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Stories on the arts across Duke, including news announcements, profiles on student and faculty artists, special features, and guest entries by Duke students.
Student Exhibition at Duke Chapel Depicts Saints, Past and Present
APRIL 18, 2022
Duke Chapel has selected Duke Divinity School student Rebekah Schultz as this year’s C. Eric Lincoln Fellow in Theology and Art. As part of the fellowship, the Chapel is presenting an exhibition of Schultz’s prints, “Communion of Saints: A Reflection on the Body of Christ through Time and Space.” The exhibition is on view in the Chapel now through May 16.
TAGGED Announcements, Student Awards, Visual Arts
Helen Frankenthaler’s Dynamic Printmaking Process, Up-Close
APRIL 18, 2022
INDY Week interviewed the student co-curators behind the Nasher Museum’s new exhibition “Helen Frankenthaler: Un Poco Más,” which champions the significance of printmaking within Frankenthaler’s artistic practice. The exhibit is on view now through August 28.
TAGGED Nasher Museum, Students,Visual Arts
Nathan Borradaile Wright, MFA EDA ’22: “Miscellaneous Earth”
MARCH 31, 2022
Nathan Borradaile Wright’s thesis Miscellaneous Earth is a multichannel video installation exploring our spatial and technological dissociation from the landscape of collective memory.
TAGGED MFAEDA, Science, Students,Visual Arts
Ivy Nicole-Jonét, MFA EDA ’22: “Ode (Owed) to Black Womxn”
MARCH 25, 2022
Using augmented and virtual reality, animation, and mining archival footage from Black media, Ivy Nicole-Jonét's thesis Ode (Owed) to Black Womxn creates an Afrofuturistic world centered on an immersive, documentary experience that celebrates Black womxn.
TAGGED MFAEDA, Science, Students,Visual Arts
Richard J. Powell to Give Lecture Series at National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
MARCH 22, 2022
The distinguished Duke art historian will explore the concept of “colorstruck,” a twentieth-century term addressing prejudice against people with darker complexions, in the 71st annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. The six-part series began on March 20, both in-person and online.
TAGGED Faculty, Opportunities, Visual Arts
Lily Frame, MFA EDA ’22: “Breaking the Rules: A Minor Spatial Inconvenience”
MARCH 18, 2022
Lily Frame's multimedia installation Breaking the Rules: A Minor Spatial Inconvenience recreates seclusion and restraint using architecture to speak to an undiscussed social issue: is seclusion the solution or is there a solution to seclusion among our nation’s schools?
TAGGED MFAEDA, Students, Visual Arts
MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Class of 2022
MARCH 18, 2022
Join us in celebrating the work of this year’s graduating cohort in the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. Learn more about graduating students' thesis exhibitions, which are on view at Duke and in Durham from March 25 to April 15.
TAGGED Film & Video, MFAEDA,Students, Visual Arts
Painter Beverly McIver’s Art is Not Safe
MARCH 02, 2022
Beverly McIver, professor of the practice of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, currently has around fifty works on display in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Beverly McIver: Full Circle is her first career retrospective.
TAGGED Faculty, Visual Arts
Blue Devil of the Week: Creating Art That Draws on History
JANUARY 31, 2022
Assistant Professor Stephen Hayes makes art depicting the Black experience.
TAGGED Faculty, People of Duke Arts,Visual Arts
Organizing Against Climate Change Through Sustainable Art
AUGUST 30, 2021
This summer, Lizzy Kramer '22 worked with Durham-born artist John Felix Arnold III on one of his recent installations, “Reimagining Cerberus,” which calls attention to the human impact on climate change. We invited Kramer to share her reflections on the experience, including her belief in the ability of art to pose questions and challenge perceptions.
TAGGED Community, Students, Visual Arts
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