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November, 2016

Tracy Miller Co-Chairs Panel at T’ang Studies Society Conference Celebrating Opening of the Elling O. Eide Library

Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art and Asian studies, recently co-chaired a panel at an international conference sponsored by the T’ang Studies Society and celebrating the opening of the Elling O. Eide Library in Sarasota, Florida. The theme of the panel was “Ritual Environments of the Tang Dynasty: Text Through Context.” As access…

Posted by on November 30, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

Session Features Scholars of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Water Management and Culture

The EOS Project, the Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, and the History of Art Department cosponsored a brainstorming session, Mater and Matrix: Water in Diachronic and Interdisciplinary Perspective, on November 18 in Cohen Memorial Hall. Scholars of ancient, medieval, and modern water management and culture, including HART Professors and EOS Fellows Betsey Robinson and…

Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Events, HART, VRC


Tracy Miller Lectures on Blossoming of Buddhist Sacred Space in Medieval China at Yale University

Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art and Asian studies, addressed “Geometry, Cosmology, and the Blossoming of Buddhist Space in Medieval China” in a lecture that was hosted by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University. As the earliest full-size towering pagoda extant in China, the pagoda at Songyuesi 嵩岳寺 in Dengfeng,…

Posted by on November 29, 2016 in HART, Lectures, VRC

Rebecca VanDiver Travels to Johannesburg to Present Conference Paper on November 18

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of history of art, is a panelist and presenter at “Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures,” a conference to be held November 17-19 in Turbine Hall in the Newtown district of Johannesburg, South Africa. VanDiver will address “On Fertile Ground: Africa, Motherhood and Reproduction in the Work of…

Posted by on November 15, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

Studio VU Lecture Series Features Ian Berry on Wednesday, November 16

Ian Berry, Dayton Director of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, will speak on Wednesday, November 16, at 6 pm in Wilson Hall, Room 103, as part of Studio VU: The Department of Art Lecture Series. A leader in the field of college and university museums, he is a…

Posted by on November 15, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


John Ott to Examine Hale Woodruff’s Radical Revision of Global Art History in November 10 Goldberg Lecture

As one of many efforts by mid-twentieth-century African American painters to reinvent abstraction into a more pluralistic cultural practice, Hale Woodruff’s six-panel mural for Atlanta University, The Art of the Negro (1950-51), offers a visual history of global art that freely mingles western and non-western art, ancient and modern cultures, and abstract and figural forms….

Posted by on November 1, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

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