art history

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 >>

Randolph history professor, art historian to discuss ‘John Brown, Jacob Lawrence, & the Morality of Terror’

A portrait of Jacob Lawrence (left) next to his painting of John Brown’s Arsenal, 1941, gouache on panel, 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches.

On Sunday, March 17, John d’Entremont, Randolph’s Theodore H. Jack Professor of History, and Kathleen Placidi, a local art historian, will examine the violent antislavery exploits of John Brown (1800-1859) and his multiracial band of insurgents as well as his polarizing impact and the ways in which American artists have portrayed him. The event is... READ MORE >>

New grant will cover living costs for museum studies internships

Rachel Harrison '18 takes a photo of fossils during a museum and heritage studies course

A $25,000 grant from the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson Foundation will support students interning museum work or related areas like history, art, or natural history as well as work that applies to the field like education, curation, fieldwork, or marketing.... READ MORE >>

Career updates for the Class of 2018!

Collage with photos of each featured graduate

Noelle Wojciechowski ’18 Major: engineering physics “I am a mechanical engineer at CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc. and started there in June. I am currently working in the Kalamazoo, Michigan office. I’m on a team within the company that focuses primarily on project work at Pfizer, a major pharmaceutical company, which has one of its largest... READ MORE >>

Manager of National Gallery, London Research Centre shares insight with Randolph community

Graphic for National Gallery Speaker Alan Crookham

Alan Crookham, Research Centre manager at the National Gallery, London, will present the lecture, “The Turner Bequest at the National Gallery, London,” at Randolph Tuesday, September 18. His talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. Crookham’s lecture will explore the history of British painter... READ MORE >>