Jane Blocker reflects on her first year as Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts. “I am participating in the life of the College in a broader way... I have an even deeper admiration for the amazing research and teaching being done in my own department and across CLA, and I have an opportunity to advocate for the arts and humanities.”
Attracted by the Department of Art History and the amount of opportunities to work in museums, Ashley Cope transferred to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Double majoring in Gender Women Sexuality Studies and Art History, Cope is combining her passions to explore intersectionality within art history and how they influence one another and engage the community.
In 2020, the Custodia Foundation - Frits Lugt Collection in Paris will publish the catalog raisonné of French artist Léon Bonvin (1834-1866), the sum of the research work of Gabriel Weisberg, professor at the University of Minnesota.
While many students were celebrating the midpoint of the semester by packing swimsuits and flip flops for a tropical vacation, 11 University of Minnesota students prepared to depart for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Rome.
PhD candidate Nikki Otten studies nineteenth-century French printmaking, a medium that offers a window into a society marked by emerging technologies and by the ideas that flow from new inventions. She examines how artists “used images from the microscope to think about other things that scared them, like changes in society,” including shifts in the role of religion, the spread of feminism, and ideas about mental illness.