The Art Museum at University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has received nearly $30,000 in grant funds for Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This will allow them to create an environment to help preserve artworks. [we-ha.com]
The Spencer Museum of Art is excited to share a new resource that we invite you to explore! Developed by and for university educators, the Spencer Museum of Art’s Curricular Resources Database brings together a variety of assignments and activities that incorporate the Museum’s collections.
With the Curricular Resources Database, you can:
- Browse a variety of assignments and activities that incorporate the museum’s collections.
- Search assignments and activities by keyword, activity type, class size, and more
- Connect your curricular topics and goals to works in the Spencer’s collections.
- Adapt assignments across topics, departments, and disciplines.
- Contribute your own assignment!
You can access the database at https://spencerartapps.ku.edu/curricular-resources.
Questions? Contact Academic Programs at 785.864.0136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would appreciate your feedback on our new database as we continue to develop educational resources. Click here to take an approximately two minute survey about the Curricular Resources Database that will provide us with invaluable information. Many thanks to all of our contributors who have made this resource possible!
An exhibition will open on September 10, 2019 at the campus university art museum showcasing select works from the newly acquired 170 works of contemporary art. The works were anonymously gifted to the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. [Artforum]
The Princeton University Art Museum added another work by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69) to their collection of 70 prints by the artist. The work titled Landscape with Three Trees (1643) is described as an evocative and technically complex etching. [Princeton University Art Museum]
The Smart Museum of Art partners with Chicago-based artists and educators with a focus on addressing issues in institutional practice, such as the Interpreter in Residence program. [Smart Museum]
In 1934, commissioned by the Works Progress Administration, Victor Arnautoff painted thirteen frescoes at George Washington High School. The images depict Washington as a slaveowner and his detriment to Indigenous populations and their land. The school board voted to remove the mural. [Hyperallergic]
Read the CAA’s response to the school board’s decision to destroy the mural. [CAA]
Read the engaging work by the winners of the Exhibition Label Writing Competition, which is sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Curators Committee, in cooperation with the EdCom and NAME networks, and in partnership with the Museology Graduate Program at the University of Washington, Seattle. [American Alliance of Museums]
In 1941, artist Elizabeth Tracy Montminy, who had previously completed several commissions for the U.S. Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture, began work on her mural Bathers, in the post office of Kennebunkport, Maine. Following a dramatic outcry by men and conservative locals declaring that the women’s natural figures depicted were unattractive and grotesque, the mural was removed and never seen again. Now, Southwestern University students are determined to find the missing mural. [Southwestern University]
College Art Association CAA2020 annual conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, February 12 – 15, 2020
 Selling and buying anonymity
 What Can Art Say About Extinction?
 The Collector and Cultural Narratives
 The Image of the Female Artist
 Kitsch and Craft in the Middle Ages
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