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The Department Mourns the Passing of Benefactor Larry Goldrich

April 13, 2021

The whole department mourns the recent passing of Larry Goldrich, who was the founder and benefactor of our Alumni Sculpture Garden. You can read his full obituary here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=lawrence-j-goldrich&pid=198203677&fhid=15627

The family has included the Alumni Sculpture Garden Endowment Fund as one of the suggested ways to celebrate Larry’s memory. Online giving to the Alumni Sculpture Garden is easy and secure. Simply follow the link to make your gift, and search for “Alumni Sculpture Garden Endowment Fund (100919)” in the form under Top Funds.

Camino UNC Study Abroad Info Session October 22

October 20, 2020

Does an artistic hike across Spain sound like a great way to spend your summer in 2021? 

Come join us Thursday, October 22nd from 5:40pm–6:00pm over Zoom as part o Study Abroad Week 2020for a brief info session about The Department of Art + Art History’s Art on the Camino de Santiago Study Abroad program — walking an ancient pilgrimage path across Northern Spain. Professors Pérez-Méndez and Marzán will walk you through the experience and the courses they’ve developed for this UNC Faculty-Led Study Abroad. The program runs in the Summer and earns you 6 credit hours in Studio Art. You can count these courses toward your minor or major, Experiential Education or Visual + Performing Arts general education requirements.

Register to attend the session HERE: https://studyabroad.unc.edu/studyabroadweek2020/
 

Are you intrigued about the opportunity but need to hear about it in more detail? Curious about how to make this happen? Or perhaps would like to hear about the logistics of walking across Spain with nothing but what you carry on your back?  Come to the info session for this special  presentation. What should I expect along this hike? Come hear about the towns you will walk through and the places we’ll stay. Learn about the culture and history of the Camino de Santiago and hear about the artistic adventures that await you in Summer 2021!

Applications for Camino UNC Study Abroad begin early this year! So come and find out what is required to be able to go! Explore Spain with us this summer!

 
All are welcome– hope to see you there!
Graphic for Camino UNC Study Abroad Info Session October 22

Morrison Art Studio Opening a Success!

October 17, 2018

Fulfilling Chancellor Folt’s expansive vision for the arts, and in partnership with our wonderful colleagues in Arts Everywhere and Carolina Housing, we hatched our pilot “intramural” arts studio last week. Thank you so much for the various ways you have supported the Morrison Art Studio so far. We have heard incredible excitement from the UNC community regarding the 24/7 access and the no-cost supplies, and only anticipate those numbers to continue growing.

Over the course of the past week alone, we:

  • welcomed nearly 500 unique students and campus community members to the studio for a visit;
  • signed up nearly 350 unique students and campus community members to our studio listserv;
  • led 14 group orientation sessions;
  • trained and provided 24/7 access through Housing to 160 students and campus community members!!
  • and we are busy planning more sessions and gatherings to continue to bring this opportunity to more and more students and campus community members.

Approximately half of those who have been oriented live in Morrison dorm, with additional usage by students living in most South Campus dorms.

Thanks again to Assistant Professor Lien Truong and Department Chair Carol Magee in Art and Art History, to Allan Blattner and his entire team in Carolina Housing, and to UNC facilities for their leadership, efforts, and enthusiasm. The Morrison Art Studio is the perfect example of strategic partnership at work.

Please feel free to stop by.  We are continuing the studio’s “open door” policy over the next week.  The studio will be during the staffed hours below either by our Artist-in-Residence, first-year MFA studio art student Natalie Strait or two work-study students hired by the Art and Art History department who will be serving as Assistant Studio Managers. Their names are Eden Teichman and Meghan Mcguire, sophomore and first-year students respectively who are already doing a wonderful job of giving orientations and learning the ropes of studio management!

Monday 4 – 9 pm

Tuesday 5:30 – 10 pm

Wednesday 5:30 – 10 pm

Thursday 5:30 – 10 pm

Huge thanks to Haley Smyser who singlehandedly managed the launch event with grace and skill!

Rand Lecture published in Andrew Hemingway Essay Collection

January 11, 2018

2016 Rand Lecturer Andrew Hemingway, Emeritus Professor in History of Art at University College London, recently published a collection of his essays titled Landscape Between Ideology and the Aesthetic: Marxist Essays on British Art and Art Theory, 1750-1850. Included in the selection is an essay written for and delivered at the Rand Lecture Series, “The Field of Waterloo Exposed: Turner, Byron, and the Politics of Reaction.”