Upcoming Events

October 29: “Take Five!” Panel discussion of the CUT! exhibition with Professor Jensen and other campus guests

November 6: Lecture by Jonathan Fermanski, Conservator of Audio Visual Art at the Getty Museum. Time: 4:00 PM. Location: MOA auditorium

November 6: Lecture on representations of marriage and family in 19th century French art by Dr. Patricia Mainardi, Professor of Art History and Women’s Studies at CUNY. She is the plenary speaker for BYU’s Women’s Studies conference. Time: 7:00 PM. Location: MOA auditorium

February 11-15: CAA field trip to NYC.


Calendar of September Events

September 5:

Opening of the exhibition Loving Devotion: Visions of Vishnu at the MOA

September 10:

Art History Fall Assembly, which will include an informational meeting and dinner. The keynote speaker Dr. Janalee Emmer, Head of Education at the MOA. Time: 6:30 PM. Location: MOA Café. Don’t forget to RSVP to va_frontdesk@byu.edu

September 11:

Lecture: “Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance.” Dr. Ellen Gruber Garvey, Professor of English at the New Jersey City College. Time: 12:00 PM. Location: B092 JFSB (Sponsored by American Studies, Women’s Studies, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, and the College of Humanities)

September 13:

Opening of Block Plan Series: Provo, Kim Schoenstadt’s contemporary installation at the MOA

September 18:

Lecture: “Exactitude and Fidelity”? Nicolas Poussin and Philippe de Champaigne Paint Christ Healing the Blind.”Dr. James Clifton, Director of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Time: 11:00 AM. Location: B190 JFSB (Sponsored by the Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature and the ARTHC program)

Informal Q&A: “Conversations in and about Art Museums.” Dr. Clifton. Time and location TBA (Sponsored by the Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature and the ARTHC program)

September 25:

Lecture: “Curating the Pre-Raphaelites: Past and Present” by Alison Smith, Lead Curator of 19th century British Art at the Tate Britain. Time: 7:00 PM. Location:  MOA auditorium (Sponsored by the Museum of Art and the ARTHC program)

Art History Association

The Art History Association is planning some wonderful events this semester and encourages students to get involved! In addition to promoting other program events, AHA is organizing a visit to the MOA Conservation lab in October. If you’d like more information on how to get involved, contact AHA co-presidents Chelsea Connelly and Jeff Wilson. And be sure to “like” the BYU Art History Association on Facebook to receive updates.

Announcement: Course Offerings

Due to circumstances related to faculty leaves and other professional obligations, we will not be able to offer any courses that fulfill the Renaissance distribution requirement in Winter 2015 or Spring/Summer 2015. If you have not yet fulfilled this course and are looking at an August 2015 graduation date (or earlier), you must take either ARTHC 320 or 329 this semester.

If you intend to use ARTHC 595R (Foreign Language Reading for Art History) to fulfill the ARTHC major language requirement, you should plan on taking these courses in the fall or winter semesters, as these will likely not be offered during the spring/summer terms.

Faculty Updates: Area Responsibilities

Professors Amott and Clark will be continuing as visiting professors for the academic year.

Professor Jensen is the program coordinator. She does undergraduate advising, including AHA.

Professor Johnson is on academic leave this semester.

Professor Peacock will be advising all senior theses this year as well as coordinating  international internships.

Professor Swensen is the new graduate coordinator. He oversees teaching assistants and domestic internships as well.

Successful Theses Defenses

Three of our graduate students successfully defended their theses this summer! Congratulations to Katie White, Brittany Dahlin, and Trent Olsen!

Katie White: The War That Does Not Leave Us: Memory of the American Cicil War and the Photographs of Alexander Gardener

Brittany Dahlin: Caroline Murat Murat: Powerful Patron of Napoleonic France and Italy

Trent Olsen: Fallen Womanhood and Modernity in Ivan Kramskoi’s Unknown Woman (1883)

2014 Art History Fall Assembly

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September’s First Friday at the MOA

Come celebrate the arts of India and Pakistan through three exhibits at the MOA: Loving Devotion: Visions of Vishnu, Amar Kanwar: A Season Outside, and Fabric of Belonging: Exotic Quilts from Pakistan and India.

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Fall American Studies Lecture and Women’s Studies Colloquium

There will be a campus lecture next week for those interested in American art and/or material culture.

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Mark Magleby’s Devotional Address

Come support Mark Magleby during his BYU devotional address!

Tuesday, May 6
11:05 am in the DeJong Concert Hall HFAC

Mark Magleby assumed his role as museum director at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art on January 1, 2012, having previously served as a member of the art history faculty (since 1997).

Magleby specializes in 18th-century art and architecture, 20th-century European art, and contemporary theory and criticism. His scholarship has focused on the influential gardens of Stourhead in England, as well as the creation of a database of English garden history. He co-authored with Leslie Norris Kershisnik: Painting from Life.