Shortly before the campus and state mandate to shelter in place,
Art History 401 students curated “Rest is
Power,” an exhibition about how rest has been historically
denied to Black and Brown, Disabled and Queer bodies, at the
Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. The Manetti Shrem Museum has now
made the exhibition accessible online! You can view it here.
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.
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.
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
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