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Fine Arts Featured Story

Dr. Aurelia Campbell

Boston College and the Fine Arts Department are thrilled to welcome Dr. Aurelia Campbell to our faculty. Our new Assistant Professor of Asian Art History received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania, and her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Pitzer College. Dr. Campbell's research focuses on Chinese architecture of the early modern period, and she is currently at work on a book about the geographically widely distributed construction projects undertaken by the Ming dynasty Emperor Yongle. Although she's busy preparing for her first semester teaching here at BC, Dr. Campbell kindly took time out to answer some of our questions about her background, interests, and thoughts about her new position.

Student Profile

Daniel Zawodney '14

Daniel Zawodny '14 has known since before starting college that he wanted to combine his interest in photography and film with his ambition to help "bring the world together." In this first-person account, the Film Studies major describes how his courses and relationships with his instructors and peers at BC have prepared and supported him in this endeavor. Traveling to Guatemala last summer with Actuality Media, a program for documentary filmmaking students, Danny was able to put his skills and knowledge to work in order to share with a greater public the story of a Mayan fishermen's cooperative dedicated to preserving the health of Lake Atitlan and their native culture. Photograph by Robin Canfield, Actuality Media

Upcoming Events

Visual Culture Consortium informal gathering
at the
ICA
Friday, November 21
5:00 p.m.
The VCC is an association of Boston-area Art History, Architecture, Art and Visual Studies departments, as well as libraries and schools. Its mission is to encourage among young scholars interest in pursuing research in these disciplines. Bring your student i.d. for reduced ($10) admission to the museum. The group will congregate in the lobby at 5:00 p.m. for a brief introduction to the exhibitions by ICA Visitor Experience Manager Krista Dahl. This is a great opportunity to meet your colleagues and faculty from other area colleges. Email Stuart Steck for more information.

Opportunities

Summer courses abroad
Four Fine Arts courses will be offered abroad during the summer of 2015 – Studio Art courses in Bali and Venice, and Art History courses in Florence and Spain. Application deadline is Feb. 5, 2015, but courses may fill earlier. More info & application instructions.

Call for papers: The Visual Culture Consortium, Boston invites undergraduates to submit abstracts for consideration for the VCC's 7th New Approaches to Art History and Visual Culture, which will take place on April 11, 2015 at the MFA. Abstracts due by January 30, 2015.

Skinner Auction House invites applications for several openings at its Marlborough, MA office.

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