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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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New Witcombe Book Focuses on 16th-century Print Publishing, Murder

| February 17, 2009

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.

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‘Art History Resources’ Celebrates 13 Years

| October 24, 2008

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, [...]

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Mahler’s Model of Prehistoric Sculpture Appears on History Channel

| May 15, 2008

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.

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Author to Speak on Artists’ Roles in Times of Conflict

| March 19, 2008

Author William Cleveland will discuss his new book “Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World’s Frontlines,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in the Wailes Lounge at the Elston Inn & Conference Center.

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New Witcombe Podcast Online

| November 30, 2007

A new “Art History in Just a Minute” podcast by art historian and Sweet Briar College professor Christopher Witcombe is now available for download on iTunes and Witcombe’s EwArt Web site.

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