We are excited to announce that new positions on the Basement Gallery team will be opening up! Working in the Basement Gallery will give you the opportunity to work with student artists, facilitate art shows, and become more active in the art community around Davis. This opportunity will allow you to gain more experience in the exhibition/gallery world. If you are interested, please apply by June 8th. The link to the application form is attached below. There are position descriptions on the application form.
Professor Heghnar Watenpaugh will be on CapRadio’s Insight with Beth Ruyak TODAY at 9 am to discuss her new book The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice. In case you miss it, you can catch it online.
Heghnar Watenpaugh’s new book The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice, has just been released! Published by Stanford University Press, The Missing Pages “is the biography of a manuscript that is at once art, sacred object, and cultural heritage.
Talinn Grigor, who is currently on leave from UC Davis as a Visiting Fellow of the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University, will discuss “Cosmopolitanism of Modernist Architects in Reza Shah’s Iran” at Princeton University.
Alexandra Sofroniew participated in the Archaeological Institute of American (AIA) Conference in San Diego this past January 4th. As part of a session on ‘Archaeology and Ritual in the Ancient Mediterranean: Recent Finds and Interpretive Approaches,’ Alex presented “Samnite Hairstyles? Individual Agency and Ethnic Identity in the Choice of Votive Terracottas from Pre-Roman Sacred Sites.”
Alum Nicole Berry (MA 2005) is spotlighted in an article in December’s Elle exploring the wake of #MeToo and the rise of women into high-profile positions of management. Berry, along with 12 other high profile women, tell their stories here.
Heghnar Watenpaugh will be speaking in Berlin on July 24 at the “Causality or Contingency: What Keeps Culture Going” Joint Workshop at Frei Universität. In a panel chaired by Tufan Acil, Heghnar will discuss “Survivor Objects: Cultural Heritage after Genocide.”
Design and Art History double major Jennifer Place has received national attention for winning the LEDvance Student Design, an annual competition in which students are tasked with designing, developing and producing a lighting fixture prototype.
Katharine Burnett, Founding Director of the Global Tea Initiative, was awarded the Best Tea Health Advocate 2018 at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. The Best Tea Health Advocate is the WTE’s educational award.
According to Rona Tison of Ito En, Katharine “is not only a Tea Health Advocate, but has founded & spearheaded the Global Tea Initiative at UC Davis to ensure that tea is sustained for all of us… Thanks to her vision and dedication, she is committed to preserving what we are all passionate about. The future and culture of tea.”
Art History major Gary Calcagno will present his paper “Imperial Presence: Japanese Colonial Architecture in Seoul” at the 9th Annual Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium. Congratulations Gary!
Come to the conference to meet and support our next generation of art history scholars and learn out about their latest research. A reception will follow on the Cafe Terrace at 4:30.
The conference will be held in the Koret Auditorium in the De Young Museum on Saturday, April 14 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm.
John López will be the keynote speaker for CSU Sacramento’s 15th Festival of the Arts. His talk, “Mapping Aztec Territorial Consciousness,” will launch their Art History symposium “Mapping Art History.”
The Basement Gallery is currently accepting portraits of all types and mediums, and poems regarding “the self.” You can submit up to three works, or you can sign up for open mic at submit2BG@gmail.com. Submissions must be in .jpg format; videos must be under three minutes long.
Submissions accepted until February 5th.
The opening and related performances for “Being: Portraiture & Poetry” will be on Thursday, February 8 from 6-9 pm in The Basement Gallery (Art Building, Room 60).
Hosted by the Associazione Italiana Cultura del Tè and Istituto Confucio Venezia, The Culture of Tea in China International Colloquium will take place on Saturday, November 18 in Venice.
Katharine will present on “Art History without the Art: The Curious Case of Sino-Vietnamese Teapots before 1700.”
The Art and Art History Club is open to all art studio and art history majors, minors, and friends. Our purpose is to learn about and discuss all things relating to art and art history. We do this through open discussions at meetings, going on field trips to art museums and galleries, watching art-related movies, selling student-made art, and promoting art education. We are working hard to create an art community among UC Davis undergraduates.
The Art History Club meets every Wednesday at 4:00 pm -5:00 pm in Everson 148
The UC Davis Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture series brings artists, writers and curators to campus. All presentations are free and take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.