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.”
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
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
The Art History Club meets every Wednesday 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