MASTER OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY September 17, Note from the Grad Rep 1 Welcome back from Graduate Representative Clare Monardo






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Note from the Grad Rep


Welcome back from Graduate Representative Clare Monardo

Department Events


Graduate Student Research Symposium

Art and Contemplation: Sixth Annual Speaker Series Fall 2015 Exhibitions

Calls for Papers


Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art

Job and Internship Opportunities


Internships at The Ordway

Minneapolis Institute of Art Internships

Other Opportunities


Hello everyone!

Welcome to the start of another school year! I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing summer and are excited about what this new year holds. I am thrilled and honored to be the Graduate Student Representative again this year. The movie outing, happy hours, study sessions, lectures, exhibition receptions, Third Thursdays and Art in Bloom at Mia were all a lot of fun last year. Please let me know if you have any ideas or come across something that you think would make a good program event, I am always open to suggestions. The events that I plan are a great opportunity to make new connections with your colleagues and break up the monotony of the week. We had a great turnout at the happy hour last week, so let’s keep that momentum up!



Department Events

Art History Graduate Student Research Symposium

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Keynote Lecture: Dr. Walter Melion

6:00 pm, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Graduate Student Paper Presentations

8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Anderson Student Center, Room 341 For the complete schedule, please visit:

Art and Contemplation: Sixth Annual Art History Speaker Series

This year, the Department of Art History will host three lectures by visiting speakers centered on the ways careful looking and reflection effect our experiences with art and architecture. The remaining lectures are listed below. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Signa Resurrectionis:

Sight and Image as Instruments of Knowing in Pieter

Bruegel’s ‘Resurrection’ (ca. 1562-63)”

Dr. Walter Melion

, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History, Emory University

Friday, September 25, 2015

6:00 pm, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium Reception to follow


“Contemplation of Architecture With Time: Lives of A Chinese Buddhist


Dr. Wei-cheng Lin

, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Chicago

Friday, March 4, 2015

6:00 pm, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium Reception to follow

“From the Study to the Studio: Creating Contemplative Art”

Dr. Deborah J. Haynes

, Emerita professor of Art and Art History, University of

Colorado Boulder

Friday, April 8, 2015

6:00 pm, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium Reception to follow

Fall 2015 Exhibitions

Transition and Contemplation: Asmat Art and the Cycle of Life

Sept. 2 – Dec. 22, 2015

The Gallery, Anderson Student Center Reception: 5-7 pm Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Beneath the Canopy: Contemplating Trees in Art

Sept. 8, 2015 – Jan. 4, 2016

Lobby gallery, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Reception: 1-4 pm Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015


Calls for Papers

Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art

Saturday, 27 February 2016

101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University 9:30 am–5:30 pm

Images and Codes: The Problem of Reading Art

Both text and image can be seen; the process of interpreting what is seen is often described as “reading.” Written language is a learned code, and thus it requires the knowledge of a specific set of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. In the field of art history, the method of “reading art” emerged out of the study of semiotics during the late eighties and continues to the present. By blurring the boundaries between text and image, “reading art” assumes that art objects, like texts, can be decoded and thus read. Moreover, “reading” presupposes that there are those who can read, those who cannot read, and those who determine how to read. Do images, however, require their own code of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary? This symposium aims to explore the intersections between reading and seeing, images and codes in East Asian art history.

Sample topics include, but are not limited to:

• Do art historians decode art, encode art, or both? • How does “reading” art differ from reading a language? • What are the limits to “reading art”?

• What is the value of viewing apart from any coding or conventionality it might contain? • With a work that mixes both text and art object, how are the two codes reconciled?

• How does the reproducibility of a work (such as a woodblock print) affect its “readability”? • How does one read an art object, text, or otherwise, in which the meaning is intentionally


To apply, send an email with an attached 300- to 400-word paper abstract and your CV to: Skyler Negrete and Mai Yamaguchi

Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

All entries are due by Monday, 9 November 2015.


