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Guiding Chicago’s public art

Wendy Miller, MA arts management, art history ‘97, recently made the leap from self-employed principal of WM Arts Management in Portland, Oregon, to curator of public art for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). At DCASE, Miller works to enrich the city’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy by advancing the goals of the Chicago Cultural Plan. The plan includes numerous citywide initiatives that aim to foster a more robust, healthy arts community where artists, cultural organizations, and creative industries thrive.

Wendy Miller

 

Picturing Global China: Contemporary Art from Shanghai and Beyond

Saturday, October 5, 2013 1:00 - 4:00 pm Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Lecture Hall Leading scholars and practitioners of contemporary Chinese art, theater, and film discuss exciting cultural developments in Shanghai, China's largest and most cosmopolitan metropolis. Find full program details and event poster here: http://caps.uoregon.edu/picturing-global-china-contemporary-art-from-shanghai-and-beyond-oct-5th-2013/

Event poster

 

Photographs of Russian Orthodox Cathedrals and Churches are on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art presents photographs of Russian Orthodox cathedrals and churches from the 11th to the 20th centuries in the McKenzie Gallery. On view through August 11, 2013, the photographs were taken during research trips by Professor Emeritus A. Dean McKenzie, who retired in 1988 from the University of Oregon’s Department of Art History. On Wednesday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m., Professor McKenzie lectures on 2000 years of Russian Orthodox Church architecture.

Cathedral of Hagia Sophia, Novgorod

 

Lin offers new summer courses in contemporary art, Asian visual culture

Assistant Professor Jenny Lin shares her skills, research, and expertise with two departments in UO’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, having been hired fall 2012 for a joint appointment in the departments of Art and the History of Art and Architecture. She is the first such faculty hire.

Jenny Lin

 

Nicholas de Monchaux presents lecture: Fashioning Apollo

Nicholas de Monchaux, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley will present a lecture this Friday, May 24, 2013 entitled "Fashioning Apollo." The lecture will be held at 5:00 p.m. in 115 Lawrence Hall, 1190 Franklin Blvd., Eugene. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture.

Astronaut Charles Conrad, Jr. simulates picking up lunar samples, while astronaut Alan L. Bean simulates their photographic documentation.  Image courtesy NASA