Faculty/Staff News

Dr. Amara Solari
Feb 2019
Paper/Project Blue. Green. Yax. Naming, Valence, and the Sacrality of Maya Blue Session: Indigenous Languages of the Americas and the Language of Art History   Thursday, February 14, 2019   New York Hilton Midtown - 2nd Floor - Bryant Suite  
Elizabeth Mansfield
Feb 2019
Dr Elizabeth Mansfield, Head of the Department of Art History published a book review in CAA.review "Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century? Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850–1900", Hollis Clayson and André Dombrowski, eds.   
Dr. Sarah K. Rich
Jan 2019
Pigment Workshop: The Materiality of Artist's Colors Friday January 25, 10:00-Noon ADRI 16 Borland Led by Sarah K. Rich, Associate Professor, Department of Art History. This workshop will focus on the manufacture of artists’ colors using historic recipes. A version of this workshop debuted at the symposium Bugs, Boulders, Beakers: The Materiality of Artists’ Colors in October 2018. Registration is required: https://pigment-making.eventbrite.com
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Jan 2019
  Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh University Professor in Art History gave a paper, titled “On the Transfer of Knowledge in Ivories of the Medieval Mediterranean”, at the Archaeological Institute of America meeting in San Diego on Jan. 6, 2019. His paper focused on how carving techniques and subject matter moved across the Mediterranean.   The slides are (left) detail of an Andalusian ivory box with griffins, and (right) detail from  a wood (Aleppo pine) panel, showing what the Louvre calls a “bird-flower.”
Elizabeth Mansfield
Jan 2019
Elizabeth Mansfiled, Head of the Department of Art History published a journal review in arthistoriography.wordpress.com "Where centre and periphery meet: art history in Greece Review of: Art History in Greece: Selected Essays, edited by Evgenios D. Matthiopoulos, Athens: Melissa Publishing House, 2018, 150 pp., 22 b.… https://arthistoriography.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/elizabeth-mansfield-on-where-centre-and-periphery-meet-art-history-in-greece/      
Photo: Dr. Dewey attending the installation of a new chief in Swaziland
Dec 2018
                                                                                   STRIKING IRON: THE ART OF AFRICAN BLACKSMITHS FINAL WEEKS in Los Angeles before the exhibition travels to Washington, D.C.On View Through December 30, 2018, at the Fowler Museum, UCLAwww.fowler.ucla.eduEXHIBITION TOURING DATES: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C., February 27 - October 20, 2019 Musée du quai Branly- Jacques Chirac, Paris, France, November 19, 2019 - March 29, 2020     ABOUT THE EXHIBITION  Composed from 225 forged objects assembled from public and private collections, Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths reveals the history of invention and technical sophistication that led African blacksmiths to transform one of Earth’s most basic natural resources into objects of life-changing utility, empowerment, prestige, spiritual potency, and astonishing artistry.Organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and its curatorial team led by artist Tom Joyce, with co-curators Allen F. Roberts, UCLA Professor of World Arts and Cultures; Marla C. Berns, Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Director, Fowler Museum; William J. Dewey, Director, African Studies Program and Associate Professor of African Art History at Pennsylvania State University; and Henry J. Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.EXHIBITION REVIEWS New York Times, Critic's Pick, 3 Knockout Art Shows to See in Los Angeles Right Now, by Holland Cotter,  August 16, 2018. click here to read Los Angeles Times, Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmith's shows the delicate artistry of clever metalworkers, by Christopher Knight, September 12, 2018. click here to readMetalsmith, Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmith's, by Emily Zaiden, December, 2018, volume 38, no. 4. click here to readNew York Times, The Best Art of 2018, by Roberta Smith, Holland Cotter and Jason Farago, December 5, 2018.click here to read     For additional information contact: Erin Connors, Fowler Museum, (310) 825-4288, erinconnors@arts.ucla.eduPictured above: Photos by Joshua White/JWPictures.com.  Installation view of Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths. Fowler Museum at UCLA. Fowler Museum at UCLA308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (310) 825-4361www.fowler.ucla.edu            

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