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Harvard Gazette: Art and the history of indigenous America - Shawon Kinew's First Year Seminar Featured

November 12, 2019

A first-year seminar by Assistant Professor Shawon Kinew has been the focus of a feature in the Havard Gazette.

The seminar focuses on the 19th century oil portraits of 25 Native leaders captured in an era of forced relocation. The course titled “The First Americans: Portraits of Indigenous Diplomacy and Power” asks questions relating to "the interplay of art, identity, and representation," providing the students a chance to have “a conversation with the past.”

 

“The takeaway is that the past still needs to be...

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Jordan Troeller Appointed to Faculty at the University of Graz

October 31, 2019

Congratulations to HAA alumni Dr. Jordan Troeller for her recent appointment to faculty at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte at the Universität Graz, where she will be teaching courses on twentieth-century art across Europe and the Americas.

 

Dr. Troeller is a graduate of the University of California, the Whitney Independent Study Program and Harvard University, where she received her PhD on the photographic mediation of objectivity and embodiment at the Bauhaus. She...

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"Is a Photograph a Work of Art?" Robin Kelsey on Harvard Magazine's podcast series "Ask a Harvard Professor?"

October 29, 2019

Robin Kelsey, Dean of Arts & Humanities and Professor of Photography, spoke with Jonathan Shaw of Harvard Magazine as part of their podcast series "Ask a Harvard Professor"

 

WHAT MAKES a photograph art? A great photograph may be the result of skill and intention, or it may be the result of dumb luck: a fleeting, perfect composition...

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David Breslin Appointed Director of Curatorial Initiatives at Whitney Museum of American Art

October 25, 2019

Congratulations to HAA Alumni David Breslin who has recently been promoted to Director of Curatorial Initiatives at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.   

 

In a press release by the Whitney, Davis was praised as a …

 

““… rare and remarkable combination of a scholarly curator and sensitive champion of living artists. In his leadership position at the Whitney, he will help steward our collection and shape its future by guiding acquisition strategy, along with the display and publication of our holdings. We are...

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Melissa McCormick Chosen as Walter Channing Cabot Fellow

September 12, 2019

Melissa McCormick has been chosen as a Walter Channing Cabot Fellow for the current academic year.  These awards are given annually to a select few faculty colleagues in recognition of their achievements and scholarly eminence in the fields of literature, history, or art.  This award reflects Professor McCormick’s outstanding contributions to her field, including the 2019 exhibit at the Metropolitian Museum of Art, "The Tale of Genji: A Japenese Classic Illuminated," as well as the publication of The Tale of...

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