, the financial component of which is $200 to be put toward book purchases, is presented annually by the graduate students in the department to one MA student and one PhD student.

Students Shine at Second Annual College of Fine Arts Student Showcase

On November 16, 2018, the College of Fine Arts hosted the second annual CFA Student Showcase. Representing Art History, Meg Barrett presented her honor's thesis research "Order and Passion: The Impact of Travel on Delacroix’s 'Cleopatra and the Peasant'" and doctoral candidate Gabriela Germana presented research from her dissertation, "Doing It Their Own Way: From Traditional Aesthetics to Artistic Images: The Paintings of Sarhua, Peru."

Students Interview Students: Expert Advice on Graduate School Applications

Undergraduate student authors Michael Wood and Rebecca Clendinen interviewed doctoral candidates Ashley Lindeman and Rachel Carlisle for advice on applying to graduate programs in Art History. Here, they share what they learned in hopes of helping fellow students with the application process.

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