Professor Michael Yonan, art history, and Alan Templeton Endowed
Chair in the History of European Art, 1600–1830 Eighteenth
and Nineteenth-Century European Art, Decorative Arts, Material
Culture has written an article on “Martin van Meytens’s ‘Portrait
of Johann Michael von Grosser: The Business of Nobility” which
was just published in Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum
Stockholm (26:1 (2019 ): 91-98).
Professor Katharine Burnett, art history, and faculty director,
Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and
Science Chinese Art and Culture, is the author
of Shaping Chinese Art History: Pang Yuanji and His
Painting Collection which has just been released by
Professor Alexandra Sofroniew will speak at the Pence Gallery for
their Art History Lecture Series on “Homemade Votive Offerings:
Giving Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Italy.” Her lecture will be
Saturday, January 16 from 2-3 pm (PST) via Zoom.
Alumna Jennifer Dasal (BA ‘02) and her newly published book
Art Curious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and
Strangely Wonderful in Art History (Penguin, September 2020)
are featured in the latest College of Letters and Science
Professor Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh has received a Public
Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH) to support her research for a book about the medieval
Armenian city of Ani.
Senior and Art History major Andrea Cota recently presented
(virtually) her paper ”A Paradise Without God: Psychosexual
Analysis of Hieronymus Bosch ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’” at
Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium
at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. The conference was
conducted April 3-4, 2020.
DES 40B in its coverage of how design and architectural education
is being delivered during the COVID-19 crisis. In “Field
Notes on Pandemic Teaching: 2″, Professor Simon Sadler
discusses how he addresses the challenge of remote teaching,
applying ”shock doctrine” to his pedagogy, in his
course DES 40B.
On April 8, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships
to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and writers, among
them Professor Heghnar Watenpaugh.
Listen to alum Katharine Schultz (MA 2019),
Education and Development Associate at the Pence Gallery in
Davis, discuss a few of her favorite works of art now on
display at the Pence. She looks at the beautiful works by
Laurelin Gilmore and Liz Webb, and a whimsical watercolor
painting by Joann Wilson from the Pence’s “Water + Color National
Juried Exhibit.” And kudos to camerawoman Caitlin Schwarz
(MA 2019) as well!
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.
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