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Senses of Time Opening Reception
Senses of Time Curator Interviewed

The opening reception of the Wellin Museum’s Senses of Time was attended by more than 400 students and community members on Sept. 10. The exhibition, nine video and film-based works by seven African artists, was curated by Karen E. Milbourne, curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.  Ghada Emish '19 interviewed Milbourne about the show and offered a summary.  More ...

Stephen Goldberg
Goldberg’s Essay in Exhibition Catalogue

Associate Professor of Art History Stephen J. Goldberg published an essay in One Hundred Hearts Cent cœurs, the catalogue to an exhibition of the art of André Kneib at China’s Chongqing Art Museum.  More ...

Symbols in the Wilderness
New Couper Press Book Focuses on Masonic Imagery

Symbols in the Wilderness: Early Masonic Survivals in Upstate New York, co-authored by Director of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie, began with a chance glance at a building as he drove to Cooperstown, N.Y. Intrigued by the structure, Western Star Lodge and now the Bridgewater Masonic Lodge, he became even more interested in the art work it once housed. Thus Goodwillie’s exploration of Masonic symbols – expressed in paintings, murals, textiles and graphics – began.

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Yun-Fei Ji. The Village and Its Ghosts (detail), 2014. Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper,  Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York.
Media Celebrate Wellin Museum Show in Final Week

“What a wonderful way to end the Yun-Fei Ji show,” proclaimed Wellin Museum of Art Director Tracy Adler as two articles, both celebrating Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe, appeared online during the final week of the exhihibiton. A stellar review titled Yun-Fei Ji’s Ghost Stories of the Living, was published on June 29 by Hyperallergic, and an artist interview, Yun-Fei Ji: ‘I’m pessimistic about China’, debuted on June 26 in Studio International.  More ...

Michelle Woodward '17 in Harlem.
Building a Gallery Exhibit from the Ground Up

Michelle Woodward ’17 is not one to let things slide. The Hamilton College art history major started a methodical search for summer internships during the fall semester, when she was studying in Siena, Italy. Woodward spent a week researching New York City art galleries that feature modern and contemporary art, complied a list of 10 to 15 of them and pumped out an individualized cover letter and a résumé to each.  More ...

Stephen Goldberg
Goldberg Presents at SACP Conference

Associate Professor of Art History Stephen J. Goldberg presented a paper titled “On the Transcultural Imagination in the Art of Liu Dan and André Kneib” at the 48th annual conference of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP).  More ...

Stephen Goldberg
Goldberg Presents at Philosophers’ Conference

Associate Professor of Art History Stephen J. Goldberg presented a paper titled “The Fate of Place and Memory in the Art of Yun-Fei Ji” at the 11th Philosophers’ Conference at the East-West Center in Honolulu on May 25.  More ...

John McEnroe
McEnroe Awarded Visiting Professorship in Athens

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens recently announced the appointment of John McEnroe as Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professor for the 2016-17 academic year. McEnroe is the John and Anne Fischer Professor of Fine Arts at Hamilton.  More ...

MacDonald Discusses Cinema Studies History

Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald presented “Binghamton Babylon: Voices from the Cinema Department, 1967-1977” on Oct. 21 at Binghamton University as part of the Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series.  More ...

Melodie Rosen '18 views artist Jim Shaw's <em>Wedding of the Ear</em> at MASS MoCA.
Contemporary Art Class Visits MASS MoCA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History Liam Considine recently took his “What is Contemporary Art” Class to The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Mass.  More ...

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