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Prof Sydney Hutchinson Creates Website for her Music and Multi-Cultural America Course

Matupi Chin Dance Group

Matupi Chin Dance Group

December 13, 2017

Take a look at prof Sydney Hutchinson's website for the Music and Multi-Cultural America course she taught this semester. Bravo to the students who have posted their thoughts on the website. Well done everybody!

Check out the website here:  https://sjhutchi.expressions.syr.edu/

Art History Major Hanwen (Gavin) Liu Publishes "Plug" Magazine

"Plug" Magazine Cover

"Plug" Magazine Cover

December 12, 2017

Congratulations to art history major, Hanwen (Gavin) Liu for publishing "Plug," a student magazine focusing on the arts. Gavin began the student publication to represent the work of young contemporary artists.

AMH Holds Annual Holiday Party

December 11, 2017

The Department of Art and Music Histories held its annual holiday party on Friday, December 8, 2017.  The event was well attended and a splendid time was had by all. Our Florence grad students received their letters of introduction at the party, and were bade Bon Voyage.

Happy Holidays everybody!

Florence Art History M.A. Student Rachael Nutt Featured in an Article in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Rachael Nutt

Rachael Nutt

December 1, 2017

Congratulations to Rachael Nutt, a master's degree student in our Florence M.A. program in art history. Rachael's undergraduate thesis was showcased in a wonderful article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Read the article HERE

Applications for Syracuse University Art History M.A. Programs Due January 15

December 1, 2017

Syracuse University offers two acclaimed art history graduate programs, which prepare students for careers in museums, libraries, arts administration, academia, galleries, and other arts-related professions. Our graduates have gone on to

pursue doctoral degrees at prestigious universities and to work at internationally renowned museums.

The Main Campus program provides a comprehensive overview of art history that also allows students to pursue specialized research interests. The Florence program is dedicated to the history of Italian Renaissance and includes two

semesters of coursework in Florence, Italy. Both programs emphasize the development of research and critical thinking skills, along with written and oral communication.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 15, 2018

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"Be/Longing" Exhibition Opens at the Community Folk Art Center

December 1, 2017

Art history major and talented photographer Jo Johnson has curated an exhibition titled "Be/Longing" at the Community Folk Art Center on Genesee Street. Tammy Hong (art history '18) and art history M.A. student Natalie McGrath, are participating in the show. Check out our department Facebook page for more pictures of their outstanding work.

Prof Sam Gruber and AMH Staffer Bill Bowen Quoted in Daily Orange Article on Historic Off-Campus Houses

November 30, 2017

Prof. Sam Gruber and Bill Bowen, office coordinator for the Department of Art and Music Histories, are quoted in a DAILY ORANGE feature about historic university area houses and issues regarding changing off-campus neighborhoods.

READ THE DAILY ORANGE ARTICLE HERE: http://dailyorange.com/2017/11/houses-lining-surrounding-euclid-avenue-just-saturday-night-destinations-theyre-history/

Art History Alum Ana Ziegler (B.A. '17) Reports on Working at Phillips Auction House

Ana Ziegler '17

Ana Ziegler '17

November 27, 2017

Art history alum Ana Ziegler (B.A. '17) has been working hard at Phillips, the acclaimed auction house dedicated to contemporary art. She got in touch recently about how much she is enjoying the experience. She also wrote essays for the auction catalogue for an upcoming sale of Latin American art, which, in her own words, helped her put her SU "art history education to very good use!"

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler Appears in “Performing Restoration Shakespeare" Documentary

November 17, 2017

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler was recently at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. for the documentary filming of her research project, “Performing Restoration Shakespeare.” Prof Eubanks Winkler is collaborating with prof Richard Schoch on a prestigious fellowship from the United Kingdom’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a three-year international project that will bring together scholars and artists to understand how Shakespeare’s works were performed during the Restoration period.

For more about her research project, see here: http://bit.ly/2mwyNtj

Prof Sydney Hutchinson Awarded the 2017 Herndon Book Prize

Prof Sydney Hutchinson

Prof Sydney Hutchinson

November 7, 2017
Congratulations to prof Sydney Hutchinson who has been awarded the 2017 Herndon Book Prize which is awarded by the Society for Ethnomusicology's Gender and Sexuality Task Force. This prize is given annually in recognition of the best monograph-length "ethnomusicological work in gender and sexuality including, but not limited to, works that focus upon lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited, homosexual, transgendered and multiple gender issues and communities."

Prof Wayne Franits and his Graduate Students Visit the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell

November 7, 2017
Prof Wayne Franits and his graduate students went on a field-trip this past Saturday to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell, to study works on paper and “Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings.”

Prof Sydney Hutchinson Chosen as a Finalist for the CNY Book Awards

Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson

November 3, 2017
Congratulations to prof Sydney Hutchinson for being chosen as a finalist for the CNY Book Awards! Please mark your calendars for the CNY Book Awards on November 9, when she will be recognized for her book, "Tigers of a Different Stripe." For tickets for the event, please click here: http://www.syracuse.ymca.org/dwccny-book-awards.html

Art History Major Tammy Hong ('18) Presents to the Board of Visitors

Tammy Hong ('18)

Tammy Hong ('18)

November 3, 2017
Art history major Tammy Hong ('18) did a smashing presentation for the Board of Visitors last Friday, on the subject of her Capstone project, Croatian artist Ivan Mestrovic and his sculptures. You can see the most impressive one behind her--Mestrovic's Moses striding towards Bowne Hall. Woohoo for Tammy!

