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A List Of Racialized Black Dolls: 1850-1940, Anthony F. Martin 2016 University of Massachusetts Amherst

A List Of Racialized Black Dolls: 1850-1940, Anthony F. Martin

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

Between 1850 and 1940 Black racialized dolls made in Europe and the northern United States saturated the marketplace with the peak years in the 1920s. These dolls were advertised with pejorative names and descriptions that typed cast African Americans as domestics and labors on mythical antebellum landscapes assisted White children in shaping Black people as inferior to Whites. Data mining doll encyclopedias, websites, and catalogs, I have compiled a list of Black racialized dolls. Additionally, I have provided advertisements of positive imagine Black dolls from The Crisis and The Negro World that provided a counterweight to the stereotyped dolls.


Terracotta Pipes With Triangular Engravings, Flavia Zorzi, Daniel G. Schávelzon 2016 Conicet, Centro de Arqueología Urbana (FADU-UBA), Instituto de Arqueología (FFyL, UBA)

Terracotta Pipes With Triangular Engravings, Flavia Zorzi, Daniel G. Schávelzon

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

The discovery of two smoking pipes from seventeenth-century contexts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is used to suggest the presence in colonial times of a new set of stylistic norms derived from African traditions that are expressed at a regional scale not only in smoking pipes, but in a variety of items of material culture. These terracotta pipes, recovered at Bolívar 373 and the Liniers House sites, are characterized by their particular geometric decorative pattern, achieved by engravings and incisions. Similar specimens were found elsewhere in Buenos Aires, as well as in Cayastá (province of Santa Fe, Argentina) and Brazil.


Mark Francis: Time & Chance, Mark Francis, Kentucky Folk Art Center 2016 Morehead State University

Mark Francis: Time & Chance, Mark Francis, Kentucky Folk Art Center

Kentucky Folk Art Center Exhibition Catalogs

2016 Kentucky Folk Art Center exhibition catalog of artist Mark Francis.


Summer Days, Victoria R. Erickson 2016 University of Iowa

Summer Days, Victoria R. Erickson

University of Iowa Honors Theses

Victoria Erickson

Abstract

Topic Selection and Thesis:

In writing my honors thesis, Summer Days, I was particularly interested in exemplifying how the characteristics of Georgia O’Keeffe’s 1936 painting, Summer Days, defied the general publics’ preconceived notions of her as an artist whose brushstroke was limited to what was coined as ‘feminine’ subject matter. As Summer Days divulges into a harsher narrative of a barren desert scene struck by the skull of a deer suspended amid a smoky, white washed sky, it was my mission to acknowledge the fact this painting, as well as others of O’Keeffe’s ...


Elements Of Wonder: The Public Art Of Norie Sato, Norie Sato, Lynette Pohlman, Michael Morain 2016 Iowa State University

Elements Of Wonder: The Public Art Of Norie Sato, Norie Sato, Lynette Pohlman, Michael Morain

University Museums Exhibition Guides

Creating over 45 site-integrated public art installations since 1982, Norie Sato (Japanese-American, b. 1949) strives to add meaning and human touch to the built environment and considers edges, transitions, and connections as important as the center. Her public art installations are located around the United States, with five site-specific installations in Iowa. Sato has created three major installations at Iowa State University - One, Now, All (1999-2000) in the Palmer Building, e+l+e+m+e+n+t+a+l (2010-2012) in Hach Hall, and most recently, The Fifth Muse (2015-2016) in Marston Hall. This exhibition of selected conceptual drawings, models ...


Paintings By Gary Bowling In The Art On Campus Collection, Gary Bowling, Adrienne Gennett, University Museums, Iowa State University 2016 Iowa State University

Paintings By Gary Bowling In The Art On Campus Collection, Gary Bowling, Adrienne Gennett, University Museums, Iowa State University

University Museums Exhibition Guides

Gary Bowling’s paintings are stunning explorations of light and shadow upon the rich, natural settings of the Midwest. His landscapes evoke a transitory moment as the light hits the field or as the atmosphere changes, ever so slightly, when the day turns to dusk. Bowling has long felt a strong emotional connection with the land. His paintings deeply examine the peaceful solitude found within the rural landscape and how these views and vistas can be incredibly personal.


Gabe's Reimagined: A Multi-Use Renovation Of An Abandoned Hotel, Alissa Ramburger 2016 University of Kentucky

Gabe's Reimagined: A Multi-Use Renovation Of An Abandoned Hotel, Alissa Ramburger

Lewis Honors College Capstone Collection

The building, named Gabe’s Tower after owner and public figure Gabe Fiorella, was once an icon of Owensboro. Unfortunately, due to population growth southward and the opening of a rival hotel downtown (The Executive Inn), Gabe’s Tower was unable to remain open. It has since undergone many different ownerships, each of which have struggled to remain profitable. The building has remained vacant for years and therefore has been subjected to becoming a location for crime. This has produced a very negative image for the building and the surrounding area. This negative image drives the purpose of this project ...


