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Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

Wellin Museum to Host Senior Art Show

The work of nine senior art majors will be featured in an exhibition at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, May 8-24.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  More ...

"Sleeper" by Bruce Muirhead
Muirhead and Salzillo Awarded Prizes in National Exhibition

Prints by Professors of Art Bruce Muirhead and William Salzillo were awarded prizes at the 34th Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink & Traveling Exhibit. The exhibition is on display through May 18 at Artlink, an art and cultural center in Fort Wayne, Ind.  More ...

Mary Lee Hodgens, right, gives an overview of Light Work's current exhibition
Knight's Advanced Photography Class Visits Galleries

Assistant Professor of Photography Rob Knight took his Advanced Photography class on a field trip to visit Light Work and ArtRage in Syracuse on April 24.  Both are non-profit gallery spaces committed to exhibiting emerging and mid-career artists.  More ...

Polly Roberts
UCLA World Arts Professor to Lecture on Sacred Objects

Polly Roberts, professor of world arts and cultures/dance at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will deliver a lecture on the display of sacred objects in a museum context on Thursday, April 17, at 4:15 p.m., in the Overlook of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.  More ...

Students Visit Christie's Auction House

Ten Hamilton students interested in the art market visited Christie’s fine arts auction house in New York City on March 28. A massive, vibrant Sol LeWitt mural greeted attendees at Christie’s headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza and foreshadowed an exciting day. Mary Evans, director of Hamilton’s Career Center, remarked, “This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the art auction business in an internationally pre-eminent setting.”  More ...

Exhibition Features Prints by Atelier Four

A collection of intaglio prints by Professors of Art Bruce Muirhead and William Salzillo, along with Amy Buchholz ’80 and Jake Muirhead ’86 – the Atelier Four – will be on display April 4-29 at The Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, N.Y.  More ...

Artist Alfredo Jaar lectures in the Bradford Auditorium.
Celebrated Artist Alfredo Jaar Lectures on Art and Power

Some people might not think of art as a force for social or political transformation, but one artist, Alfredo Jaar, has been evoking change through art for decades. On March 5, the Chilean-born and New York-based artist, architect, and filmmaker delivered a captivating two-hour lecture to the Hamilton community in a crowded Bradford Auditorium. His talk was part of the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Series.  More ...

"Aequalis: Blueblood and Fusion" (2014) by Rebecca Murtaugh
Murtaugh’s New Work in CAW Exhibition

Alluring Repulsions,” an exhibition of new sculptures by Associate Professor of Art Rebecca Murtaugh, will be on display March 7 – April 3 at Hilles Gallery at the Creative Arts Workshop (CAW).  The show will open with a reception on March 7, from 5 – 7 p.m., at the gallery, located at 80 Audubon Street in New Haven, Conn.  More ...

Ivan Gaskell
Cultural Historian to Discuss Display of Objects in Museum Spaces

Ivan Gaskell, professor of cultural history and museum studies at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City, will discuss the display of objects in museum spaces in a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., in the Overlook in the Wellin Museum. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

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