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Art history professor invited to Kress Summer Institute

Art history professor invited to Kress Summer Institute

| May 5, 2014

Sweet Briar associate professor of art history Tracy Hamilton is one of 16 fellows selected to participate in the first Kress Summer Institute on Digital Mapping & Art History, which takes place Aug. 3-15 at Middlebury College.

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Sweet Briar hosts Wikipedia ‘edit sprint’

Sweet Briar hosts Wikipedia ‘edit sprint’

| February 12, 2014

Sweet Briar is hosting an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the top floor of the new wing of Cochran Library.

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Still safeguarding Sweet Briar’s treasures

Still safeguarding Sweet Briar’s treasures

| September 17, 2013

Anne Gary Pannell impressed Peter Daniel from their first meeting. They saw eye-to-eye on certain things — chiefly, how to manage Sweet Briar’s finances.

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Worth a thousand words

Worth a thousand words

| April 30, 2013

Last month, Spencer Beall ’14 and her mentor, Sweet Briar Professor Marie-Thérèse Killiam, published a 353-page Apple iBook, “Painting With Words: Writers’ Transpositions of Masterpieces into Art,” based on their collaborative research.

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Craig Pleasants shows ‘New Work’

Craig Pleasants shows ‘New Work’

| February 7, 2013

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.

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Witcombe named College’s first Barton-Laing Professor

Witcombe named College’s first Barton-Laing Professor

| September 12, 2012

Chris Witcombe has been named Sweet Briar College’s first Barton-Laing Professor in Art History.

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Examining Palladio’s Influence on American Architecture

Examining Palladio’s Influence on American Architecture

| March 21, 2012

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 [...]

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Specialist to Lecture on Islamic Art in Jerusalem

Specialist to Lecture on Islamic Art in Jerusalem

| November 15, 2011

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 [...]

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Alumna Receives American Association of Museums Award

Alumna Receives American Association of Museums Award

| May 25, 2011

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 [...]

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Witcombe Speaks to Friends of Library

| March 19, 2009

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.

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