Associate Professor of Art History Patrick Hajovsky was one of six international scholars invited by the Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C., to present current research at their 23rd Annual Symposium, themed “Divine Kingship: The Political Ideology of Pre-Columbian Rulers,” on Sept. 17. His paper, “The Fifth Sun Also Rises: Hieroglyphs and Narratives in Aztec Tenochtitlan,” will explore the development of sacred iconography within changing environmental and political conditions under Moteuczoma.
Professor of Art and Herman Brown Chair Mary Visser was invited to deliver the keynote address at the 27th International Solid Freeform Fabrication Association Symposium on August 8th, 2016 at the University of Texas at Austin. The title of her presentation was “Cybersculpture and Its Pioneers.” Visser also created artwork that has been selected for the 3D Glitch exhibition taking place Sept. 7—Nov. 12, 2016 at the Arts Centre Washington in Sunderland, United Kingdom. This exhibition looks at imperfection in the digital world, in an age when “photoshopped perfection” is all too common. Lastly, Visser is featured in a Materialise.com blog titled “Meet Mary Visser: Artist, Academic and Feminist 3D Designer.” The blog focuses on Visser being one of the first to pioneer the use of 3D Printing in art and sculpture.
Assistant Professor of Art History Allison Miller chaired a panel and presented the paper, “Jade Suits and Royal Power: Illuminating Artistic Production in the Regional Centers of the Western Han,” at the Seventh Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, held at Harvard University and Boston University on June 10th.