Syracuse University News Article Features Water + Photography Event

November 2, 2017

“Humanities and Sciences Intersect in ‘Water + Photography’ Event Today.”  An article featuring our department and an exciting event organized by prof Romita Ray that showcases 3 brilliant minds at SU: Prof Jeff Karson (earth sciences) + profs Susannah Sayler and Ed Morris (transmedia) who will talk about photography, oceans, rivers, art, science, and activism.

READ THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NEWS ARTICLE:

https://news.syr.edu/2017/11/humanities-and-sciences-intersect-in-water-photography-event/

Members and Guests of the George Fisk Comfort Society Celebrate Halloween 2017 at the Inn Complete

Comfort Society Halloween 2017

Comfort Society Halloween 2017

November 2, 2017

Graduate students, faculty and staff gathered at the Inn Complete on October 27 to celebrate Halloween. The ghoulish event was organized by the George Fisk Comfort Society, our art history graduate student organization. Games, prizes, food and merriment abounded!

A Time-Lapse Video of Diwali 2017

Aerial view of Diwali Celebration

Aerial view of Diwali Celebration

November 2, 2017

A Time-Lapse Video of Diwali 2017 featuring art history major Tammy Hong and prof Romita Ray, made by Amy Manley

Refugee Artists Perform at Welcoming Economies Global Network Reception

November 2, 2017
Students in prof Sydney Hutchinson's HOM 372 presented some of the refugee artists they have been interviewing for their course, at the Welcoming Economies Global Network reception held in Syracuse last Monday. Here are Ahmad Alkhlef from Syria and Immaculee Kandathe and Olivier Byinshi from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Prof Wayne Franits Wins Publications Grant from The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London

November 1, 2017

Congratulations to prof Wayne Franits who has won a highly competitive publications grant from The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London, for his next book titled Godefridus Schalcken: A Dutch Painter in Late Seventeenth-Century London, due out in June 2018.

 

Prof Sascha Scott Chairs Panel for the Native American Art Studies Association Conference in Tulsa

October 30, 2017

This past week, prof Sascha Scott chaired a panel she had organized titled “Indigenizing the History of American Modernism” for the Native American Art Studies Association Conference (NAASA) in Tulsa. She also presented a research paper titled "O’Keeffe’s Hawai’i?: American Modernism in Colonial Spaces” about O’Keeffe’s advertisements for the Dole Pineapple Company in 1939 and the colonial narratives embedded in O'Keefe's work. Prof Scott Stevens also presented a paper on the panel titled "Officially Native: Some Aesthetic Implications of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board and the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.”

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"Worlds of Dance" Students Participate in Phylla Mae Festival in Fayetteville

Phylla Mae Festival

Phylla Mae Festival

October 24, 2017

Prof Carol Babiracki and her “Worlds of Dance” students participated in the Syracuse Country Dancers’ Phylla Mae Festival in Fayetteville, Sat, Oct. 21.

Gavin Liu Starts Student Publication

Gavin Liu

Gavin Liu

October 24, 2017

Congratulations to art history and public relations double major Hanwen (Gavin) Liu who started a student publication to represent the work of young contemporary artists. What a great idea! Gavin was featured in the SU News Today "Arts and Culture" section yesterday. Read more about his project here: http://bit.ly/2y14WK3

Hiroshima Survivor Visiting Syracuse

October 23, 2017

10/24:  Panel discussion with Annette Behrens (photographer from the Netherlands), Lina Zhang (architect) and Keiko Ogura, moderated by Edward Morris (Canary Lab, Transmedia) and Yutaka Sho (Architecture). 

Slocum Hall 5:30-7:30 pm.  This event also features an opening of an exhibition in the Marble Room in Slocum.

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Diwali Celebrated in the Sculpture Garden

Participants celebrate Diwali

Participants celebrate Diwali

October 20, 2017

On a balmy October day, faculty and students from across campus came together to celebrate Diwali organized by the Art and Music Histories department and co-sponsored by AMH, Hendricks Chapel and the South Asia Center.

Prof Romita Ray and Grad Student Liz Bryson Particpate in My Lucky Tummy Pop-up Kitchen

October 19, 2017

Professor Romita Ray’s collaboration with Adam Sudmann, founder of My Lucky Tummy, a pop-up dining concept featuring refugee cuisine in Syracuse, and With Love restaurant, also featuring cuisine from recently arrived refugees in Syracuse, was showcased in an October 15 article in The Daily Orange. Sudmann and prof Ray organized a series of Pecha Kucha-style talks centered on the theme of food that involved prof Samantha Herrick (history) at SU who gave a spectacular talk on Peacock Pies, along with a local beekeeper, beer brewer, farmer, and a former refugee who spoke about how to cook dinner in a refugee camp. A big shout out to art history graduate student Liz Bryson who helped organize the powerpoint presentations and provided much-needed technical assistance during the event, which was held on October 1.

Here’s the article from The Daily Orange: http://bit.ly/2yAiYpS

Turkish Musician Latif Bolat Presents "Into the Mystic: A Night of Turkish Sufi Music and Poetry"

Latif Bolat

Latif Bolat

October 19, 2017

On the evening of October 17, the department co-sponsored Turkish musician Latif Bolat, who lectured and presented: "Into the Mystic: A Night of Turkish Sufi Music and Poetry." The evening featured Turkish Sufi songs and devotional poetry by Jalal ad-Din Rumi and Yunus Emre. Congratulations to professors Carol Babiracki and Sydney Hutchinson who were involved with his visit.

