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Molly Phelps A&S '14 will present her paper "Rembrandt's Minerva of 1635: Myth and Politics in the Dutch Golden Age" at the Visual Culture Consortium's Undergraduate Art History Symposium. This annual showcase of the best undergraduate art historical research from across New England will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on April 12.
Tim McCool (A&S '12 – Studio Art) opened a solo show, "You will love this some day," at the McGladrey Art Gallery in the Bentley University Library in Waltham. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, February 26 from 5-7 p.m. Dina Deitsch, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the deCordova Museum in Lincoln, has selected one of Tim's paintings for inclusion in a group show, "Massachusetts," at Gallery 263 in Cambridge; the show will run from March 20 through April 12. Through March 9, you can also see some of Tim's paintings at the Pavement Coffeehouse at 286 Newbury Street in Boston.
As he begins his 28th year of photographing his face daily, Professor Karl Baden was interviewed by WBZ-TV and WCVB News about his Every Day project. A slideshow on the WCVB website provides an "insider view" of the photographer's daily ritual. In light of the current selfie craze, the "Every Day" project has received a great deal of recent press; Professor Baden recommends this PBS News Hour article as one of the most thoughtful. Photographs from "Every Day" serve as the basis for one of the assignments in Professor Baden's "Art & Digital Technology" class, for which he gives each student the photograph of his own face that corresponds to the student's date of birth. Each student then alters the image to imbue it with visual and conceptual relevance to the day of the student's date of birth. An exhibition featuring the products of this year's assignment was on display in the O'Neill Level One Gallery through the month of February.
Soo Jun Rhee (A&S '17) interviewed Professor Katherine Nahum for a feature article about Boston College's architecture in the February 17 edition of The Heights.
Photography Professor Lisa Kessler's Seeing Pink is the inaugural exhibition at the newly renovated Hammond Hall Art Gallery at Fitchburg State University. Professor Kessler's documentary photographs explore the psychological and cultural implications of the ways in which individuals and society use and view color – in this case, pink. The show, on view through March 28, was previewed in the February 4 edition of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Arcadia Press recently published Professor Timothy Orwig's Cape Cod Canal, surveying – with the help of historic photographs – the history and construction of this engineering marvel.
Professor Toni Pepe Dan has been appointed to the Malden Cultural Council, one of Massachusetts's 329 Local Cultural Councils that distribute through a grant process funds supporting community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities.
Two new works from Professor Karl Baden's series "Rising" are included in Humble Arts Foundation's online exhibition Tough Turf, which explores new directions in street photography.
Curator Lexi Lee Sullivan selected Professor Georgie Friedman's work for inclusion in BRINK v1, an exhibition exploring ideas of itinerancy in contemporary photography. The show at the Boston Center for the Arts is on view through April 13.
Norma Jean Calderwood University Professors of Islamic and Asian Art Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom traveled to Iran in February to receive the World Book of the Year Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran for their work editing The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture. In an interview conducted by the Iran Book News Agency, Professors Blair and Bloom discuss the methodology they employed to compile the encyclopedia, and their hope that their "layman's" approach will help make this fascinating subject more accessible to a greater readership.
The Proof Gallery in South Boston invited Professor Georgie Friedman to contribute work to their annual Boston Does Boston exhibit. A February 4 review in the Boston Globe called Professor Friedman's video "Glacial Melt" "hypnotic."
Associate Professor Stephanie Leone has published the article, "Prince Giovanni Battista Pamphilj (1648–1709) and the Display of Art in the Palazzo al Collegio Romano, Rome," in the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome (vol. 58), and she will present the paper, "Luca Signorelli's Coriolanus fresco (1509) from Palazzo Petrucci, Siena: from 'singular' to 'commodity' and back again," at the Renaissance Society of America conference in New York in March 2014.
Two of Professor Aileen Callahan’s works were selected for inclusion in the exhibition Expressive Voice: Brought to Light at the University of New Hampshire Museum of Art in Durham, New Hampshire. The show runs through March 30, 2014.
Professor Karl Baden's work is included in the group show 2014 Wheels Project at the Lincoln Art Project in Waltham, MA. The exhibition was selected as a Week Ahead: Arts item in the February 6 edition of the Boston Globe. An article in the January 27 edition of The Heights includes an overview of the exhibition as well as a profile of Professor Baden, highlighting his ongoing Every Day project.
Paris Night & Day, a photography exhibition curated by Professor Ash Anderson that will be opening at the McMullen Museum of Art on February 15, is previewed in the January 30 edition of The Boston College Chronicle and the February 3 edition of The Heights. Students in Professor Anderson's fall semester class "Photography in Paris 1900-1945" contributed label texts to the exhibition.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council selected Professors Karl Baden and Greer Muldowney as 2013 Artist Fellowship awardees. Works by Professors Baden, Muldowney, and the other 11 Fellows will comprise an exhibition opening at the New Art Center in Newton on February 28.
The January 27 edition of The Heights features an interview with Katlyn Prentice A&S '14, a Film Studies major who serves as a teaching assistant and mentor for the department's Filmmaking 1 course. Previously, Katlyn had received an undergraduate research fellowship to work with Professor John Michalczyk on his documentary film work.
Fairfield University's DiMenna-Nyselius Library presents Crucifixion Meditations, an exhibition of drawings by Professors John Stecynski (retired) and Aileen Callahan. The exhibition will remain on view through May 31.
Professor Stephanie Leone reviewed Dorothy Metzger Habel's new book "When All of Rome Was Under Construction": The Building Process in Baroque Rome in the January 2, 2014 edition of caa.reviews.
The Boston College Association for Retired Faculty selected retired Professor of Photography Charles Meyer as one of their 2013-14 grant recipients. Professor Meyer will apply the grant towards production of the book The Aftermath of Conflict: Photographs from the Balkans, Kosovo, South Africa, and Northern Ireland.
Alston Conley: Paintings & Constructions opened December 6 at the Rhodes Arts Center Gallery at the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. The exhibition, on view through January 24, 2014, features this studio professor's recent work, in which he superimposes intricate silhouettes of trees and other landscape elements against glowing, painted skyscapes. At left: End of the Day Blue Orange, 2012.
The "Names" column in the December 15 edition of the Boston Sunday Globe featured a photograph of Professor and McMullen Museum of Art Director Nancy Netzer. Professor Netzer is shown accepting from Steven Rockefeller Jr. a donation to the Museum—an etching by Albrecht Dürer. Mr. Rockefeller and his wife, Kimberly, presented the print in honor of their sons, Steven III (BC '09) and Christian, who graduated from BC this December; related story in the January 16 edition of The Heights. BC News Release