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Professor Sarah Lewis, NYT Book Review, The Rise: Dear Match Book: In Search of Works That Will Inspire the Artist in Me

November 9, 2017
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In “The Rise,” Sarah Lewis, an art historian and curator, examines innovation with exhilarating range and fierce curiosity. She presents historical and contemporary examples such as the modern dancer and choreographer Paul Taylor, and the physicist Andre Geim — the first individual scientist ever to win both the Nobel and the decidedly less illustrious Ig Nobel prizes. What binds the book together, in addition to Lewis’s exceptional storytelling skills and quiet lyricism, is the clarity and care with which she describes the power of failures to lift creativity.
 In “The Rise,” Sarah Lewis, an art historian and curator, examines innovation with exhilarating range and fierce curiosity. She presents historical and contemporary examples such as the modern dancer and choreographer Paul Taylor, and the physicist Andre Geim — the first individual scientist ever to win both the Nobel and the decidedly less illustrious Ig Nobel prizes. What binds the book together, in addition to Lewis’s exceptional storytelling skills and quiet lyricism, is the clarity and care with which she describes the power of failures to lift creativity.

 

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Professor Eugene Wang granted Harvard Global Institute award

October 3, 2017
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Harvard Global Institute grants expand scope

Eight projects to address climate change, urbanization, and human consciousness

In its third year of awarding grants, the Harvard Global Institute (HGI) will fund eight projects that engage faculty across six Harvard Schools and extend its geographic scope and research capacity.

The Harvard Global Institute was established by President Drew Faust in 2015 to promote University-wide, interdisciplinary scholarship on pressing global challenges. With support from the Dalian Wanda Group and its chairman, Wang Jianlin, HGI is funding ambitious projects that bring together Harvard faculty and Chinese collaborators to research matters related to air quality, climate change, biodiversity, health, and urbanization.

 

Professor Sarah Lewis Receives 2017 Infinity Award from The International Center of Photography

September 28, 2017
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The International Center of Photography (ICP) just awarded Sarah Lewis’s much-lauded Aperture issue “Vision & Justice” the 2017 Infinity Award in the Critical Writing and Research category). 

To celebrate this achievement, the ICP has released a short film about the winning book, which features footage from Lewis’s classes.  Here’s the linkhttps://mediastorm.com/clients/2017-icp-infinity-awards-critical-writing-and-research-vision-and-justice-by-sarah-lewis-and-michael-famighetti.


Also, check out the New York Times feature about “Vision and Justice,” the hugely-popular course Lewis is teaching this term:  https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/reclaiming-race-and-history-th...

 

Suzanne Blier bestowed chieftaincy title.

August 30, 2017
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For her work on Ife art and history, Suzanne Blier was bestowed this August the chieftaincy title Otun Yeye Obalufon (“First/Right Mother of Obalufon”) by Oba Aderemi Adedapo, Secretary General of the Yoruba Council of Yoruba Obas.  

Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellows in American Art: Margaret Grace Innes and Jennifer Chuong awarded

April 12, 2017
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellows in American Art

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are awarded to graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing, for scholarship on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost.

 

 

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