Diwali Event Showcased in Daily Orange Article

Diwali Illuminaries in the Quad

Diwali Illuminaries in the Quad

October 19, 2017

Our department faculty and students were showcased in a splashy article in the Daily Orange about Diwali celebrations organized by prof Romita Ray, the department chair in conjunction with her Fall course on the art and architecture of India. Professor Carol Babiracki who is also the director of the South Asia Center and Music History and Cultures major Haley Knapp were quoted extensively in the article. Happy Diwali!

http://dailyorange.com/2017/10/su-students-faculty-light-sculpture-garden-for-diwali-celebration/

Prof Romita Ray Quoted in SU News Article

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

October 2, 2017

Prof Romita Ray was quoted in SU News today in “Finding Common Ground,” an article featured in a four-part series about humanities research at Syracuse University.

https://news.syr.edu/2017/09/finding-common-ground/

AMH Faculty, Staff and Students Enjoy Department Pizza Social

AMH Pizza Social

AMH Pizza Social

October 2, 2017

Last week, on Thursday, September 28, students, faculty, and staff gathered in our department library for our first department pizza social. Students from all five programs in our department, participated with great gusto and left with happy tummies!

Patience Munjeri from Zimbabwe Performs as Part of Performance Live World Music Concert Series

Prof Sydney Hutchinson and Patience Munjeri with audience members

Prof Sydney Hutchinson and Patience Munjeri with audience members

September 28, 2017

Prof Sydney Hutchinson with musician Patience Munjeri from Zimbabwe who performed in Setnor Auditorium on 9/26 for prof Hutchinson’s “Performance Live” course.

Prof Sydney Hutchinson Presents Research on Rita Indiana at the Tolley Humanities Dinner

Prof Sydney Hutchinson

Prof Sydney Hutchinson

September 25, 2017
Prof Sydney Hutchinson from our department was the official speaker at the Tolley Humanities dinner last week, during which she presented her research on Dominican author/musician Rita Indiana. Bravo! Provost Michele Wheatley was in attendance.

Art History Grad Students Work on Projects in Special Collections

Grad Students in Special Collections

Grad Students in Special Collections

September 25, 2017
Our department has been hopping with activity these past few weeks thanks to our partners across campus and in the city. Here are pictures of our grad students in Special Collections looking at material related to an exhibition about James McNeill Whistler that they will are organizing under prof Sascha Scott's supervision, including photo books, tour books, travel diaries, rare books that picture the places Whistler worked.

Music History and Cultures Major Andrea Cherry Organizes McCartney Madness

McCartney Madness, September 23, 2017

McCartney Madness, September 23, 2017

September 25, 2017

Andrea Cherry, a Music History and Cultures major in our department, recently organized McCartney Madness, a day-long music festival celebrating the music of Sir Paul McCartney to celebrate the living legend before he took the stage in Carrier Dome. Congratulations to Andrea!

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler Presents Paper on Andrew Lloyd Webber at the German Historical Institute in London

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Amanda Eubanks Winkler (lower right)

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Amanda Eubanks Winkler (lower right)

September 18, 2017
Congratulations to prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler who recently presented a paper titled, “Andrew Lloyd Webber and Thatcherite Arts Policy" at the German Historical Institute in London, UK, as part of the institute's "Cultures of Conservatism in the United States and Western Europe between the 1970s and 1990s" conference. She was invited to present her research at this venue. For her paper, prof Eubanks Winkler looked at Lloyd Webber’s musicals from the 1980s (Cats, Starlight Express, Phantom, and Aspects of Love) through the lens of Thatcherism (in particular how the cultural/aesthetic and economic manifestations of Thatcherism intersected). 

Art History Graduate Student Alison Taras Reports on Summer Internship at the DeVos Art Museum

Alison Taras (G '18)

Alison Taras (G '18)

September 18, 2017
Art History graduate student Alison Taras ('18) joins our enterprising grad students with an update: "This summer I helped document exhibition entries this summer at the DeVos Art Museum (Marquette, MI). Now, back in Syracuse, I return to an education internship at the Everson that I began last fall. For this intership I assist in the creation of educational family guides and art-making activities related to current exhibitions. The image attached is a product of an Everson Family Day last spring that I helped design: a collaborative abstract expressionismmural inspired by the work of Bradley Walker Tomlin." Congratulations to Alison! Keep up the good work!

Art History Grad Student Liz Bryson Reports on Summer Internship at the Everson Museum

Liz Bryson (G '18)

Liz Bryson (G '18)

September 15, 2017
Art History grad student Liz Bryson ('18) spent the summer interning in the Everson Museum's Education Department. She worked on interpretive materials geared towards adults, families, educators, and docents for upcoming exhibitions. She also conducted research and preliminary planning for the Everson's new teen program. Liz will remain at the museum this year to assist with the Everson Teen Arts Council. Congratulations Liz!  Keep up the good work!

