art history

Kehinde Wiley sculpture featured in Maier’s latest exhibit

Kehinde Wiley's

“Saint Francis of Adelaide” is a recent acquisition of the College and the centerpiece of the Maier’s latest exhibit, ‘Saints and Sin: Selections from the Permanent Collection by Black Artists.”... READ MORE >>

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

Historic Connections: New Ancient Collections Room creates opportunities for students

Ancient Collections Room

In class recently, Susan Stevens and her students were using the new Ancient Collections Room to discuss the ancient Roman coins the students were researching for an exhibition for the library. A student glanced over at one of the nearby cabinets and asked about the contents. “This was a perfect opportunity to pull out other... READ MORE >>

Shipley earns ‘Commissioner’s Choice’ award for segment on NPR’s Academic Minute

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, recently earned the “Commissioner’s Choice Best of The Academic Minute Award.” Shipley was selected for the honor by Lynn Pasquerella, host of The Academic Minute, and her segment will be re-broadcast on December 27. In the segment, Shipley spoke about the topic of “Contemporary Art Reactions.” “I’m... READ MORE >>

Shipley’s essay accepted for publication in Routledge Companion to African American Art History

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, wrote an essay for the forthcoming book, The Routledge Companion to African American Art History, which is scheduled to publish Tuesday, December 3.  Her essay,  “New York in/and African American Art History,” examines the ways in which African American artists of the 20th century have used the... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: A Q&A with art professor Chris Cohen

Chris Cohen

Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is underway, and several new faces have joined the faculty. Art professor Chris Cohen is one of the newest additions to the faculty, but he is no stranger to Randolph:  Where are you originally from and what is your career/educational background? Tough question. I was a military brat for the... READ MORE >>

Randolph art history professor offers expertise on NPR’s The Academic Minute

Lesley Shipley

Art history professor Lesley Shipley was recently featured in a segment for The Academic Minute, which aired on NPR. In her interview, Shipley answered the question, “How do we interact with art” and “How can artists contribute to public discourse?” At Randolph, Shipley teaches 19th-Century European Art, Modern European Art, American Art and Architecture, and... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Expert on Classical and Late Antiquity art to give illustrated lecture at Randolph

Filomena Limão (Archaeological Institute of America)

On Wednesday, April 10, Filomena Limão, a specialist in classical and late Roman art, will give a presentation at Randolph about architecture and mosaic decoration of the Late Roman Villa of Santiago da Guarda in Ansião, Portugal. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Room 537 of... READ MORE >>

Randolph art history professor to give public lecture on borders and barriers in landscape photography

Lesley Shipley

On Sunday, April 7, Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, will give the lecture “Art on the Edge: Borders and Barriers in Contemporary Landscape Photography” at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The program, which begins at 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. Shipley will discuss the theme... READ MORE >>