Community News from Art History: June 2022 update

Featured image: Panelists for the “Deconstructing Historic House Narratives” panel moderated by Prof. Clare van Loenen at the 2022 American Alliance of Museums Conference in Boston; Photo credit: Paris Boynes, May 2022

Prof. Babatunde Lawal presented a lecture at the Kimbell Art Museum titled “Ìwà Àti Ewà: The Concept of Beauty among the Yòrùbá of West Africa.”

Undergraduate students Julia Weichlein, Mary Catherine Langston, and Anna Carter presented papers at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April.

Undergraduate students Natalie Duke, Kyle Maurer, Nina Gregory (Art History minor), and Nathan Hosmer (Art History minor) presented papers at the SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium in April.

Prof. Kate Roach is the recipient of a 2022-23 National Humanities Center fellowship to support research for her book, “The Shadow Museum: A History of the British Institution, 1805–1867.”

Prof. Lisa Freiman was recently quoted in a New York Times article about outdoor museum experiences.

Prof. Clare van Loenen moderated a panel titled “Deconstructing Historic House Narratives” at the 2022 American Alliance of Museums Conference in Boston. The panel featured museum professionals from across Richmond, including VCU Art History PhD student Kate Sunderlin