Music History & Cultures Major Haley Knapp Reports on Busy Summer

Haley Knapp

Haley Knapp

September 13, 2017

Music History and Cultures major Haley Knapp was busier than a bee this summer! She completed a month-long internship in NYC with the non-profit Folk Arts Rajasthan (FAR), whose efforts focus on eradicating illiteracy, fostering community development and celebrating cultural understanding through education and music preservation. FAR works with the Merasi, a marginalized community of northwestern Rajasthan (India) who carry a unique musical legacy more than 800 years old. While working with FAR, Haley helped organize the endless intricacies of various media into an archiving system for the organization’s Musical Narrative Project.

After Haley’s time in the Big Apple, she found herself in Maine as an Assistant Stage Manager with the Bowdoin International Music Festival for her second summer season. With 100 performances scheduled during the festival’s six-week run, Haley was instrumental in running the festival’s brand new Livestream system for their #FestivaLive promotion. And that's not all! Haley is also minoring in Anthropology, Music Industry, and South Asian Studies. And in between classes, she is a work study student in our department and an R.A. holding the fort in her dorm! Congrats to Haley!

Art History Grad Student Maggie Teschler Publishes Blogpost for the Guggenheim Museum

Maggie Teschler (B.A. '16)

Maggie Teschler (B.A. '16)

September 11, 2017

Art history grad student Maggie Teschler, who also holds a B.A. degree in art history from our program, interned in the Guggenheim Museum's Library and Archives in NYC this past summer. While interning, Maggie wrote a blogpost based on the museum's collections of ephemera from the Italian artist Enrico Baj who was closely associated with Surrealism and Dada. Maggie's blogpost was published on the website of the Guggenheim.Congratulations Maggie!

Click here to read the blogpost

Wafaa Bilal To Present Lecture and Mini Seminar

Wafaa Bilal

Wafaa Bilal

August 29, 2017

Our department is co-sponsoring a lecture and mini-seminar by acclaimed Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal who is renowned for provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics through high profile, technologically-driven art projects that employ the use of robotics, the internet, and photographic mobile mapping. For his 2007 installation, Domestic Tension, Bilal spent a month in a Chicago gallery with a paintball gun that people could shoot at him over the internet. Bilal’s work is constantly informed by the experience of fleeing his homeland and existing simultaneously in two worlds – his home in the “comfort zone” of the U.S. and his consciousness of the “conflict zone” in Iraq. Using his own body as a medium, Bilal continues to challenge our comfort zone with projects like 3rdi and and Counting.... He is the author of Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun (2008). His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar; amongst others. He holds a BFA from the University of New Mexico and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently an Associate Arts Professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. http://wafaabilal.com

Lecture: “Performing Change: Diaspora and Belonging” Thursday October 12 from 5-6:30 in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library.

Mini seminar: “Wafaa Bilal: On Art and Resistance” Friday October 13 from 10:00-11:30 in 304 Tolley (invitation and RSVP to follow closer to the date) 

Prof Carol Babiracki Featured in HEADLINES FROM THE HALL Article

Carol Babiracki and Mukund Nayak

Carol Babiracki and Mukund Nayak

August 28, 2017

Congratulations to prof Carol Babiracki for being featured in Headlines from the Hall, about her work with the acclaimed folk musician from India, Mukund Nayak.

Welcome New Art History Graduate Students!

Incoming Art History Grads '17

Incoming Art History Grads '17

August 23, 2017

Welcome to our new graduate students for our main campus and Florence art history programs.

Emily Francisco (M.A. '17) Appointed Social Media Chair for the DC Emerging Museum Professionals Chapter

Emily Francisco G '17

Emily Francisco G '17

August 21, 2017

Congratulations to Emily Francisco who has been appointed Social Media Chair for the DC Emerging Museum Professionals chapter. Emily graduated with dual master's degrees in art history and museum studies this past May. She also chaired the George Fisk Comfort Society in our department and won a teaching award. Emily is now the interim Collection Manager and Corcoran Cataloguer in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Kudos to her for this latest achievement.

Ana Ziegler (B.A., '17) Lands Internship at Phillips Auction House in New York City

Ana Ziegler '17

Ana Ziegler '17

August 18, 2017
Art History major Ana Ziegler (B.A., '17) will begin a four-month long internship, starting this September, in the Latin American Art department at Phillips Auction House in New York City. Congratulations to Ana!

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler Leads Workshop at the Globe Theatre in London

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

July 17, 2017

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler recently led a fabulous workshop at the historic Globe Theatre in London, for her "Performing Restoration Shakespeare" project for which she and her colleague, Richard Schoch from Queen’s University Belfast (Ireland), have received a major grant from the United Kingdom’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Here is prof Eubanks Winkler addressing the audience from the stage.

Art History Alum Stephanie Breed (B.A. '15) Appointed to Staff Position at George Washington's Mount Vernon

Stephanie Breed '15

Stephanie Breed '15

July 17, 2017
Congratulations to art history alum Stephanie Breed (B.A. '15) for accepting a position at George Washington's Mount Vernon. She will be working closely with donors. Stephanie also completed her master's degree in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, this past May.

Art History Graduate Student Abby Houston Leads Summer Tours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Abby Houston

Abby Houston

July 7, 2017

Art history grad student Abby Houston is flourishing as an intern in the modern and contemporary art department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you are in NYC in July and August, please join Abby on one of her gallery tours at the Met.

