Alum Catherine Anderson (MA 1998 and Professor at Sacramento City
College) will discuss the history of watercolor painting, from
its use in the Middle Ages to the “Golden Age” of watercolor in
18th-19th century British Art, at the Pence Gallery on March 7
from 2-3 pm. She will also cover how watercolor was considered an
appropriate medium for women artists, and the role of
professional societies of watercolor painters in England and
America in establishing the recognition of women artists’ work.
Benjamin Weisman (MA Candidate) will be giving a talk on
March 5, 2020 at the “43rd Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium
- Decadence: Flows of Abundance and Decay.” This event is
sponsored by the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory
at the University of British Columbia. Benjamin’s paper,
“Decadence as a Generative Force in the Tale of Genji,” explores
the concept of how decadence informed the production of the work,
“Nine Scenes from the Tale of Genji” by Tawaraya Sotatsu.
Professor John Lopez presented “Renaissance Cartography and the
Mapping of Environmental Crisis at Viceregal Mexico City” at the
Topography Across the Globe workshop conducted at the
John Carter Brown Library, Brown University on December 11, 2019.
Professor Talinn Grigor is participating in
Cities Workshop 4: Shiraz at the Silsila Center for Material
Histories at New York University. Talinn will discuss “The Return
of Persepolis to Shiraz, 1771-1971″ on this December 6 panel
What’s so important about tin you ask? Well, Professor Alexandra
Sofroniew can answer that burning question. Alex is one of
several campus faculty celebrating the
150th birthday of the periodic table! The College of Letters
and Science asked campus experts to share their favorite element
and Alex was selected to discuss tin and it’s role in the Bronze
Professor Katharine Burnett participated in the Kui Ge Lecture
Series at Yunnan University in Kunming, China, presenting “Art
History without the Art: The Curious Case of Sino-Vietnamese
Teapots Before 1700.” Her talk discussed the exchange
of tea culture and teapots between China and Vietnam between
1300-1700, with an emphasis on the late Ming period.
Alum Danielle Bronson (BA Art History and Art Studio,
2019) will be giving a lecture at the Living Computer Museum and
Labs in Seattle on net.art.
Her talk will take place Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 3-4 pm.
Bronson is currently based in the Bay Area and is a contributing
author to Sartle.com
Alum Sara Sumpter (BA 2006) will speak on the role of thunder god
in Japanese art. Her talk, “Bringing the Thunder,” will take
place at Sac State on Wednesday October 30. Dr. Sara Sumpter
received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016.
Alum Matthew Weseley (MA 2013) will be co-curating an exhibition
on the artist Robert Colescott entitled “Robert Colescott: Art
and Race Matters.” This show, the
first comprehensive retrospective of the compelling and
controversial artist, will display 85 works from 53 years of
Robert Colescott’s (1925-2009) career, highlighting an extensive
body of work that confronted diversity and racial stereotypes.
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
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.”
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
The Art History Club meets every Friday at 4:00 pm -5:00 pm in
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