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Newly Installed Galleries at Nuremberg

Posted in books, catalogues by Editor on October 9, 2010

The newly installed galleries of the Germanischen Nationalmuseums in Nuremberg opened this past spring. A catalogue with 39 essays is now available from artbooks.com. From the museum’s website:

Renaissance, Barock, Aufklärung: Kunst und Kultur vom 16. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert
Germanischen Nationalmuseums, Nuremberg — The new galleries opened in March 2010

ISBN: 9783936688474 ($95)

Die neue Schausammlung lädt zu einem kulturhistorischen Gang durch drei Jahrhunderte ein. Er führt von der Entdeckung der neuen Welt um 1500 bis zur Entwicklung eines neuen Menschenbildes im 18. Jahrhundert. Rund tausend Objekte in 33 thematisch ausgerichteten Räumen erschließen zentrale Aspekte der Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts im deutschen Sprachraum. Zu sehen sind neben Gemälden und Skulpturen auch Glasgemälde, Textilien, Kunsthandwerk, Schmuck, Medaillen, Möbel und Musikinstrumente sowie zwei historische Zimmer aus Nürnberger Bürgerhäusern der Renaissance. Meisterwerke von Albrecht Dürer, Peter Vischer, Rembrandt oder Franz Xaver Messerschmidt erscheinen in ihrem kulturgeschichtlichen Kontext. Im Dialog der Künste werden Themen wie Sammeln und Repräsentieren, Antikenrezeption und Naturstudium lebendig, wie auch die Wechselwirkung von Kunst und Glauben
sowie das sich wandelnde Bild vom Menschen.

Symposium: Arts of Spanish America and Early Global Trade

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on October 9, 2010

From the Denver Art Museum:

At the Crossroads: The Arts of Spanish America and Early Global Trade, 1492–1850
Mayer Center for Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art, Denver Art Museum, 12-13 November 2010

During the era of early global trade instigated by the voyages of Columbus, Spanish America served as a crossroads for trade between Europe and Asia. Trade goods were exchanged between all areas and inspired artists to appropriate motifs, styles, and techniques previously unknown to them. The impact of trade on the arts of all regions and the transmission of objects and ideas between Spanish America, North America, Europe, and Asia will be included.

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S P E A K E R S
Karina Corrigan (Peabody-Essex Museum – Salem, MA), Chinese Export Silver to the Americas
Claire Farago & James Cordova (University of Colorado – Boulder), Casta Painting and Self-Fashioning Artists in New Spain
Dana Leibsohn (Smith College – Northampton, MA), Made in China / Made in Mexico
Jaime Mariazza F. (Universidad de San Marcos – Lima, Peru), Royal Funerary Rites in 17th-Century Lima: The Catafalque of Margaret of Austria
Maria Bonta de la Pezuela (Sotheby’s – New York), The Perils of Porcelain: Chinese Export Porcelain in the Mexican Colonial Market
Donna Pierce (Denver Art Museum), Asian Trade Goods in Colonial New Mexico
Sara Ryu (Yale University – New Haven), Transatlantic Icons of Conquest: Cristos de caña in New Spain and the Canary Islands
William Sargent (Peabody-Essex Museum – Salem, MA), Asian Ceramics in New England
Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt (Independent Scholar – New York), From Spain to Peru: Paintings by the Dozen
Charlene Villasenor Black (University of California – Los Angeles), Saints’ Cults and Conversion in the Global Hispanic World

National Research Council Releases Rankings for Ph.D. Programs

Posted in graduate students, resources by Editor on October 9, 2010

As David Glenn reports for The Chronicle of Higher Education (28 September 2010) . . .

Now it can be told. The American doctoral program with the longest median time-to-degree is the music program at Washington University in St. Louis: 16.3 years. That’s just one of a quarter million data points that appear in the National Research Council’s new report on doctoral education in the United States, which was finally unveiled Tuesday afternoon after years of delay. (The Chronicle has published an interactive tool that allows readers to compare doctoral programs across 21 variables.) The NRC’s new ranking system will draw the most immediate attention. It is far more complex than the method the agency used in its 1982 and 1995 doctoral-education reports. . .

The full article is available here. Useful discussion of the Art History rankings appear at The Art History Newsletter: here, here, here, and here.