Striking images of Holocaust victims overlaid with paint and text stare back at viewers as they encounter the pieces in the exhibition One Day, One Woman, One Child — which will be in the Longyear Museum of Anthropology until this Friday. Read more
While the look of the gray lady — The New York Times — might have changed in the digital world, the presence of articles by or about members of the Colgate community has remained constant. Three pieces with Colgate connections appeared in The Times the past three months. A nice streak, no?
DeWitt Godfrey, associate professor of art and art history at Colgate, was elected president of the College Art Association’s Board of Directors for a two-year term, beginning May 2014. The CAA is a highly regarded organization, and Godfrey’s colleagues stressed its importance.
“The decisions the CAA governance makes have an impact on thousands of people in the field, on the shape and direction of the academic disciplines, and sometimes even on national arts policy,” said Elizabeth Marlowe, assistant professor of art and art history at Colgate. Read more
The showing, which is free and open to the public, will feature a lecture by Michael at 4:30 p.m. October 23 in Golden Auditorium in Little Hall. A reception will follow.
This is the seventh exhibition in Michael’s Dimensional Drawing Project, which began nine years ago at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica.
For this exhibition, Michael will collaborate with Colgate students to create a site-specific installation intended to expand definitions of drawing and to understand drawing’s relationship to other marking systems such as musical notation, calligraphy, and choreography.
At the close of the exhibition in January 2014, a musical composition inspired by the works will be performed in the Clifford Art Gallery. Michael will also premiere his new video installation, “Shadows-Speak,” which appears as a subtle play of light and shadow dancing to the taps of a typewriter’s keys.
Elizabeth Marlowe, assistant professor of art and art history, started with some big questions at a recent colloquium: “What can we learn from a work of ancient art? Will it teach us new things or reinforce what we already know?”
In addressing those questions, Marlowe highlighted the lack of attention paid to the origins of art pieces that have inhabited museums for more than a century, and how that can completely change how we view the artwork.
Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by art history major Hannah Bjornson ‘15, of Westport, Conn.
This summer I held a faculty-sponsored research position in the Department of Art and Art History. I assisted Professor Padma Kaimal in putting together her book about the eighth-century Kailasanatha temple complex in the southern Indian city of Kanchipuram.
Penny Lane — a seasoned storyteller, nonfiction filmmaker, assistant professor of art and art history at Colgate, and … self-proclaimed thief?
In a thought-provoking and honest lecture about her role as a visual artist, Lane discussed the complexities of being a filmmaker who appropriates others’ images exclusively to create her own nonfiction narratives.
(Note: These are prepared remarks by Mary Ann Calo, Batza Professor of Art and Art History; Director, Division of Arts and Humanities, given at Colgate’s 193rd convocation.)
Greetings to President Herbst, Dean Hicks, my colleagues on the faculty, and of course a warm welcome to the class of 2017, our transfer students and their families.
It is a great honor to stand before you tonight and I want to thank the President and the Dean for this opportunity. You have already spent many hours in conversation with advisors and peers and received extensive orientation to various aspects of life at Colgate. The semester starts tomorrow and my job is to welcome you to our scholarly community—specifically to the classroom and the intellectual adventure you are about to begin. Read more
Update: The film Our Nixon, directed by Colgate professor Penny Lane, premieres August 30 in select U.S. cities. Since its premiere on CNN earlier this month it has drawn a lot of attention, including a Daily Beast commentary by Ben Stein, the economist known to many as a movie and television personality. Lane responded to Stein here.
Colgate students, interning this summer at companies such as NBCUniversal, Hukkster, Nike, and Facebook, are sharing their experiences. This post is written by Pam Duncan ’14 at the Museum of Modern Art.
This summer, I am interning on the Special Programming and Events team at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. MoMA has the most extensive collection of modern and contemporary art in the world and is one of the most visited museums in the country.
It was standing-room only at the Colgate Inn on Thursday evening, June 27, when architect David Adjaye revealed to the Hamilton community his firm’s design for the university’s proposed Center for Art and Culture (CAC).
Adjaye began by describing elements in the surrounding area that his team considered in designing the center. In addition to the surrounding landscape and its geology, he said that agrarian structures as well as “the idea of striafied, articulated volumes” like the historic Hamilton Village Hall with its windowed cupola became inspirations. “All of this has come together to inform how we look at making a high-quality, sustainable, and environmentally responsive building that also creates a fantastic environment for art.” Read more
One year ago, Adjaye Associates was hired to develop preliminary architectural plans for the proposed Colgate Center for Art and Culture. On Thursday, June 27, at the Colgate Inn, the firm’s principal, David Adjaye, will be back in Hamilton to share the firm’s designs.
The meeting is scheduled for 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Colgate Inn. Read more
The Revolutions per Minute (RPM) sound art exhibition wraps up tonight with student projects to be displayed from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the former Crowe’s Pharmacy in the village of Hamilton.
“[It’s meant to] allow everyone to listen to how others interpreted the sound art, how they experienced this exhibit and created their own work,” said Wenhua Shi, assistant professor of art and art history at Colgate, who co-curated the exhibition with Dajuin Yao, artist and director of Open Media Lab at the China Academy of Art. Read more
The newly acquired paintings are from the Max Oberlander collection, and include works by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Brouwer, Ryckaert, and van Ostade.
The exhibition, which also draws on the Picker’s permanent collection of works from the 15th to 17th centuries, seeks to place the new acquisitions in the broader context of how we understand art by the Old Masters, according to Oliver.
The exhibition is the culmination of her extensive research on objects in the Picker’s collection that were produced before 1800. Read more
As birds chirp cheerful songs, a Chinese character duplicates and forms fractal shapes. In sharp contrast, city vibrations serve as the soundtrack for bustling scenes from Shanghai and Hangzhou. Although Revolutions per Minute (RPM) is a sound art exhibition, visitors will travel beyond sight and sound. Read more
When the Zen-style rock garden was created outside the Ho Science Center, as subtle homage to the heritage and beliefs of Robert H.N. Ho ’56, no one anticipated that it would one day be part of the first exhibition of Chinese sound art in the world.
Garden of Buddhahood, by Dajuin Yao, features 45 Buddhist chanting lamps with recordings of chanting and continuously changing hues. Yao, a pioneer in the sound art genre, co-curated the exhibition with Wenhua Shi, assistant professor of art and art history at Colgate. Read more
Weatherproof speakers, iPads and iPods, video projectors and monitors, headphones, a telescope, and 64 chanting machines are among the equipment being set up on campus and in the village of Hamilton, as artists and technicians prepare for Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), the first survey exhibition of Chinese sound art to be shown inside or outside of China.
Douglas A. Hicks, provost and dean of the faculty, announced the selection of Anja Chávez as director of university museums for Colgate University, effective May 1. She will direct the Picker Art Gallery and Longyear Museum of Anthropology, as well as the university’s envisioned Center for Art and Culture. Read more
A video of a dying butterfly that has lost a wing. A three-dimensional gray backslash hung on the wall. Refigured images from the film Deep Throat. These artworks, currently on display as part of the Clifford Gallery exhibition External Original, may seem like dissimilar pieces, but curator Sarah Mattes ’06 sees a common thread. Read more
Returning to campus earlier this month to install his exhibition titled Strong and Silent, artist and photographer Mark Robbins ’77 could see clearly how his artistic growth began at Colgate. Read more