Please join Professor Sharon Gerstel at Saint Sophia Cathedral on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:30 am for a special screening with filmmaker Vassilis Loules of Lela Karayannis: The Fragrance of a Heroine. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and “Bagels & Kouloria Brunch” free for all attendees.
Please join us for the 2016 UCLA Art History Graduate Symposium entitled “Killing Time: Temporality in Visual Culture” on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The symposium is inspired, in part, by the upcoming 2017 Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, whose organizing principle assumes that time is a unifying factor across geographic and national borders. Latin America and Los Angeles operate “on the same time,” but what does that mean?
In the nation’s oldest student-organized art history symposium, join emerging scholars at the Hammer Museum from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm with a special keynote address by Dylan Miner, Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies at Michigan State University. Click here to visit the symposium website, and here for more info about visiting the Hammer!
Please join the department for a special talk by Sue Hodson, Curator of Literary Manuscripts at the Huntington Library on Thursday, October 20 at 1 pm in Dodd Hall 275. Organized by Professor Burglind Jungmann in connection with her seminar Korea through the Foreign Lens: Photographs by Burton Holmes and Jack London, this event is free and open to the public.
Please join the department on Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 pm in Royce Hall 314 for an event featuring a screening of the documentary Kisses to the Children followed by a Q&A with Director Vassilis Loules. This event is free and open to the public; RSVP here to receive an event reminder and feel free to share widely!
Please join the department on Tuesday, October 18 at 5:30 pm for a special lecture by Dr. Massimo Rospocher entitled Julius II: the Warrior Pope Between Celebration and Condemnation. Co-organized by Professor Bronwen Wilson for the Department of Art History along with the Department of Italian and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, this event is free and open to the public; please contact Allison Kershner with any questions.
The UCLA Department of Art History is pleased to announce the availability of our open-access special collection “The Travels of Burton Holmes”. Donated by Holmes in 1957, the Burton Holmes Collection at UCLA includes more than 16,000 hand-painted 3.5×4” glass lantern slides made between 1887 and 1937. In addition to a rich array of images of monuments and local festivals, the collection highlights many major historical events. These include, but are not limited to, the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, the 1906 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, several World’s Fairs, the construction of the Panama Canal, and the First World War.
The current site includes the explorer’s images from the Russo-Japanese War and his travels in Italy. More images will be added once they have been scanned and catalogued. includes more than 16,000 hand-painted 3.5×4” glass lantern slides made between 1887 and 1937. In addition to a rich array of images of monuments and local festivals, the collection highlights many major historical events. These include, but are not limited to, the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, the 1906 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, several World’s Fairs, the construction of the Panama Canal, and the First World War.
In collaboration with Principal Investigator Professor Steven Nelson, this site was created with assistance from The UCLA Center for Digital Humanties (CDH) , who provided expertise with Omeka, the software that we are currently using to display the collection. CDH staff set up the site and uploaded all of the images and metadata to it, and CDH continues to provide web hosting for the collection. We are very grateful to The Kress Foundation, which provided funding for the scanning and cataloguing of the Italy material.
Pressed for some summer reading? Dive into the first volume in the series of Leonardo Studies, a tribute Festschrift in honor of our own Professor Emeritus Carlo Pedretti entitled Illuminating Leonardo, released in 2016 by Brill and featuring a chapter by another of our distinguished emeriti, Professor Emerita Joanna Woods-Marsden. This incredible volume was co-edited by Professor Pedretti’s former Ph.D. student, Professor Constance Moffatt (’92), and Dr. Sara Taglialagamba.
Click here to read Professor Woods-Marsden’s fascinating article “Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa: A Portrait without a Commissioner?”, with thanks to Professor David Scott and dedicated to her late colleagues Professor Emeritus Donald McCallum and David Ziegler of the department’s now closed Visual Resources Collection.
Visit Brill for more information about how to access the entire volume in print or e-book form!
Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black! The department is pleased to announce that Professor Villaseñor Black has been named the winner of the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize, awarded biennially to a mid-career faculty member who has displayed outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research and community service. The recipient is selected annually by a committee of peers appointed by the Academic Senate and receives a $30,000 cash award to support their scholarly work, which her colleagues described as “…cross[ing] traditional geographical, chronological and disciplinary boundaries. Her position at UCLA, poised between Latin America and the Pacific Rim, has helped her establish an international reputation as a leading scholar of global networks in the early Iberian world.”