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Professor Jinah Kim Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

January 21, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Jinah Kim for receiving grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funds will go towards building an online database of South Asian paintings. 

 

Kim’s database can determine the age of a South Asian paintings and where they were created based on the pigments used to make them. While similar databases exist, this is the first one that primarily compiles data from South Asia and includes extensive historical research, geography, and mapping.

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Professor Melissa McCormick's "The Tale of Genji" Exhibition Named "Best of 2019" by Washington Post

December 12, 2019

An exhibition curated by Professor Melissa McCormick has been named in Washington Post's "Best of Art 2019" list. The exhibition "The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated" ran at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the first half of the year. "This revelatory show..." the Washington Post writes...

...examined the impact on Japanese art and culture of the book often described as the first novel ever written. Its author, Lady Murasaki, has long had the status of a goddess in Japan. The exhibition, which contained one incredibly rare and beautiful object...

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Professor Suzanne Blier's New Book "Picasso′s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece" Out Now

December 11, 2019

In Picasso's Demoiselles, eminent art historian Suzanne Preston Blier uncovers the previously unknown history of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, one of the twentieth century's most important, celebrated, and studied paintings. Drawing on her expertise in African art and newly discovered sources, Blier reads the painting not as a simple bordello scene but as Picasso's interpretation of the diversity of representations of women from around the world that he encountered in photographs and sculptures. These representations are central to understanding...

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Professor Jinah Kim's "Dharma & Punya" Exhibition Named "Best of Art of 2019" by New York Times.

December 6, 2019

An exhibition co-curated by Professor Jinah Kim has been named in the New York Times' "Best of Art 2019" list. The exhibition "Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal" is currently on display at the Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcestor, Mass. It will be running until December 14th. The New York Times described it as:

 Assembled by two scholars, Jinah Kim and Todd T. Lewis, it uses objects to tell a tale of the little-studied traditions of a popular religious art in the Kathmandu Valley, an art that is devotional, intensely...

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Mittal Institute: "Nepal’s Artistic Heritage and Buddhist Rituals" - An Interview with Prof. Jinah Kim

November 18, 2019

Ahead of the Nepal Mandala Symposium, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute "sat down with Dr. Jinah Kim to learn more about Nepal’s artistic heritage, the role of ritual in Buddhism, and what to expect from the upcoming Symposium and exhibition." The full interview is available to read on the...

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2020 Feb 11

Lecture: Patricio del Real, "Re-Negotiating the value of Latin American Architecture at MoMA: Standards, Exhibitions and the Collection in the Early Postwar"

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

GOL Main Jury Room 2.110, University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, 310 Inner Campus Drive B7500, Austin, TX 78712

Professor del Real will be speaking at the colloquium "Decolonizing the Spatial History of the Americas" at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Please see the Website of the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture for more information. 

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2020 Feb 13

Lecture: Professor Patricio del Real "Not Fit for the Nation. Modern and Folk Art Architectures and the Politics of Exhibiting Mexicanidad "

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

CAA Annual Conference: Assembling a Mexican Past. Hilton Chicago - Lower Level - Salon C-1

As part of the College Art Association's Annual Conference, Professor Patricio del Real will be speaking on the title "Not Fit for the Nation. Modern and Folk Art Architectures and the Politics of Exhibiting Mexicanidad."

Please see the CAA's Conference Website for more information,

 

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