University of Oregon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture

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Student-curated exhibit focuses on satire

Graduate student Chyna Bounds’ interest in satirical art prints led to her selection as curator for an exhibition now at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through December 27. Contemplation & Confrontation: The Satirical Print in Europe, 1750-1850 considers European satirists infamous for lambasting political figures and challenging the status quo.

Work by James Gillray

 

A&AA welcomes new faculty members

The 2015-16 academic year introduces new faculty members to several A&AA departments and programs. The new professors bring a wide spectrum of expertise and creativity to Lawrence Hall, including in Architecture, the History of Art and Architecture, Arts and Administration, and Product Design.

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AAATech to hold open house Friday, September 18

Please join A&AA Technology staff members for an open house Friday, September 18, from 1-4 p.m. in Lawrence Hall Room 282. Refreshments will be provided. The A&AA Output Room provides quality digital imaging services to the university community at affordable prices. AAATech staff members will be available to share information about their services, which include: • poster printing • 3D printing • large format scanning • technology service desk • laser printing

open house poster

 

Centennial: 2010s look forward to new A&AA home

A&AA is wrapping up its 100th anniversary this month after a full year of events, exhibitions, and celebrations. The school is now embarking on a capital campaign to imagine the future of art and design education and facilities for the next 100 years. In envisioning the school’s future, the A&AA Building Project Work Group in January issued a request for proposals (RFP) from student teams for a competition to design a transformative learning environment for A&AA. In May, the finalists were announced.

Towards a Collaborative Future

 

Blandy receives prestigious Ziegfeld Award for art education research

The United States Society for Education Through Art has awarded UO Senior Vice Provost Doug Blandy its National Ziegfeld Award for his research in arts education. The annual award honors one American and one international art educator who have made an outstanding and internationally recognized contribution to art education through exceptional records of scholarly writing, research, professional service, or community service. Blandy is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of art education’s most influential and respected scholars. His research highlights democratic approaches to education, particularly relating to issues of social justice and non-mainstream and underserved learners, while also focusing on broader issues related to cultural identity and material culture.

UO Senior Vice Provost Doug Blandy