(Please click on the dates for more information):

July 13

July 26

August 7

Emily Francisco (M.A. '17) Appointed Interim Collections Manager in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art

Emily Francisco G '17

Emily Francisco G '17

June 8, 2017
Congratulations to Emily Francisco who has been appointed Interim Collections Manager in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  Emily starts her job next week.  She will be cataloging photographs from the permanent collection, maintaining three photograph storerooms, and overseeing research visits to the photograph study room.  Woohoo for Emily!

Art History Major Natalie Landis Appointed to Summer Internship at the Everson Museum

Natalie Landis

Natalie Landis

June 7, 2017
Art history major Natalie Landis is excited about her internship at the Everson Museum this summer.  She will be a Collections Intern.  Congratulations to Natalie!

Isaac Messina (B.A. '14, M.A. '16) Lands Internships at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Williamstown Art Conservation Center

Isaac Messina '14, G '16

Isaac Messina '14, G '16

June 6, 2017

Isaac Messina, B.A. Art History (with a minor in Chemistry), 2014 and M.A. Art History (Florence Program), 2016, hopes to pursue a career in art conservation. This past academic year, he worked under the guidance of Elizabeth Wicks, also an alum of our Florence master’s program in art history, on site, in the Church of Santa Lucia sul Prato in Florence where Angelo La Naia painted the fresco of the Baptism of Christ in 1952. Isaac will be interning this summer at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., where he will work on the annual maintenance and conservation of the Hirshhorn’s outdoor sculpture collection. He will be joining a small team of interns to treat over sixty sculptures in a variety of mediums, including the bronze Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin and David Smith's stainless steel Cubi XII. In September, Isaac will move to Williamstown, M.A. where he will begin interning at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC), a regional conservation facility that treats objects from cultural institutions and private clients throughout New England and the Northeast. He will be working more specifically in the Painting Department under its director, Thomas Branchick. Congratulations to Isaac!

Musicologist Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler Featured in HEADLINES FROM THE HALL Article

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

May 31, 2017

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler was recently featured in an SU news article. The recipient of a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK for her international collaboration, "Performing Restoration Shakespeare," with Richard Schoch, a theater historian at Queen’s University Belfast, prof Winkler has also published her latest edited volume, “Beyond Boundaries: Rethinking Music Circulation in Early Modern England" (Indiana University Press, 2017).

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Art History Major Hanwen Liu Lands Summer Internship at Christie's Beijing

Hanwen Liu

Hanwen Liu

May 31, 2017
Congratulations to Art history major Hanwen Liu who is interning at Christie's in Beijing, this summer.

Prof Laurinda Dixon Promoted to Professor Emeritus of Art History

Laurinda Dixon

Laurinda Dixon

May 23, 2017

Professor Laurinda Dixon has been promoted to professor emeritus of art history at Syracuse University. Congratulations prof Dixon. We wish you all the best in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Art History Alum Stephanie Breed (B.A. '15) Awarded Master's Degree from The George Washington University

Stephanie Breed '15

Stephanie Breed '15

May 23, 2017

Congratulations to Stephanie Breed (B.A. '15) for graduating with a master's degree in Museum Studies from The George Washington University. Stephanie's graduation ceremony took place on the National Mall in the shadow of the Washington Monument.

Art History Alum Bailey Pfohl (B.A. '15) Awarded Master's Degree from Case Western Reserve University

Bailey Pfohl '15

Bailey Pfohl '15

May 22, 2017
Art history alum Bailey Pfohl (B.A. '15) just graduated with a master's degree in art history from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Congratulations Bailey!

Music Historian Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson Featured in "Headlines from the Hall" Article

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

May 19, 2017

Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson was recently featured in “Headlines from the Hall,” the College of Arts and Sciences news-page, for her exciting research on sound, music, and technology. Congratulations prof Fuchs Sampson!

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Prof Romita Ray’s Research Project Featured in Syracuse University Magazine

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

May 18, 2017

Prof Romita Ray’s research for her next book project on the landscapes and lives of the tea plant in India, was recently featured in the Spring Issue of the Syracuse University Magazine.

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Music History and Cultures Major Andreya Cherry Lands Summer Internship with the Charlottesville Opera

Andreya Cherry

Andreya Cherry

May 18, 2017

Congratulations to Music History and Cultures major Andreya Cherry who will be interning with the Charlottesville Opera (previously Ash Lawn Opera) for their summer season this year.

Prof Romita Ray Discusses the Value of the Humanities in SU News Today Article

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

May 17, 2017

Prof Romita Ray was recently featured in the first of a series of articles in SU News Today, about Humanities research at Syracuse University.

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Art History Major Jessye Green '17 Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Jessye Green '17 (center)

Jessye Green '17 (center)

May 17, 2017

Congratulations to Jessye Green, art history major (B.A. ’17) who also graduated with a major in mathematics. Jessye graduated Summa Cum Laude and was recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious Honor Society for the Liberal Arts.

Prof Theo Cateforis's Passion for Album Covers Featured in Syracuse University Magazine Article

Theo Cateforis

Theo Cateforis

May 16, 2017

Prof Theo Cateforis was recently featured in the Spring issue of the Syracuse University magazine, in an article about album covers. Prof Cateforis is passionate about album covers and has been collecting them over the years.

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Olivia Pek, Emily Francisco, Theresa Moir Engelbrecht, and Irene Garcia Present M.A. Symposium Papers in Art History

M.A. Art History Symposium Presenters

M.A. Art History Symposium Presenters

May 13, 2017

Congratulations to Olivia Pek, Emily Francisco, Theresa Moir Engelbrecht, and Irene Garcia for their fabulous M.A. symposium presentations in art history, which were based on their M.A. symposium papers. Months of combing through archival materials and museum collections, attending symposium meetings, and writing and re-writing drafts, have culminated in this event in which they presented the results of their research to faculty, family, and friends. Bravo!

