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Henry Rittenberg reads"The Mind's Eye" by Henri Cartier-Bresson. The book is a collection of essays on photographic practices.
Rittenberg ’15 Studies Fashion Photography Through Emerson Grant

Henry Rittenberg ’15 is examining the evolution of fashion photography since World War II for his Emerson Grant with Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Studies Lawrence Chua. Through his project, titled “From Penn to Richardson: A Study in Post World War II Fashion Photography,” Rittenberg said, “I hope to find why there has been a shift from the supremely beautiful compositions of Richard Penn and other post-war photographers to the amateurism of Terry Richardson and the desire for shock value among other contemporary photographers.”  More ...

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 ...

Lawrence Chua
Chua Speaks at Museum Symposium in Houston

Lawrence Chua, postdoctoral fellow in Asian Studies and visiting assistant professor of art history, presented a talk at the “Rethinking Art History” symposium, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) in collaboration with Rice University on April 13 and 14.  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 from Brent Plate's Religion, Art and Visual Culture class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Religious Studies Class Visits NYC Museums

Students in "Religion, Art, and Visual Culture" (RELST/ARTHT 375) spent two days exploring art museums in New York City. The class visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rubin Museum of Art.  More ...

Lawrence Chua
Chua Lectures on Architecture, Hip Hop and Utopia

Lawrence Chua, postdoctoral fellow in Asian studies and visiting assistant professor of art history, gave a recent talk at the Syracuse University Humanities Center on “Architecture, Hip Hop, and Utopia.”  More ...

Lawrence Chua
Chua Co-chairs Conference Panel

Lawrence Chua, postdoctoral fellow in Asian Studies and visiting assistant professor of art history, co-chaired a session at the annual conference of the College Art Association in Chicago on February 15.  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 ...

Stephen J. Goldberg
Goldberg Publishes Book Review

Associate Professor of Art History Stephen J. Goldberg published a review of The Art of Modern China, by Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen, in the January issue of The China Journal.  More ...

Cleaning seeds from cotton, Raipur, Ahmedabad, 1937 - Courtesy of the artist
ARTnews Proclaims Wellin Museum Show "A Must See"

"Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal K. Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad" hasn’t yet opened at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. But that hasn’t kept ARTnews from noticing and celebrating the upcoming exhibition on its website and in print. The publication’s  Jan. 23 article, “10 Must-See Museum Photo Shows of Spring 2014,” includes the Wellin exhibition along with shows at prestigious institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery and the High Museum of Art.  More ...

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