September 7, 2020

For a recent Michigan Talks Japan podcast, University of Michigan Professor Allison Alexy talked with Professor Meghen Jones. The conversation centers on her new book Ceramics and Modernity in Japan co-edited with Louise Allison Cort and an exhibition she is co-curating about the tea bowl in Japan and beyond. Topics of discussion include: genres and styles of Japanese ceramics such as raku, shino,...

April 29, 2020

ARTH 120: Islamic Art and Architecture

Dr. Jennifer Lyons

2 Credits

A Block - two sections:

Section 1:

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm    MW    Harder Hall 424

Section 2:

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm    MT    Harder Hall 424

7:20 pm - 9:35 pm    W

A survey of the art and architecture produced in Muslim lands from Central Asia to Spain between the seventh and nineteenth cen...

April 22, 2020

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January 13, 2020

Division Head and Assistant Professor Meghen Jones recently co-edited with Louise Allison Cort and wrote two chapters for the book Ceramics and Modernity in Japan. New in the Routledge Research in Art History series, it features essays from scholars based in the UK, Japan,  Korea, Ireland, Germany, and the US. Together, they offer a set of critical perspectives on ceramics discourse during Japan's...

December 9, 2019

Thanks to the recommendation of Dr. Jones, I had the great pleasure of attending the

as a scholarship recipient earlier this month. The symposium, hosted by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), was held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a region rich in ceramic history that can be traced back to the pottery production of 18th century Moravian settlers. The symposium was a two-and-a-...

October 6, 2019

Assistant Professor James Hansen took his ARTH 211 Issues and Debates in Contemporary Art course to the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo to see the exhibition "Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light." Student Daniela Murphy shared her photos from the trip to this breathtaking exhibition.

October 5, 2019

Much is in store for the spring in Alfred Art History. 100-level classes present opportunities for 7-week study of a range of topics, from Islamic and Buddhist arts to Modern Sculpture and Global Video & Performance. New is Dr. James Hansen's course ARTH 300 Global Contemporary Art Since 1989, which will consider why  "global" and "contemporary" have emerged as key terms, and what demands this plac...

September 20, 2019

On September 20, artist-filmmaker Roger Beebe visited Alfred as part of Professor James Hansen’s ARTH 211 course. Beebe presented his spectacular expanded cinema roadshow performance in Holmes Auditorium. Showcasing work performed live on anywhere from three to six 16mm and 8mm film projectors, Beebe explores the performative dimensions of film and the film projector as medium and material. He also...

April 24, 2019

“Readers for Makers”

I was recently commissioned to write an essay (“One Hundred Years Out”)  for The Glass Reader.  This publication is being edited by Jeffrey Sarmiento and Kevin Petrie (who are both makers and writers based at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, UK) and it will be published by Bloomsbury in early 2020.  I thought it timely to consider the benefits of a reader and also to rev...

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