Undergraduate Activities: Art History majors graduating with honors


Kudos to our Art History majors graduating with honors! Fulfillment of honors requirements includes a yearlong course sequence that culminates in the completion of a thesis. Congratulations to Colleen Stapleton, whose thesis is titled “Indifferent Objects: The Comedic in the Work of Rachel Harrison” (Advisor: Kevin Hatch) and to Aidan Quigley, author of “Vegetating Modernism: Understanding the Green Roof” (Advisor: Julia Walker).

Faculty Activities: Nancy Um at Seoul National University

On May 30, Associate Professor Nancy Um will give a talk, titled “A Sufi Saint’s Legacy in Yemen: Architectural Perspectives on the Global Coffee Trade, the Indian Ocean World, and the Ottoman Empire, 15th –  19th C,” at Seoul National University. The talk will take place at 4 p.m. in Building 4 (Shinyang Humanities building) in room 301.

Faculty Activities: Karen Barzman at Center for Civic Engagement

image-1In recognition of her contributions as a 2016 Engaged Faculty Fellow at the Center for Civic Engagement, Associate Professor Karen Barzman was honored at a reception last week. Professor Barzman will be highlighting the relationship between research and community engagement in her fall 2016 seminar, “Partnerships in Sustainable Community Revitalization: A ‘Virtual Incubator’ for Micro-Development in Distressed Neighborhoods in Binghamton.”

Alumni Activities: Hala Auji


Congratulations to Hala Auji (PhD 2013), Assistant Professor of Islamic Art at the American University Beirut, whose monograph Printing Arab Modernity: Book Culture and the American Press in Nineteenth-Century Beirut will be published in June 2016 by Brill:

During the nineteenth century, the American Mission Press in Beirut printed religious and secular publications written by foreign missionaries and Syrian scholars such as Nāṣīf al-Yāzijī and Buṭrus al-Bustānī, of later nahḍa fame. In a region where presses were still not prevalent, letterpress-printed and lithographed works circulated within a larger network that was dominated by manuscript production. In this book, Hala Auji analyzes the American Press publications as important visual and material objects that provide unique insights into an era of changing societal concerns and shifting intellectual attitudes of Syria’s Muslim and Christian populations. Contending that printed books are worthy of close visual scrutiny, this study highlights an important place for print culture during a time of an emerging Arab modernity.

Faculty Activities: Karen Barzman in Croatia

Later this month, Associate Professor Karen Barzman will travel to Croatia for a conference she has organized at the University of Zadar, Croatia titled Negotiating Limits between Early Modern Sovereignties: Venetian Dalmatia and Ottoman Bosnia, 15th – Early 18th Centuries. The conference has received support both from a Lila Acheson Wallace Special Project Grant from Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and from a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant. Click here for the complete program.

The Department of Art and Design presents Open Studio Night and the Senior Show, May 12


The Department of Art and Design at Binghamton University will host the second annual Open Studio Night on May 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Studios and classrooms on all three floors of the Fine Arts Building will be open and filled with great student work and designs in the areas of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design, Printmaking and Photography. We are showcasing our students’ accomplishments, our facilities and program diversity. The program starts at 5:00 p.m. with demos in the Digital Media Center, followed by The Student Awards Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Corridor, reception for the Seniors Exhibition in the Rosefsky Gallery, short film projections, technique demos, jazz performance, Table Tennis tournament and lots of great art.

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Open Studio Night Program

Thursday, May 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Building
Binghamton University

5:00-6:00 p.m. First Floor
Digital Media Center, temporarily located in the Woodshop (FA152) demos:
The World of UV Inkjet Printing demo will explore the versatility of UV inkjet printing and wide format printing. From Glass prints, fabric prints, and digital glass negatives, there are many new ways to think about inkjet printing
Lasers and Vectors demo examines possibilities of laser cutter. Different materials and techniques are introduced in production of designs and prototypes
Sculpture Studio (FA 154): student classwork on display*

6:00-7:00 p.m. Second Floor
Grand Corridor: Student Award ceremony followed by the Opening of the Senior Show in the Rosefsky Gallery
Auditorium (FA 258): Cinema Department students’ program
Drawing Studios (FA 214 and FA 216): student classwork on display*
6:30 p.m. Table Tennis Tournament in the hallway next to the ArtCo-op, on the Second Floor

7:00-8:00 p.m. Third Floor
Printmaking Studio (FA 302): Etching with Chine-colle` demos
Graphic Design and Drawing Studio (FA 308): student classwork on display*
Photo Studio (FA 310): student classwork on display*
Painting Studios (FA 356 and FA 358): student classwork on display*, and Jazz Combo music performance
Graphic Design Studios (FA 343 and FA 347): student classwork on display*

*all student classwork exhibits will remain open from 5:00-8:00 p.m.