Irene Garcia (B.A. '15, M.A. '17) Wins the 2017 Elizabeth Gilmore Holt Prize for the Best M.A. Symposium Paper in Art History

Irene Garcia G '17

Irene Garcia G '17

May 13, 2017

Congratulations to Irene Garcia for winning the Elizabeth Gilmore Holt Prize for the best M.A. symposium paper in art history. Woohoo! Irene’s paper was titled, “Painting Disenchantment? The Baquiné and the Shadow of Colonialism in Francisco Oller's The Wake (1893).” Irene has also just accepted a position at the Museum of Art of Ponce in Puerto Rico. She will start very soon as the Coordinator of the Community Outreach Program in the museum’s department of Education. Irene is looking forward to coordinating workshops, museum visits and designing projects that are geared towards specific sectors of the community, such as youth programs and people with disabilities. She will also be working with artists to design classes and museum workshops for the public.

Art History Teaching Assistant Liz Bryson Lands Summer Internship at the Everson Museum

Liz Bryson G '18

Liz Bryson G '18

May 13, 2017

Congratulations to art history graduate student Liz Bryson (’18) for landing an Education Internship at the Everson Museum this summer. Liz will be producing interpretive materials for three upcoming exhibitions, helping lay the groundwork for the Fall 2017 launch of new teen programs, conducting visitor evaluations, and assisting with public programming. She is very excited about this opportunity.

Theresa Moir Engelbrecht (M.A. '17) Curates Richard Koppe Exhibition at SUArt Galleries

Theresa Moir Engelbrecht G '17

Theresa Moir Engelbrecht G '17

May 12, 2017

Congratulations to art history graduate student Theresa Moir Engelbrecht (M.A. '17) for her outstanding exhibition Taking Flight: Richard Koppe’s Works on Paper at SUArt Galleries (on through May 14). Theresa has also written her art history M.A. Symposium paper about the American artist-engineer Koppe. A Palitz prize winner, she is completing a dual degree in art history in the College of Arts and Sciences, and in museum studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Stop by the exhibition before it closes.

Prof Romita Ray’s Nineteenth-Century European Art Course Winning Bloggers Announced

HOA 300 Winning Bloggers

HOA 300 Winning Bloggers

May 11, 2017

This past semester, students in prof Romita Ray’s Nineteenth-Century European Art course wrote blogposts about some hidden nineteenth-century treasures in our SUArt collections. Special thanks to professor Sue Wadley (Anthropology) and to Emily Dittman (SUArt Galleries) who served as judges. Winners were “crowned” in a ceremony in class. Congratulations to the winners Fatma Gonca Tunc (not pictured), Amy Nuytkens, Cristina Rosace, Jacqueline Zamzow. Woohoo!  Click on their names to read their winning blogposts.

Award-winning Music History and Cultures Major Samantha Skaller ('17) Featured in a Remarkable Story in The Daily Orange

Samantha Skaller '17

Samantha Skaller '17

May 10, 2017

Award-winning Music History and Cultures major Samantha Skaller ('17) was featured yesterday in a remarkable story about courage, resilience and change, in The Daily Orange. We salute Samantha for all that she has
done to make our community safer, and all that she stands for.

Read The Daily Orange story about Samantha HERE

Art History Graduate Student Marissa Bartz will be Participating in an Archaeological Dig in Haunchaco, Peru this Summer

Marissa Bartz

Marissa Bartz

May 9, 2017

Art history graduate student Marissa Bartz will be participating in an archaeological dig in Haunchaco, Peru this summer. Marissa aspires to work in art conservation in the future. While in Peru, she will help recover artifacts as well as learn about their conservation. In her own words, she is “super excited for this experience”!

Sarah Poisner Wins the 2017 Sidney Thomas Prize

Sarah Poisner

Sarah Poisner

May 5, 2017

Congratulations to Sarah Poisner for winning the 2017 Sidney Thomas prize for the best paper in art history written by an undergraduate student. Sarah received the award for her paper titled, “Diana and Her Nymphs: The Mystery of Vermeer´s Early Career.” She wrote this paper in Fall 2016, for her course, “Vermeer and His Contemporaries” (HOA 500) taught by prof Wayne Franits.

Samantha Skaller Wins Veinus Prize

Samantha Skaller '17

Samantha Skaller '17

April 27, 2017

Congratulations to Samantha Skaller ’17 for winning the Abraham Veinus Prize, awarded annually to the best undergraduate paper in music history & cultures.  The title of Samantha’s paper is “Aristocratic abuse in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni.”

Her award will be announced in the program at the College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor’s Convocation.  Well done Samantha!

Olivia Pek Accepts an Administrative Position in Cavalier Galleries

Olivia Pek G' 17

Olivia Pek G' 17

April 24, 2017

Olivia Pek (B.A. '15), who is completing her master's degree in art history in our department, has just accepted an administrative position in Cavalier Galleries. She will be looking after appraisals, research, inventory, marketing, and more. Olivia is excited about this new opportunity. She will be living in Manhattan and working at the Manhattan and Greenwich, CT locations of Cavalier Galleries. Congratulations Olivia!

