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Professor Hamburger appointed the Kress-Beinecke Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

October 16, 2018

Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art & Culture, has been appointed the Kress-Beinecke Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, The National Gallery of Art, for the academic year 2019–2020. Among the projects on which he will be working are the Panizzi Lectures for the British Library (2021), which will form the basis of a second book on diagrams, and an exhibition, “Imperial Splendor,” to be held at the Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum in New York (2021) on manuscript illumination in the Holy Roman Empire from Emperor Charlemagne...

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Multiple Awards for Professor Roxburgh's "An Album of Artists’ Drawings from Qajar Iran"

October 4, 2018

An Album of Artists’ Drawings from Qajar Iran, ed. David J. Roxburgh (Cambridge, Mass., and New Haven: Harvard Art Museums, distributed by Yale University Press, 2017).

 

Has won the following awards: 

 

50 Books | 50 Covers

(Selected as one of the 50 best designed books of the year)

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and Design Observer

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In Memoriam: Linda Marie Rodriguez

October 1, 2018

Linda Marie Rodriguez was a scholar of all things Cuban.

 

Her attributes as a scholar are best represented in her main art historical project developed around José Antonio Aponte, a free black painter, born in Havana around 1760, who created a now-lost book of paintings full of historical and mythical black characters. Her ...

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Oliver Wunsch and Jennifer Quick in the June 2018 issue of the Art Bulletin

August 21, 2018

Oliver Wunsch, "Watteau, through the Cracks,” pp. 37–60.
Antoine Watteau’s paintings decayed rapidly. Soon after his death, his contemporaries bemoaned the cracks ravaging his works. They regarded the problem as the product of Watteau’s restless character, noting that his shortsighted personality led him to paint improperly. A deeper explanation situates Watteau’s impatient attitude and impermanent techniques within an emerging culture of ephemeral consumption. An examination of the afterlife of Watteau’s decaying work in the...

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Professor Neil Levine awarded the Médaille de l'Histoire de l'art by the Académie d'Architecture

July 20, 2018

The Académie d’Architecture started life in 1840 as the Société Central des Architectes (SCA). This was three years after its analogue in England, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and seventeen years before the American Institute of Architects. The SCA changed its name to the Académie d’Architecture in 1953. All three are the leading professional organizations in their countries, but the name Académie sets the French one apart as more a learned society than a professional organization.

Professor Levine was awarded the medal in June and was kind enough to...

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Professor Ioli Kalavrezou meets with the Head of the Greek Orthodox Church.

June 26, 2018

In Athens in early June, Professor Kalavrezou met privately with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, recognized as the “Green Patriarch” for his engagement in environmental issuesto discuss ecology, health care, and the relation among churches of the Balkan world. 

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