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Fall 2017

Temple of Venus, podium at left, during early excavations at Pompeii

Temple of Venus, podium at left, during early excavations at Pompeii

The University of Missouri has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Director General of the Archaeological Park, Prof. Massimo Osanna, to resume the analysis of the Sanctuary and Temple of Venus at Pompeii. This important temple complex was dedicated to the tutelary goddess of Pompeii. Activities on site will include a new 3D survey of the temple and ancillary structures, and targeted excavations to continue the investigation of the Pre-Roman phases, which Dr.

Spring 2017

3D model of a Black Gloss bowl (Capitoline Museums, Antiquarium Comunale, Inv. no. 8627) created with GOM scanner (right, with p

3D model of a Black Gloss bowl (Capitoline Museums, Antiquarium Comunale, Inv. no. 8627) created with GOM scanner (right, with pink shading for visibility; left, with color texture)

Prof. Marcello Mogetta announced the publication of the first digital collection created under the aegis of the Hidden Treasures of Rome (HTR) initiative at MU.

Dr. Niki Conley was hooded by her advisor, Dr. Kristin Schwain

 

Congratulations to our two Ph.D. graduates! Dr. Niki Conley was hooded by her advisor, Dr. Kristin Schwain, and Dr. Lauren DiSalvo was hooded by her advisor, Dr. Michael Yonan.

 

 

Bonnie Zelenak Excellence in Tutoring Award

Stephani Kimmey, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History & Archaeology, with Rachel Harper, Director of the Writing Center

Congratulations to Stephanie Kimmey, who was awarded a 2017 Bonnie Zelenak Excellence in Tutoring Award for her work as a Writing Intensive Tutor at the University of Missouri Learning Center. Rachel Harper, Director of the Writing Center, announced the award:

Elizabeth Wolfson, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History & Archaeology

Elizabeth Wolfson, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History & Archaeology
 

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidates Stephanie Chapman, Stephanie Kimmey, and Elizabeth Wolfson, who were honored at the 2017 Learning Center and Writing Center ceremony! All three have worked as tutors for two to five years.

 

Spintria. ca. 22-37 CE. Copper. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Inv.# RÖ 32741

Spintria. ca. 22-37 CE
Copper.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
Inv.# RÖ 32741

Ph.D. Candidate Katie Iselin was awarded the John Bies international travel scholarship from the MU Graduate Studies program to conduct further research on her dissertation. Katie's dissertation examines the role and impact of Roman spintriae, tokens featuring erotic imagery minted during the first century CE, in antiquity and early modern collecting culture.

"Americana Print: Rhapsody" Textile by John Held. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 27.243.10

Americana Print: Rhapsody
Textile by John Held
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 27.243.10

Ph.D. Candidate Sarah Marie Horne will participate in the Graduate Student Seminar of the Art Institute of Chicago this month. Her presentation will be "The Americana Prints: The Origins of American Modern Textiles".

Marie de Saint Pol in heraldic garb praying to St Cecilia

Marie de Saint Pol in heraldic garb praying to Saint Cecilia
Breviary of Marie de St. Pol
Cambridge, University Library
MS Dd.5.5, fol. 388
Source: University of Cambridge Digital Library
 

Associate Professor Anne Rudloff Stanton made a quick trip to Loughborough University in the UK to present “Mapping Moving Manuscripts: Women and Books in the 14th Century” at the Association of Art Historians annual meeting.

Professor Jim Van Dyke

Professor Jim Van Dyke

The Department congratulates Prof. Jim van Dyke, who has received the MU Faculty Achievement Award in Diversity. He was selected by a panel of four student leaders representing various student organizations including Four Front, The Legion of Black Collegians, QTPOC, and TriCo. Bravo, Prof. van Dyke!

Dance of Death, ca. 1919  Claggett Wilson Watercolor and pencil on paperboard, 16 3/4 x 22 1/2 in.  Smithsonian American Art Mus

Dance of Death, ca. 1919
Claggett Wilson
Watercolor and pencil on paperboard, 16 3/4 x 22 1/2 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Gift of Alice H. Rossin, 1981.163.12

Three of the department's Ph.D. candidates presented their research at the Midwest Art History Society's annual meeting in Cleveland Ohio, April 6-8, 2017.

"Painting the Vanguard Queerly: Lt. Claggett Wilson’s Scenes of the First World War"
Niki D. Conley, Ph.D. Candidate

Empress Maria Theresa. Late 1770s. Gripsholm Castle, Sweden

Empress Maria Theresa
Artist unknown
Late 1770s
Gripsholm Castle Collection, Sweden

Associate Professor Michael Yonan delivered the keynote lecture, “Rococo Ornament, the World of Objects, and the Perception of Nature,” for the symposium Art Matters: The Material Lives of Objects, Georgia State University, Atlanta, in March 2017.  He also was invited to present “Picturing Empress Maria Theresa in Eighteenth-Century Denmark, Sweden, and Russia,” in the anniversary symposium Kaiserin Maria Theresia (1717–1780): Repräsentation und visuelle Kommunik

Saint George by Donatello ca. 1386-1466. ca. 1417. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy

Saint George, ca. 1417
Donatello, ca. 1386-1466
Plaster cast in Swallow Hall
Original in Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy

Congratuiations to AHA majors Kathryn Cua, Katherine Ketcher, Hannah Noser, and John Tripp, who have been awarded scholarships for 2017-18 from the College of Arts and Science.

Renwick Gallery

Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonia American Art Museum's collection of contemporary craft and decorative art. Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW, Washington, DC.

Congratulations to Lorinda Bradley who was recently named a William H.

Gabii, summer 2016, excavation crew

Gabii, summer 2016, excavation crew

The Department of Art History & Archaeology at the University of Missouri & the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan have established an academic and research partnership focusing on the excavation of ancient Gabii, Italy.

Marcello Mogetta

Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta has been awarded a Loeb Classical Foundation Library Fellowship for 2017-18. The grant will support excavation expenses at the ancient Latin city of Gabii, Italy during the upcoming season (June 12th - July 29th). For more information about the Gabii excavations, check out the excavation website here.

Gullah basket

Rooted, Revived Reinvented: Basketry in America

January 28-May 14, 2017

Professor Kristin Schwain is co-curator with Professor Jo Stealey, Department of Art, of the exhibition "Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America" now on display at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Tickhill Psalter, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection Ms. 26

Large initial Q of Psalm 51, showing scenes from 2 Samuel 1. Scrolls are missing their text. Illuminated titles, initials, line fillers, rubric, miniatures at bottom of page (with text in scrolls).
Tickhill Psalter, created ca. 1310
New York Public Library, Spencer Collection Ms. 26

Associate Professor Anne Stanton visited the New York Public Library recently where she examined the Tickhill Psalter, a lavish early 14th-century manuscript that is part of her current research project.

 

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Associate Professor Michael Yonan announced the launch of a new book series from Bloomsbury Publishing titled The Material Culture of Art for which he is editor.

  
The Material Culture of Art

New Book Series, Bloomsbury Academic
Series Editor:  Michael Yonan, University of Missouri

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Associate Professors Anne Stanton and James A. van Dyke recently accepted leadership roles in national and international art historical associations.

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College Art Association

The department was well represented at this year's College Art Association conference in New York City.

Associate Professor James van Dyke read a paper, "A Queer Kirchner at the Guggenheim".

Associate Professor Michael Yonan was the respondent on the panel "Superpowers in the Global Eighteenth Century: Empire, Colonialism, and Cultural Contact” session.

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