Category Archives: Art History

POLISHING APPETITES: recent works by Anna Hanchett

POLISHING APPETITES Recent works by Anna Hanchett Calvin College (106) Gallery, 106 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids July 15 – August 19 The Calvin College Department of Art and Art History is proud to present POLISHING APPETITES, an exhibition featuring work … Continue reading

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Spend May Interim 2016 in Sweden!

ART W42 Sweden: From Neoclassicism to Ikea (MAY). The course is intended to introduce students to the art and architecture of Sweden, from 1633 (when six-year-old Kristina came to the throne) to the present, with particular attention paid to the … Continue reading

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Julia LaPlaca Wins Calvin’s 2014–15 Honors Contract Competition

Julia LaPlaca’s essay “The Historiography of Savonarola and the Arts: From Iconoclast to Savior” was selected as the winner of the 2014–15 Honors Contract Competition. Julia is a third-year student at Calvin majoring in English and Art History. Abstract: The … Continue reading

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The Grand Rapids Undergraduate Art History Symposium, 2015

This year, Calvin College has three students presenting papers at the annual Grand Rapids Undergraduate Art History Symposium. The event takes place at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, on Friday, 10 April 2015. All three papers are scheduled for … Continue reading

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For Career Success, Major in Art History

W. Barksdale Maynard, “OpEd: For Career Success, Major in Art History,” The Daily Princetonian (5 April 2015). The humanities in general, and art history in particular, can be a powerful ticket to career success. Art history plunges you deep into … Continue reading

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Art History and Studio Art Major Recognized by the Gender Studies Program

Senior art history and studio art major Anna Hanchett was recognized this week by the Gender Studies Program for an outstanding paper. Anna was one of three upperclass students to be awarded the Gender Studies Paper Prize.Schiaparelli, Art, Fashion and … Continue reading

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Alumni | Josiah Hanchett

Calvin alumnus Josiah Hanchett has recently become involved with the urban sketchers community in New York City. Moleskine invited Josiah to lead a series of classes where he will teach urban sketching techniques in order to promote Moleskine products. The … Continue reading

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Third Annual Grand Rapids Undergraduate Art History Symposium

Photograph by George Saad, L’Officiel, 1937 Friday, 11 April Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park SESSION I: THE SELF AND SOCIAL SPACES, 9:00-10:30 DANIA GREVENGOED (Calvin College) The Introspective Sublime: Romantics’ Grand Reflection of Self In the early nineteenth century the philosophical concept … Continue reading

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The Artist Collaborative

Connect. Collaborate. Create. The Artist Collaborative is a program for first-year students who are interested in the arts. Through courses, activities and a January trip to a cultural center in the United States, you will explore your calling as an … Continue reading

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Art History | Collecting the World

The January interim-abroad course “Collecting the World” explores the history of collecting and the history of London through a survey of some of the most important museums and sites of display in England. Along with looking at plenty of art objects, … Continue reading

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