Updates from the Department of Art & Art History


Sculpture professor Adam Frelin was commissioned to create a work of art for the Lumiere Festival in Durham, England, taking place in November 2017.

Photography professor Phyllis Galembo is currently receiving a one-person show featuring recent work shot in Mexico at the New Gallery of Modern Art in Charlotte, NC: “Phyllis Galembo Mexico.” On November 18th, Phyllis will lecture on this work at the Light Factory in Charlotte.

Adjunct Professor of American Art History, Anna Dietz led a group of students on a field trip to the historic Thomas Cole House and Studio and Frederick Church’s estate Olana on Oct. 6, 2017. The students are pictured here on the porch of Cole’s studio.

1. On October 28, 2017, Italian Renaissance art history professor Amy Bloch delivered a lecture at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. titled "Goldsmithery, Sculpture, and the Regulation of Gilded Bronze in the Quattrocento." The lecture focused on the art of goldsmithery in Renaissance Florence and how rules tied to its practice affected the work of the sculptors Donatello, Brunelleschi, and Ghiberti, who all trained as goldsmiths.

On November 2, 2017, Film Studies lecturer Shira Segal presented a talk and led a post-screening film discussion as part of the current Birthing Bodies exhibit at the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs.

This December 2017 Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Art History and Archaeology, Michael Werner will participate in an international conference, to be held in Belgrade, Serbia, on “The Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route – Cultural Route of Europe,” within the framework of 30th Anniversary of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. The conference will be followed by the publication of a book on the same topic, edited by Professor Werner and Goran Petkovic.

Modern and Contemporary Art History Professor Rakhee Balaram has just published “A Savage Garden: The Paris Photographs of Umrao Singh Sher-Gil”: MARG 69:1, pp. 48-57.


Art History graduate Brieanna Chilleous is working at an archival internship at the prestigious Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA.

MFA graduate Yaminay Chaudhri is currently exhibiting a work in the exhibition “Cosmopolis #1: Collective Intelligence” at the world renowned Parisian museum, the Centre Georges Pompidou.

MFA graduate Ryan Parr is currently exhibiting new paintings in “Masters of War,” a new show curated by Brian Cirmo at the Albany Center Gallery.

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