DAAP School of Art and School of Architecture and Interior Design with the support of Vista Foundation present:
Dr. Mary Miller
Dean, Yale College and Professor of History of Art, Yale University
Wednesday, January 16 @ 5PM in room 3420
“The Splendid Maya Murals of Bonampak, Mexico"
Painted around AD 800, the murals of Bonampak provide a compelling snapshot of elite art-making practices on the eve of the abandonment of the southern Maya lowlands. Skilled painters rendered extraordinary detail using the greatest number of pigments ever mastered in the ancient New World, capturing hundreds of Maya lords engaged in dance, performance, warfare, and sacrifice. New readings open a window on the role painting played at the Maya court.
Dr. Cammy Brothers
Associate Professor of Architectural History
Wednesday, March 27 @ 5PM in room 3420
"Painters and Architects in Renaissance Rome”
Cammy Brothers specializes in Italian Renaissance Architecture. Her book, Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture, is published by Yale University Press (2008). It is the 2010 winner of the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association and the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians. Her research and publications focus on architectural drawing, artistic exchange around the Mediterranean, Renaissance theories of architecture and literature, and interaction between the practices of painting, architecture and sculpture. She teaches lecture courses on Italian Renaissance Architecture; on Rome, Venice, and Istanbul; and on Mediterranean Architecture. Her seminars have considered topics such as Architecture and Urbanism in Renaissance Rome; Architecture and Painting; Venice; Ruins in the Renaissance; Renaissance Drawing; and Theory and Methods of Architectural History. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Commission (1991-92), the American Academy in Rome (Rome Prize Fellow, 1996-97), the Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies (2001-02), the Canadian Centre for Architecture (2006), Dumbarton Oaks (2006-07), and the Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts (2007), where she will be a Senior Fellow in 2010-11. She is currently working on a book on Giuliano da Sangallo and the culture of ruins (the subject of her Ph.D. thesis), and on architectural exchange between Italy and southern Spain.
DAAP School of Art presents:
Nicholas O'Brien(Visiting Artist in Residence)
Thursday, February 21 @ 5 pm in room 4400
Nicholas O’Brien is an artist, curator, researcher, and writer focused on the ways in which nature continues to hold relevance in digital representation as well as the influence of language upon the development and use of network technology. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, including The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Xth Biennale de Lyon, the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, and at the Copenhagen Space in London. He has curated shows at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn, Kunsthalle New in Chicago, and The Future Gallery in Berlin. As a regular contributor to online publications Bad at Sports and ilikethisart.net his work has also been featured on Art Fag City, ARTINFO, and The Creators Project.
O’Brien is the Visiting Artist in Residence at UC’s School of Art during the current semester, Spring 2013.
The Visiting Artist in Residence program provides students with the rare opportunity to work closely with a Visiting Artist for an entire semester.
During the Residency O'Brien will teach Graduate Electronic Art, Advanced Electronic Art, and Intro to Game Art. In addition he will be available for individual critiques with graduate students during his stay.
WHOOP DEE DOO
Monday, April 1 @ 5 pm in room 4400
Gallery opening and live performance at the Sycamore Gallery, Saturday, April 4th, Time TBA
Whoop Dee Doo is a community arts project and live show for kids and adults that is committed to promoting creativity, learning and a respect for social diversity by providing unique, inclusive, accessible, non-conventional programming that invites a cross-generational and cross-cultural dialogue.
Whoop Dee Doo has engaged in a semester-long learning experience for DAAP students that culminates in a collaborative exhibition that includes community outreach and involvement.