Version one of Mariko, Station 20

 

Exploring Tōkaidō Road through Japanese Woodblock Prints

Authors: Zoe Creamer and Alec Story

Museum Studies Intern at Special Collections, University Library System - Spring 2018 and Special Topics: Museum Studies student - Spring 2018

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New Ways of Researching

Working on a humanities research project has proved to be challenging in ways I had not expected. Choosing a topic to study was simple with the guidance of my project advisor. I have pursued learning about the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian. Merian was an entomologist and artist from the late 1600s. She made tremendous strides for the understanding of insects, ecosystems, and metamorphosis at the time when most believed in spontaneous generation.

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Artist William Accorsi exhibiting his toy sculptures at The Store.

 

A Look into the Past: Research on Craft Artists from the 70s in Pittsburgh

Museum Studies Intern at Contemporary Craft – Spring 2018

When I first heard about an opportunity interning at Contemporary Craft, I was super excited because I had volunteered there in the past (and knew this would be a great line to add to my resume).

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CFP, Contemporaneity Edition 8: “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity: Finding Temporality In The Past”

Contemporaneity asks what it means to be contemporary. The term is often invoked in reference to the current lives of citizens of today’s world, but this edition seeks to highlight contemporaneity across a wider variety of historical contexts. The aim is to uncover how cultures throughout the global past have negotiated temporalities, modernities, and historicisms, to come to terms with what it means to be present in their own moment. 

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<p>Paul Glabicki, <i>Work in Computer Animation, Drawing, and Installation</i>. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Forum Gallery/Carnegie Museum of Art. Courtesy of the artist</p>

 

Anxious Optics: Microcinema Series Celebrates Local Animator Paul Glabicki

Author: Ben Ogrodnik

PhD Student in History of Art and Architecture and 2017-2018 Mellon Fellow in Curation and Education

Paul Glabicki, Professor Emeritus of Studio Art at the University of Pittsburgh, has spent most of his career quietly but profoundly changing the world of animated film.

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Update on Botany Hall

 

This post was written by Colleen O'Reilly, PhD Candidate, Department of the History of Art and Architecture

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Ph.D. Candidate Rae Di Cicco discusses Tlingit visual culture in the Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

 

Bringing Tlingit Stories to Troy Hill

Author: Rae Di Cicco

PhD Student in History of Art and Architecture

Adding to the department’s many collaborations with local cultural institutions, I have been working with Stephen J. Tonsor, Director of Science and Research at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Stewart Urist, Managing Director at Quantum Theatre, to connect programming at the theater on Troy Hill to local collections.

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Carnegie Nexus? It’s a new way of doing museum

Author: Edith Doron

Nexus Senior Program Manager, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

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Debuting Channel Silver Eye

Author: Emi Finkelstein

PhD Student in History of Art and Architecture

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