Engaging the public with art

Posted 1 year 7 months ago

As we get more acquainted with the Irish craft of understatement, Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, visits campus Thursday Nov. 10  to deliver her lecture, “‘Art Can Tread Where Words and Politics Often Can’t’: Curating the Troubles Legacy”

[The lecture] examines the challenges and consequences of using art to engage the public with the legacy of Northern Ireland’s recent past. Art of the Troubles, 2014, and Colin Davidson: Silent Testimony, 2015, were two landmark exhibitions demonstrating the Ulster Museum’s ongoing commitment to helping the public explore...

Art Tonight at Lamar Dodd

Posted 1 year 8 months ago
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Tonight, the closing reception for “Spectra: Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibition" will begin at 7 p.m. at the Dodd Galleries. It's your last chance to view this vast collection of Lamar Dodd faculty art.  Named for the broad array of styles conveyed, the exhibition presents works from the school’s many departments,including ceramics, printmaking, photography, metalwork, drawing and painting and sculpture, this latest feature from the Flagpole notes. 

Here's a listing of just some of the many pieces of art still on view tonight:


Kudos, September 2016

Posted 1 year 9 months ago
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Jeopardy! a Guggenheim Fellowship, new associate provost for international education and a festschrift... quite a month for Franklin College students, faculty and alumni:

PhD theatre student Seth Noel Wilson is on Jeopardy! this week – Wilson won on Tuesday night and will return. What is fantastic news for a graduate student?

The University of Georgia moved up three spots to No. 18 in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of Best Public Universities

African-American women have the highest graduation rate at UGA - 92.8 percent 6-year graduation rate is the...

Spectra: Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibition

Posted 1 year 9 months ago

The School of Art presents a special faculty exhibition, Spectra, with an opening reception tonight at 6 p.m. in the Dodd Galleries:

Spectra relates to a broad array of ideas or objects, all falling on a continuum which aptly describes the works by artists teaching at the Lamar Dodd School of Art featured in this exhibition. Such artists include Benjamin Britton, an abstract painter who creates works that represent or embody their own conditions as he makes explicit reference to weather conditions like moisture, temperature, pressure, and wind speed. Marni Shindelman is a...

Abstraction in the Defense of Society

Posted 2 years 4 months ago

'Artistic and other cultural manifestations of interculture, discomposure, optimism, and unexpected affinity as sources of anxiety about the implications of historical change' will be a sub-theme of today's Distinguished Artist Lecture in the Lamar Dodd School of Art by Professor Darby English:

English is Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History and the College at the University of Chicago. He teaches modern and contemporary art and cultural studies, with a focus on American and European art produced since the Second World War. He is the author of How to See a Work of Art...