Faculty News

Associate Professor Isabelle Loring Wallace featured in The Art Newspaper

Associate Professor Isabelle Loring Wallace was recently featured in The Art Newspaper in an article announcing a major retrospective of Jasper Johns' work to open at the Royal Academy in September 2017. The article, entitled "Royal Academy to Stage Major Jasper Johns Retrospective," appeared on September 2, 2016.

Cortona, Italy Studies Abroad Update: Campus is Safe and Secure After Earthquake

At approximately 3:30 a.m. local time Wednesday, August 24, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy, causing damage and casualties in areas along the borders between the regions of Umbria, Marche and Lazio. The University of Georgia's International Residential Center in Cortona (Arezzo), located about100 miles northwest of the reported epicenter of the earthquake, was not affected by the incident. All structures and buildings in Cortona have been reported stable and secure.

Joseph Norman's Work on Display in Exhibition: "Go Tell It: Civil Rights Photography"

James Baldwin, 1986, Joseph Norman, 10 x 8 in., lithograph, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Chazan, 2000.26, © Joseph Norman.

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s saw major gains in the struggle to end segregation and discrimination against African Americans, as well as many other marginalized groups, including Native Americans, homosexuals, and women. This exhibition features major works from the collection by artists including Dan Budnik, Danny Lyon, Roy deCarava, Robert Frank, Gary Winogrand, Marion Post Wolcott, and others. 

Christina Hanawalt Joins Dodd Faculty

Christina Hanawalt joined the School of Art faculty this fall as Visiting Assistant Professor in Art Education. Hanawalt recently received her PhD in Art Education with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction from the Pennsylvania State University, where her research examined the experiences of new art teachers using a theory of collage as critical practice as a framework for generating new understandings of what it means to be an art teacher in contemporary public schools, especially given their entanglement in the widespread audit and standardization culture of education.

Mike Calway-Fagen Joins Dodd Faculty

Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator who joins the Dodd faculty this year as Assistant Professor with teaching focus in the sculpture area. His research interests are imbedded in vital materialism and the relational capacity of sculpture. These include post-humanism, affect theory, the ineffable and sublime, the uncanny, authenticity and identity, queer theory, intersectionality, permanence, entropy, empathy, and the humility of the hysterical and humorous body.

Emeritus Professor Clements selected for scultpure at ACC Library

Red and Blue metal children at play

Robert Clements' "The Muse of Learning" will greet visitors to Athens Public Library.

UGA Emeritus Professor of Art Robert Clements has been selected to build a 15' high metal sculpture for the new Athens Clarke County Library's plaza. Clements, a Sandy Beaver Teaching professor, says that during his 15 years at UGA, he had the best job in the world, teaching art appreciation to bright young Georgians, showing them examples of the world's finest art.


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