This spring, Virginia-based artist Craig Pleasants will display drawings and a site-specific sculpture installation in Babcock Gallery at Sweet Briar College. “New Work” opens with a reception and gallery talk by the artist at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.
Chris Witcombe has been named Sweet Briar College’s first Barton-Laing Professor in Art History.
Architectural historian Calder Loth will present “Palladio’s Architectural Influence in America” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the 1948 Theater at Sweet Briar College. Loth is senior architectural historian of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and a curator of the exhibition, “Palladio and His Legacy, a Transatlantic Journey.” The 16th-century Italian architect Andrea [...]
Lawrence Nees, a professor in the art history department at the University of Delaware, will lecture on his paper, “The Eagle Capitals in the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in Pannell Gallery at Sweet Briar College. The paper attempts to explain and contextualize the eagle capitals atop columns in [...]
The American Association of Museums announced that Bonnie Pitman ’68, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, is the recipient of its Award for Distinguished Service to Museums for 2011. Pitman received the award May 25. According to an AAM news release, the award recognizes “sustained excellence and unusual service by an [...]
Art historian Christopher Witcombe will speak about his new book, “Print Publishing in Sixteenth Century Rome: Growth and Expansion, Rivalry and Murder,” at 3 p.m. Friday, March 27 in the Browsing Room of Sweet Briar College’s Mary Helen Cochran Library.
A new book by Sweet Briar College art history professor Christopher Witcombe, “Print Publishing in Sixteenth-Century Rome: Growth and Expansion, Rivalry and Murder,” gives readers an overview of the business, personalities, artwork and scandals surrounding the Roman printmaking industry.
Art History Resources on the Web, an Internet site created by Sweet Briar College art history professor Christopher Witcombe in 1995, celebrates its 13th birthday today, Oct. 24. According to Witcombe, the site receives more than 10,000 visitors a day and was recently selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities for inclusion on EDSITEment, [...]
A digital, three-dimensional model made by Sweet Briar’s director of network services appears in the History Channel’s “Clash of the Cavemen.” The show, which premiered Sunday, May 11, briefly features Aaron Mahler’s model of the Venus of Willendorf.