art history

Randolph students create class zine for art history course

The project is a collaboration among the students in art history professor Lesley Shipley’s course Women, Art, Power.... READ MORE >>

A story-driven approach: Emilie Bryant ’22 connects communities through museum work

Emilie Bryant '21

Emilie Bryant ’22 recently created interpretive materials for the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College exhibition “Beyond the Sound: In Memory of Sandra Whitehead” last spring. She’s continued her museum work with two internships this summer.... READ MORE >>

Sandra Whitehead Memorial Lecture to focus on history of documentary photography

Laura Katzman, a professor of art history at James Madison University, will examine the history of 20th century documentary photography this weekend during the third Sandra S. Whitehead Memorial Lecture. The lecture, Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag: The Documentary Vision of Edwin and Louise Rosskam, will be livestreamed from the Maier Museum of... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2020-21 Academic & Leadership Awards

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2020-21 award winners ... READ MORE >>

Internship with children’s museum prepares Randolph student for the future

Hayley Eubank ’22 is working as a museum education intern at Amazement Square. ... READ MORE >>

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 >>