Job and Internship Opportunities

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

The Ordway, recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists. Performances take place in the 1,900-seat Music Theater and a new 1,100-seat Concert Hall. The Ordway is committed to providing a welcome and inclusive environment for all patrons, artists, and employees.

Stage Door and Front Lobby Attendant Part-time position (8-20 hours/week depending)

The Stage Door and Front Lobby Attendant is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for employees, performers, patrons, vendors, renters, and contractors. Advancement Intern

Internship, unpaid

The Advancement Intern is responsible for assisting the Advancement Department in both daily and long-term operations, activities, and initiatives. A successful candidate will be curious to learn about fundraising and donor relations in arts or non-profits, is able to work independently as part of a team while multi-tasking projects, and excels in fast paced environments.

Education Intern Internship, unpaid

The Education Intern is responsible for assisting the successful sales and marketing of education programs to support work that is presented onstage through the World Music and Dance series, Performing Arts Classroom series, and Flint Hill International Children’s Festival (FHICF). A successful candidate will be curious to learn about educational programming in arts or non-profits, is able to work independently as part of a team, and excels in fast paced environments.

Community Engagement Intern Internship, unpaid

The Engagement Communications Intern is responsible for assisting the in the successful communication and implementation of programs to support work that is presented onstage and provide administrative assistance for projects developed for Education and Community Engagement Events. A successful candidate will be curious to learn about community Engagement in arts or non-profits, is able to work independently as part of a team, and excels in fast paced environments. For more information about positions at The Ordway or to apply visit:


Mia Internships

The Minneapolis Institute of Art offers unpaid volunteer internships for individuals considering or pursuing careers in museum work. Candidates who have completed at least two years of college coursework and have relevant skills, interests, or experiences are eligible to apply. As a prerequisite for curatorial or education internships, candidates must have completed a minimum of three art history courses. Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students or candidates who meet these minimum requirements may apply. Candidates need not be a current student.

Internships may last from one to 12 months, with a minimum time commitment of 20 hours per week. Intern positions are typically project-oriented within a specific department. The program acquaints interns with various functions, programs, and departments of the museum. Students often arrange academic credit for their experience through the college or university.

Internship availability is determined by staff need and by the number of challenging intern projects. Past interns have worked in many museum departments, including Curatorial, Learning &

Innovation, External Affairs, and Development.

Interns may indicate particular areas of interest on the application form. Each department considers candidates for internships.

The application deadlines are:

October 1 (winter/spring internships beginning in January) March 1 (summer internships beginning in May or June) June 1 (fall/winter internships beginning in September)

The application materials required are: the completed application form (PDF) and essay, a recent résumé, academic transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Student copies of college transcripts are acceptable. Academic letters of recommendation are preferred.

All application materials should be submitted via e-mail. All materials must be received by the appropriate deadline. Please include your name and the application period to which you are applying in the e-mail message’s subject line. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to by the letter’s author. For more information, contact:


Intern Coordinator

Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 (612) 870-3013

Other Opportunities

Minnesota Museum of America Art Project Space

Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Join MMAA for a panel discussion on the ethics surrounding the use of found imagery as an art form, image ownership and the influences of digital culture on ownership. Panelists include

Christina Chang, curator of the MMAA exhibition Paul Shambroom: Lost, Wendy Wyatt, professor of communication ethics at the University of St. Thomas, and Roy T. Cook, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota.

For more information visit

Peter Krečič on Slovenian Architect Jože Plečnik

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

6:00 pm, 100 Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota’s College of Design, University of St. Thomas Art History

Department, and the Twin Cities Slovenians will be jointly hosting a free lecture by Dr. Peter Krečič on Monday, September 28th. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation and a reception with the presenter.

For more information, please visit the University of Minnesota event listing: &BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=5D9FD6C5-AE55-4A9A-9B10-2D3A4A18DE6C


Useful sites for internship, employment and other arts-related opportunities:

Springboard for the Arts’ Job/Intern Board MNArtists News & Opportunities Board

(Geared towards artists, but full of gallery internships and other local arts organization job postings)[opportunity]=1

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ Job Board

(Just select the “Arts, Culture and Humanities” category)





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