Emily Francisco to Receive an Outstanding Master's Student Award from the College of Arts and Sciences

Emily Francisco G '17

Emily Francisco G '17

April 19, 2017

Congratulations to Emily Francisco (M.A. ’17) for her multiple achievements as a graduate student. As a result, she will receive one of the Outstanding Master’s Student Awards from the College of Arts and Sciences during the Master’s Convocation on May 13, 2017. This is a fantastic accomplishment. Recipients of this prize traditionally lead their fellow degree candidates in the procession during the Convocation ceremony.

Art History Alum Brooke Baerman '15 Joins the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture

Brooke Baerman '15

Brooke Baerman '15

April 18, 2017

Art history alum Brooke Baerman (B.A. ’15) has been admitted to the prestigious Winterthur program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware. She is excited about joining the Winterthur in Fall 2017.  Brooke graduated summa cum laude from SU, with many feathers in her cap. She was a Coronat scholar and a University Scholar.

Art History Graduate Students Abby Houston and Maggie Teschler Land Prestigious Summer Internships In NYC

Abby Houston and Maggie Teschler

Abby Houston and Maggie Teschler

April 17, 2017

Congratulations to our art history graduate students, Abby Houston and Maggie Teschler, for landing two highly competitive internships in NYC this summer. Abby will be working with the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Maggie will be completing an internship in the Archives and Library Department of the Guggenheim Museum.

Fine Arts Major Chosen as 2017 University Scholar

Bryan Sweeney '17

Bryan Sweeney '17

April 11, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Bryan Sweeney, a Fine Arts major in our department (and a music composition major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts), has been named a 2017 University Scholar. The University Scholars are the cream of the crop of graduating seniors at SU.

Congratulations Bryan for this prestigious award! 

Read about it here

Brazilian Guitarists Share Their Culture With Slocum Auditorium Concert

Guitarist Ricardo Peixoto

Guitarist Ricardo Peixoto

April 4, 2017

Visiting assistant professor of music history and culture, Silvia Lazo, recently brought three acclaimed Brazilian guitarists, Ricardo Peixoto, Edinho Gerber and Rogério Souza, to campus for her Music in Latin America class. The trio wowed Slocum Auditorium on Tuesday night with an evening of music sponsored by our department.

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Congratulations to Samantha Skaller (’17) who will be joining the the graduate program in Musicology at McGill University after graduating from SU this May.

Samantha Skaller '17

Samantha Skaller '17

April 4, 2017

Samantha, a Music History and Cultures major, is also completing a second major in string performance (viola) in the Setnor School of Music. Samantha is an award-winning student and has been at the forefront of raising awareness about campus sexual assault. One of 17 students on the national “It’s On Us” student advisory committee,she introduced U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. at the organization’s event held a few years ago at SU. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES).

With NEH awards, Romita Ray dips into history and visual culture of Indian tea industry

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

March 3, 2017
Prof. Romita Ray has received two prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards to support research for the book, tentatively titled “From Two Leaves and a Bud: Visualizing Tea in Colonial and Modern India.” A 2014 Summer Stipend Award allowed her to do research in the United Kingdom; a yearlong award in 2016 took her to India and Sri Lanka, and back to the UK.  READ MORE

Wayne Franits Appointed Distinguished Professor

Wayne Franits

Wayne Franits

February 3, 2017
Wayne Franits, professor of art history in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a Distinguished Professor by Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly. The distinction is one of the University’s highest honors for faculty members, bestowed upon those who have attained extraordinary scholarly achievement and exhibited a record of outstanding intellectual leadership in their discipline.  READ MORE

Art Historian invited to discuss Dutch Genre painting at the Mauritshuis

Wayne Franits delivering his keynote lecture, “Dutch Genre Painting, 1976-2016 and Beyond"

Wayne Franits delivering his keynote lecture, “Dutch Genre Painting, 1976-2016 and Beyond"

January 9, 2017
Art historian Wayne Franits recently delivered the keynote lecture celebrating the publication of a catalog of Dutch genre paintings at the Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands. His Dec. 15 talk, “Dutch Genre Painting, 1976-2016 and Beyond,” drew on his expertise in 17th-century Dutch art. The Mauritshuis houses the Royal Cabinet of Paintings, which includes works by Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen and others. The museum is the former home of a 17th-century Dutch prince. “It’s a generally outstanding collection of high-end works of art. It’s a very important collection,” he says, adding, “Vermeer’s ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ is there.”  READ MORE

Professor Amanda Eubanks Winkler wins major grant from the United Kingdom's Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for "Performing Restoration Shakespeare."

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

November 23, 2016
The foreboding words of the Three Witches in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” conjure up the general’s kingly aspirations and bloody demise. Their presence throughout the Bard’s tragedy is mostly known to modern audiences through spoken poetic verse.  READ MORE

Sydney Hutchinson Named Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Distinguished Fellow

Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson

May 16, 2016
Sydney Hutchinson, assistant professor of music history and cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2016 Judith Seinfeld Distinguished Fellow. Endowed by alumna and University Trustee Judith Greenberg Seinfeld ’56, the fellowship recognizes faculty members who have shown a passion for excellence and exceptional creativity in any academic or artistic field or endeavor.  READ MORE

CAPES Awards Reflect Service to Community

Samantha Skaller ('17) and Chancellor Syverud

Samantha Skaller ('17) and Chancellor Syverud

April 22, 2016
Congratulations to Samantha Skaller '17 for her selection to receive the prestigious Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship for service to community! For more information about the CAPES Awards, please see the following link. 

