History of Art and Architecture faculty and students engage with local collections in a variety of ways. These class activities, object-based encounters and community events represent just a handful of the ways in which we facilitate access and encourage new research.
Tour of Fahrad Moshiri at The Andy Warhol Museum
A group of students joined Jose Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator of The Andy Warhol Museum and graduate student Golnar Yarmohammad Touski for special tour of the Fahrad Moshiri: Go West exhibition.
Read more about the conversation here
Discussion on Marsden Hartley at CMOA
Eric Crosby, Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art, participated in a conversation on Marsden Hartley’s painting Sustained Comedy with graduates in the Queer Modernisms seminar.
See the painting here
Students respond to Contemporary Craft exhibit
For Approaches to the Built Environment, students visited the Shelter exhibition at Contemporary Craft and then create a site-specific installation in the cloister of the Frick Fine Arts Building that addressed themes in the exhibition.
Learn more about the Shelter exhibition here
Thomas Eakins discussion at the CMOA
Hosted by Lulu Lippincott, Curator of Fine Arts, and Jennifer Doyle, Professor, UC Riverside, this gallery discussion explored the sexual politics of Thomas Eakins’ Study for Salutat (1898).
See the painting here
Museum Studies Seminar at Special Collections
This year Museum Studies Seminar, led by Professor Shirin Fozi, explores the art of the Nationality Rooms. In preparation for The class visited Special Collections at the Hillman Library to inspect collections that document the development and history of these unique spaces.
Explore Special Collections here
Falk Library collection visit
For the Queer Modernisms graduate seminar, this class visited the Rare Books and Special Collections room of the Falk Library of the Health Sciences to inspect a selection of early sexology and psychiatry titles.
Explore the Falk Library here
Smog meringues at the GASP Air Fair
Consuming Nature participant Shelby Brewster served smog meringues at the GASP (Group Against Smog and Pollution) Air Fair, held at the Assemble Community Art Space in Garfield.
Read more about this culinary performance here