Category Archives: Art History

Center Art Gallery | Prodigal Story For The Marketplace

ART EXHIBITION FEATURES STUDENT-FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP, NEW TECHNOLOGY An art exhibition without art sounds like a contradiction in terms. Visitors to Calvin’s Center Art Gallery’s Prodigal Story For The Marketplace art exhibition (Nov. 1 – Dec. 17) will see several wall-hung portraits that were … Continue reading

Posted in Alumni, Art History, Books, Center Art Gallery, Exhibition, Grand Rapids

Visual Arts Guild | Subterranean Arts Show

This year’s Subterranean Arts Show’s theme is Textiles.The event will be held on Friday, November 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the art department. The Visual Arts Guild and the department of Art and Art History will be hosting Sub Arts. … Continue reading

Posted in Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Events, Grand Rapids, News, Painting, Performance, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Studio Art, Visual Arts Guild

Center Art Gallery | A Prodigal Story for the Marketplace

An important fixture in the eighteenth-century publishing industry, t­he Remondini produced prints and books on a massive scale, marketing these paper commodities not only across Europe but also in the American colonies and parts of Asia. Founded in the mid-seventeenth century, … Continue reading

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Center Art Gallery | Exquisite History 3 and A Prodigal Story for the Marketplace

Join us on Friday, November 1 at 1:30pm in the CFAC Recital Hall for an Artist Performance in conjunction with the new exhibition “Exquisite History 3: Visionary Workbook.” At 6pm that same day, a reception will be held at the Center Art Gallery for … Continue reading

Posted in Art History, Center Art Gallery, Drawing, Events, Exhibition, Grand Rapids, News, Performance, Sculpture, Uncategorized

Events | Art Department Potluck

Dear art students, You all are cordially invited to Department potluck dinner and costume contest! This department event will be held in conjunction with Visual Art Guild’s Subterranean show this semester. Date: Friday, November 15th Time: 4:00-7:00 4:00-5:00 Art exhibition at SC100, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art History, Events, Grand Rapids, News, Visual Arts Guild

C/O Exist | Cairo Time

As part of the Middle East Culture Series, the art history department, Visual Arts Guild and Film Arts are providing a film screening of ‘Cairo Time.’ The film will be shown in the Recital Hall in the CFAC at 7:00 pm … Continue reading

Posted in Art History, Events, Uncategorized, Visual Arts Guild

C/O Exist | Middle East Culture Series

C/O EXIST is a Middle East Culture Series taking place at Calvin College. The project is a collaborative love letter toward the Middle East culture. C/O stands for ‘care of’. In order to talk about coexist, we need to care … Continue reading

Posted in Art History, Events, News, Uncategorized, Visual Arts Guild

GRAM | Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting

Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting 1820–1950 Historically, the relationship between Americans and nature has been complex. For Native Americans, reverence for the spirit of the land is deeply embedded in the culture. For the first European settlers, survival meant claiming, … Continue reading

Posted in Art History, Events, Exhibition, GRAM, Grand Rapids, Museums, News, Off-campus, Painting

Alumna Profile| Dóra Sallay

This piece was originally published by The Calvin Spark. Dóra Sallay (B.A. Art History, 1992) is no stranger to travel. As head of the Old Master Paintings department at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, her job involves regular visits to creative … Continue reading

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Exhibitions | AIC: Impressionism, Fashion ad Modernity

The internationally acclaimed exhibition arrives in Chicago, the last stop on its world tour.Wednesday, June 26, 2013–Sunday, September 22, 2013 Were the Impressionists fashionistas? And what role did fashion play in their goal to paint modern life with a “modern” … Continue reading

Posted in Art History, Chicago, Uncategorized