Old Masterpieces, New Mistress-Pieces: Cindy Sherman's Reinterpretations Of Renaissance Portraits Of Women, Caitlyn D. Marianacci 2016 Scripps College

Old Masterpieces, New Mistress-Pieces: Cindy Sherman's Reinterpretations Of Renaissance Portraits Of Women, Caitlyn D. Marianacci

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis examines a selection of eight photographs in the History Portraits series by American photographer, Cindy Sherman, produced from 1989 to 1990. The photographs are based on Renaissance paintings of biblical and secular women painted by old master artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, and Raphael. Sherman focused on the female types of Biblical mother and femme fatale, as well as wives and models. These types are defined in their relation to men and are depicted by men. In Sherman’s reinterpretations of their portraits, she retells the stories of these women in ways that reaffirm their ...


The Politics And Aesthetics Of American Art During The Cold War: Commissions For Philip Johnson’S New York State Pavilion At The 1964-1965 World’S Fair, Alexandria Valera 2015 Hunter College, CUNY

The Politics And Aesthetics Of American Art During The Cold War: Commissions For Philip Johnson’S New York State Pavilion At The 1964-1965 World’S Fair, Alexandria Valera

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis explores the social and cultural climate surrounding the art commissions for Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion at the 1964-65 World's Fair. The research presented herein examines how the economic and cultural climate of 1960's America affected the architectural landscape at the World's Fair and how Johnson's Pavilion was integrated into it. Finally, this thesis examines how artworks by John Chamberlain, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and others responded to the commercial premise of the fair itself. This thesis argues that ultimately the artworks presented used the language of commercial art to ...


Remembering Vietnam War Veterans: Interpreting History Through New Orleans Monuments And Memorials, Catherine Bourg Haws 2015 University of New Orleans

Remembering Vietnam War Veterans: Interpreting History Through New Orleans Monuments And Memorials, Catherine Bourg Haws

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

This thesis is concerned with the question of how America’s citizen soldiers are remembered and how their services can be interpreted through monuments and memorials. The paper discusses the concept of memory and the functions of memorialization. It explores whether and how monuments and memorials portray the difficulties, hardships, horror, costs, and consequences of armed combat. The political motivations behind the design, formation and establishment of the edifices are also probed. The paper considers the Vietnam War monuments and memorials erected by Americans and Vietnam expatriates in New Orleans, Louisiana, and examines their illustrative and educational usefulness. Results ...


Stained Glass Windows Of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio, Produced By Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, Michael Tevesz 2015 Cleveland State University

Stained Glass Windows Of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio, Produced By Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, Michael Tevesz

Michael J. Tevesz

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral has over forty large stained glass windows that range in age from the 15 to the 20th Century. The medieval windows were produced in England and Germany, while the more contemporary windows were produced by such prominent studios as those directed by Willet, Connick, Tiffany, Heaton, Young, and Burnham. The more contemporary windows are of considerable artistic and historical interest, but there is very little information available about them. This monograph specifically focuses on the windows of Trinity Cathedral produced by the Wilbur H. Burnham Studios. The Burnham Studios windows are the most accessible windows within the ...


Making Marfa: Technical Encumbrances And Creative Resistance In Donald Judd’S Ten(?) Concrete Buildings, Rob Whitehead 2015 Iowa State University

Making Marfa: Technical Encumbrances And Creative Resistance In Donald Judd’S Ten(?) Concrete Buildings, Rob Whitehead

Rob Whitehead

On an elevated plinth of west Texas prairie grass land, in a visually isolated corner of the Chinati Foundation grounds, sit two unfinished examples of Donald Judd’s final experiment in uniting art, architecture and nature. These imaginative and enigmatic concrete building shells have the same spare material expression, rigid proportioning system and the unnerving structural thinness that one would expect from Judd’s three-dimensional work. These buildings are part of a larger geometrically ordered complex of ten buildings designed specifically to house twelve works of art, unsurprisingly, also created by Donald Judd.


Selected Bibliography, 2015 Colby College

Selected Bibliography

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Colby Session 4: Urban Change And Renewal, Diana Tuite 2015 Colby College Museum of Art

Colby Session 4: Urban Change And Renewal, Diana Tuite

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Colby Session 3: Teaching Photography And Migration, Tanya Sheehan 2015 Colby College

Colby Session 3: Teaching Photography And Migration, Tanya Sheehan

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Colby Session 2: Photograph As Archive, Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, David Odo 2015 Harvard Art Museums

Colby Session 2: Photograph As Archive, Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, David Odo

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Colby Session 1: Human/Nature, Lauren Lessing 2015 Colby College Museum of Art

Colby Session 1: Human/Nature, Lauren Lessing

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Bowdoin Session 4: 'Take Me To The River,' Photography And Place, Mike Kolster 2015 Bowdoin College

Bowdoin Session 4: 'Take Me To The River,' Photography And Place, Mike Kolster

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Bowdoin Session 3: Ethnography And Photography, David Odo 2015 Harvard Art Museums

Bowdoin Session 3: Ethnography And Photography, David Odo

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Bowdoin Session 2: The Body And Photography, Performance And Voyeurism, Sarah Montross 2015 Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Bowdoin Session 2: The Body And Photography, Performance And Voyeurism, Sarah Montross

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


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