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UO art historian's expertise lands JSMA exhibition of rare 17th century tapestries

A monumental set of ten newly restored 17th century tapestries that once hung in the Vatican will be exhibited in two cities in 2017-18: New York and Eugene. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) will display the Barberini Life of Christ, one of the most important surviving examples of baroque tapestry, from September 23, 2017, through January 21, 2018.

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‘Art and Politics’ speaker highlights intersections of gender, politics, history

Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift spoke at UO on “Hair, Hemlines and Husbands: The Image of the Female Politician.” She was invited to UO by Professor James Harper as part of his “Art and Politics” class, offered every election year.

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A&AA lands top talent across disciplines

A&AA welcomes new tenure-track faculty in art, landscape architecture, art history, historic preservation, and planning, public policy and management.

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Research on Mongolian rock art culminates in awards, books, preservation legacy by UO art history professor

After nearly two decades of field research in Mongolia’s rugged backcountry to document the region’s archaeology, Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, UO professor emerita of art history, was recently honored by the Mongolian government for her leadership in preserving that nation’s cultural heritage. Around the O recently featured an extensive profile about her work, which integrates human culture and landscape.

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer

 

New A&AA dean thinks globally, shares locally

For Christoph Lindner, the new dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, "university life-research, education, teaching-connects to everything." Lindner shares his enthusiasm about making those connections at the University of Oregon and A&AA's growing global reach. He brings his own far-reaching global experience to the table as well, having most recently come from Amsterdam. Read more at AroundtheO

Christoph Lindner