Unnatural Creatures: Selections from the Light Work Collection

February 1, 2016

February 1 – July 22, 2016
Robert B. Menschel Gallery
Schine Student Center

Light Work is pleased to present Unnatural Creatures: Selections from the Light Work Collection. Curated by Erin Carter, Unnatural Creatures features Light Work Collection photographers Kanako Sasaki, Laura Aguilar, Tony Gleaton, among others, whose images explore the strangeness of being alive. Unnatural Creatures presents a coming-of-age story with a twist. Primarily focusing on the female body, the exhibition mines themes of gender, aging, and socialization as thought, feeling and perception converge.  READ MORE

Reconstructing ‘Shakespeare’s Songbook’

Ross Duffin

Ross Duffin

January 26, 2016

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Department of Art & Music Histories (AMH) in the College of Arts and Sciences is playing host to a world-renowned musicologist.

Ross Duffin, the host and producer of “Micrologus: Exploring the World of Early Music,” which aired on National Public Radio from 1981-1998, is spending two weeks in AMH as the William Fleming Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities.  READ MORE

A Spot of Tea

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

January 14, 2016

Syracuse professor awarded prestigious fellowship; continues work on forthcoming book

Invite Romita Ray for a cup of tea, and you will undoubtedly want to share a second cup —although you may be waiting a while for it.

An associate professor of art history in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Ray is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for 2016. Her one-year grant award will support travel and research for an upcoming book, tentatively titled Two Leaves and a Bud: The Visual Cultures of Tea Consumption in Colonial and Modern India.  READ MORE

Scholarly Detective Work Uncovers Piece by 17th-Century Artist

Wayne Franits

Wayne Franits

October 27, 2015

Wayne Franits lends drawing, expertise on Dutch painter Godefridus Schalcken

The expertise of art history professor Wayne Franits led him to buy a drawing by the seventeenth century Dutch painter Godefridus Schalcken. That drawing is now on display at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne, Germany, as part of the first-ever exhibit of the Baroque painter’s collective works.  READ MORE

Students Invited to Learn about Career Opportunities in Art

September 25, 2015

Syracuse University, Sotheby’s Institute of Art team up for information session Oct. 1

The Department of Art and Music Histories (AMH) in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art (SIA), and SUArt Galleries are co-presenting an information session about professional opportunities in the art world on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. in the Shaffer Art Building.  READ MORE

Breanna Caires ‘15 Recognized for Scholarly Excellence

Breanna Caires '15

Breanna Caires '15

June 15, 2015
A graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications is the recipient of two awards for papers she wrote while pursuing a minor in the Department of Art and Music Histories(AMH), based in the College of Arts and Sciences  READ MORE

Art Historians Make History at Syracuse

Sascha Scott

Sascha Scott

January 3, 2015
Sascha Scott, a specialist in American and American Indian art, has written A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015), due out in February.  READ MORE
Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

October 30, 2014
Syracuse Professor Explores Critical Response to Lloyd Webber’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’ 
Amanda Eubanks Winkler, associate professor of music history and cultures in the Department of Art and Music Histories (AMH), is the author of “Politics and the Reception of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera’” in the November issue of the Cambridge Opera Journal (Cambridge University Press, 2014). READ MORE

Syracuse University Professor to Host Caribbean Dance Workshops

Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson

October 28, 2014
Sydney Hutchinson and Wacheva Cultural Arts team up to present November events.
Sydney Hutchinson, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Music Histories in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is teaming up with Wacheva Cultural Arts to host a pair of Caribbean dance workshops on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 19. Both workshops, which are open to the public, will be held at One Village, 117 Harvard Pl. from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 

Art World Converges in Syracuse for Renaissance Art Symposium Oct. 18

The symposium marks the 50th anniversary of the Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art.

The symposium marks the 50th anniversary of the Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art.

September 24, 2014

The 2014 Syracuse Symposium™ continues its semester-long look at “Perspective” with a major symposium on Italian Renaissance Art.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the College of Arts and Sciences will present “New Perspectives on Renaissance Art” from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in 132 Lyman Hall. The symposium marks the 50th anniversary of the Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art, as well as the retirement of its longtime director, Gary M. Radke ’73.  READ MORE

Art and Music Histories Professor Recognized by American Philosophical Society

Professor Wayne Franits

Professor Wayne Franits

May 6, 2014
Wayne Franits awarded a Franklin Research Grant
Nearly 30 years ago, Wayne Franits, now a professor of art history in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, arrived on the Syracuse campus fresh out of New York University with a Ph.D. in hand. Today, Franits is a world-renowned scholar, who has published dozens of articles, essays for international exhibition catalogues, and written or edited seven books. An expert in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, Franits was just awarded a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society (APS). - READ MORE  

SU art historian reaps national awards

Sascha Scott

Sascha Scott

February 5, 2014
Sascha Scott honored by College Art Association, Wyeth Foundation for American Art

Sascha Scott, a specialist in 19th- and 20th-century American and American Indian art, has been awarded CAA's Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize for her article “Awa Tsireh and the Art of Subtle Resistance,” which ran in the December issue of The Art Bulletin (CAA, 2013). She also has received the Wyeth Publication Grant, in support of her forthcoming book, A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014). READ MORE
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