Tue. January 17, 2017
As the latest artist-in-residence at the Media Archaelogy Lab in Boulder, CO, recent M.F.A. graduate Rachel Stuckey will give an artist talk on Feb. 15, 2017 about her work and the process of utilizing the intentionally obsolete tools, hardware, software and platforms available at the Lab.
Thu. January 5, 2017
Art History Associate Professor Nassos Papalexandrou Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Tue. January 3, 2017
Dr. Nassos Papalexandrou, associate professor of art history, is the recipient of an NEH grant for the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, where he will work as senior associate member during the Spring 2017 semester. Nassos will conduct research on antiquities sent from Greece as diplomatic gifts for United States presidents or other high ranking officials from the late forties to the present. These antiquities reside in Presidential Libraries and Museums here in the US (under the aegis of NARA-National Archives and Records Administration) but Papalexandrou will search for further clues about their selection and presentation in numerous archives in Greece. The project was instigated by what is perhaps the chronologically most ancient artifact on display at the Blanton Museum: this is the so-called Bonham Amphora, a Greek Geometric style funereal amphora of ca 770 BCE, an Athenian product sent to Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House during the Truman Administration, as a token of thanks for Rayburn's support for economic and military assistance to Greece after WW II under the Marshall plan. The amphora is on permanent loan from the Sam Rayburn Library and Museum, Bonham TX, and will be featured in the new gallery dedicated to Greek, Roman and Near Eastern Antiquities at the Blanton Museum to Art (scheduled to open again February 2017).
Tue. January 3, 2017
Studio Art Professor Beili Liu will receive $25,000 in unrestricted career support through the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters and Sculptors Grant Program. Established in 1993, the Painters and Sculptors Grant Program recognizes the exceptional creative achievements of painters and sculptors working today.
Mon. January 2, 2017
Professor Michael Smith’s show at Dan Gunn gallery, Timeline (1951-2016), recently received a review from Elvia Wilk of Frieze.