Undergraduate and Faculty Activities: Pam Smart at DiRT

This Friday, Pam Smart will take part in the Dickinson Research Team’s Research Rap series, in which faculty from across the campus discuss their scholarly work and research methods with students. Click here for more information on DiRT and its programs.



Faculty Activities: Kevin Hatch at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Kevin Hatch has been awarded a Short-Term Visitor Fellowship by the Smithsonian American Art Museum for fall 2017. The fellowship will allow him to spend two weeks this coming October in residence at the museum in Washington, D.C., working with its archival collections. The fellowship supports Hatch’s research proposal, “Intimacy and Exchange: Bay Area Art in the 1950s.”    

Faculty Activities: Kevin Hatch at Northwestern University in San Francisco

Endpapers for the first printing of The Psychedelic Experience (Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert, 1964), designed by Bruce Conner.

On July 28, Kevin Hatch delivered the paper “‘Where madness lies’: Bruce Conner, Timothy Leary, and The Psychedelic Experience” at the Summer of Love Conference 2017. The conference was held in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco. Northwestern University’s Center for Civic Engagement and the California Historical Society hosted the three-day, interdisciplinary academic conference to celebrate and reexamine the Summer of Love and its associated events, contexts, and implications. The conference took place at Northwestern University’s San Francisco campus.

Details on the conference can be found at http://www.engage.northwestern.edu/sfconference/about/.

Faculty and graduate activities: Nancy Um and Lauren Cesiro

In its June 2017 issue, The Art Bulletin is publishing reviews of six online collection catalogs issued by the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the Seattle Art Museum; the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Tate, United Kingdom; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. This is the first time the quarterly journal has devoted its reviews section to digital scholarship.

Stephen H. Whiteman’s review of the Seattle Art Museum’s Chinese Painting & Calligraphy catalog is available now in an enhanced digital version, published on the Scalar platform and developed in collaboration with Nancy Um and Lauren Cesiro. The open-access project is at http://scalar.usc.edu/works/samosci/index.

Faculty Activities: Nancy Um in “Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings that Fill my Eye”

The exhibition “Buildings that Fill my Eye”: Architectural Heritage of Yemen opens on July 13 at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog, which includes an essay by Nancy Um. For every copy sold 5 GBP will be donated to the UNHCR Yemen Emergency Appeal.