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UNL's Philip Sapirstein takes digital photos of the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece. Sapirstein is combining digital photography with computer software to generate realistic 3-D models of ancient Greek architecture.

calendar icon09 Feb 2015    

Sapirstein uses 3-D tech to further study of Greek Architecture

Lincoln, Neb.--UNL's Philip Sapirstein is using modern technologies to advance research into ancient Greek architecture.

As part of UNL's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, the assistant professor of art history has launched the "Digital Architecture Project." The project uses digital photography and computer software to generate detailed, 3-D models of Greek temples, beginning with the Temple of Hera, a sixth-century B.C. structure at Olympia, Greece.

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Alison Stewart

calendar icon03 Feb 2015    

Stewart contributes chapter to "Animals and Early Modern Identity" book

Lincoln, Neb.--Hixson-Lied Professor of Art History Alison Stewart contributed a chapter titled “Man’s Best Friend? Dogs and Pigs in Early Modern Germany” in the recently released book, “Animals and Early Modern Identity,” edited by Pia F. Cuneo and published by Ashgate.

The book, including a mention of Stewart’s chapter, was recently reviewed in the Jan. 28 The Times Literary Supplement, London.

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Handcrafted art

calendar icon03 Feb 2015    

Lincoln Print Group to hold Print Sale Feb. 13-14

Lincoln, Neb.--The Lincoln Print Group will be having a Print Sale on Feb. 13-14 at Constellation Studios, 2055 O St., in Lincoln.

Hours for the sale are Feb. 13 from 5-9 p.m. and Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A variety of work made by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Art and Art History faculty and students will be available for sale, including etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, screenprints, , woodcut printed t-shirts, handmade Valentines and artists’ books.

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An opening casting event will be held to select the new Arts & Architecture Cast on Feb. 20 and 27.

calendar icon29 Jan 2015    

Arts & Architecture look for new Cast Ambassadors at Open Casting Calls

Lincoln, Neb.— The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Architecture are inviting all undergraduate students to audition for the 2015-2016 Arts & Architecture Cast on Feb. 20 and 27 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 17. The students who are selected will serve as brand ambassadors for the college. Cast ambassadors will promote pride and develop awareness of the college and its academic programs through social media, printed materials and special appearances.  

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Santiago Cal, “Finally Free Miss T,” wood and watercolor, 2014. Photo by Cary Whittier. Margaret Bohls, “Double Vases on Tray,” porcelain and stoneware, 2014.

calendar icon14 Jan 2015    

Department of Art and Art History faculty, staff featured in next exhibition at Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

Lincoln, Neb.—Twenty-six faculty and staff members from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Art and Art History will show their work in a variety of media in the “Faculty and Staff Exhibition,” opening Jan. 21 at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.
 
The exhibition continues through Feb. 6 and will conclude with a First Friday closing reception on Feb. 6 from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.
 

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Allison Wetig, a sophomore studio art major, works on recreating Van Gogh's "Starry Night." Photo by Michael Reinmiller. Emily Tran recreated Ando Hiroshighe's "Koi Fish."

calendar icon17 Dec 2014    

Students in Color and Composition class recreate famous artworks for visually impaired

Lincoln, Neb.--Students in Associate Professor of Art Sandra Williams’ Color and Composition class this Fall completed a project to recreate works of art in a tactual manner to be displayed at the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI) in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

The project challenged students to think about their art in a whole new manner.

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Keith Graham

calendar icon15 Dec 2014    

Printmaking graduate student receives Caxton Club Grant

Lincoln, Neb.--Keith Graham, a second-year Master of Fine Arts student with an emphasis in printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History, has received a Caxton Club Grant for his upcoming book arts project.
 
The Caxton Club of Chicago was founded in 1895 by 15 Chicago bibliophiles, who desired to support the publication of fine books in the spirit of the prevailing arts and crafts movement. Today they sponsor bibliophile events, often in collaboration with the Newberry Library.
 

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Wendy Katz

calendar icon01 Dec 2014    

Katz rediscovers 1842 Walt Whitman poem

Lincoln, Neb.--Associate Professor of Art History Wendy Katz has rediscovered a new poem by Walt Whitman. While researching art criticism in the penny newspapers, as a Smithsonian Senior Fellow in Washington, D.C., she found a poem in the June 23, 1842, issue of the “New Era,” by “W.W.”

The poem, “To Bryant, the Poet of Nature,” addresses William Cullen Bryant, an American romantic poet and editor of the New York Evening Post.

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Yo-Yo Ma

calendar icon01 Dec 2014    

Lied Center to host rare Yo-Yo Ma Lecture Dec. 5

Lincoln, Neb.--On Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Lied Center for Performing Arts will present world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a very rare lecture as part of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. Tickets for the lecture are $34 and available now at liedcenter.org, at the Box Office at 12th and R Streets, or 402.472.4747. UNL students can obtain free tickets to the lecture at marketplace.unl.edu/liedcenter.

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calendar icon01 Dec 2014    

UNL Fine Art Photo Club Sale is Dec. 5-6

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Fine Art Photo Club will be having their Annual Print sale Dec. 5-6 in Richards Hall Rm. 121 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. A variety of photographs will be available for sale, including traditionally printed darkroom photos and archival digital prints, at a range of price points.

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