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The SoA participates in several social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, and Vimeo. Accounts are not required to view what we post, but, if you do use social media, be sure to include us. There are three primary SoA social media outlets. We post similar material to the Facebook and Twitter feeds, which is a mix of event information; news from current faculty, staff, students, and alumni; and the occasional tidbit from the local or national arts scene. We are relatively new to Vimeo. Right now... Read more
Mary and Allan Kollar
The Division of Art History will host a lecture by noted scholar Eleanor Jones Harvey, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This event is made possible by Allan and Mary Kollar, whose shared love of art and literature dates back to their meeting as Bothell High School teachers in 1970.... Read more
A recently released film, The Monuments Men, is raising awareness about a World War II program that aimed to preserve cultural treasures during the war as well as track down and return artworks stolen by the Nazis. One of the participants in the program was Sherman Lee, who had a long career as an art historian. Lee was born in Seattle and returned... Read more
Twice a year the University of Washington gives Royalty Research Fund (RRF) awards to faculty who have applied for project support. This program has existed since 1992, and an RRF Scholar option was added in 1994. RRF Scholars receive release time from teaching for one academic quarter in order to focus on their project. The RRF receives income from royalty and license fees generated through the UW’s technology transfer program. It is a competitive process to win an RRF award; the average... Read more
Four faculty members have or will soon make career transitions. For non-faculty, the term might be retirement, but for most faculty it means leaving teaching to focus on other professional activities. Patricia Failing (Art History) officially stepped down from her teaching position in December 2012, although she is continuing to serve on thesis and dissertation committees. She started as a visiting lecturer at the UW in 1982 and became tenure-track faculty in 1989. Failing has... Read more
Several of the Art History graduate students have been or will be traveling for research, internships, special seminars, and presenting papers. Take a look at what they’re doing: Lane Eagles (PhD student) presented a paper titled “‘So well wrought:’ Redefining Florentine Portrait Effigies” at the 57th Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference in Olympia, WA, during October 2013. Erin Giffin (PhD candidate) has been awarded the Samuel H. Kress Foundation... Read more
The position of Director for the Jacob Lawrence Gallery has been posted on the UW Employment website. All applications must be submitted through the online system. No paper applications will be accepted. Please read the job description thoroughly, especially the requirements, before applying. To ensure consideration, apply by 12 February 2014. Read more
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Bldg
15 January 2014 – 31 January 2014
reception: Tuesday, 14 January, 4-7pm For full information about this event, go to this entry on the School of Art calendar.
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Room 003, Art Bldg
Tuesday, 03 December 2013, 4pm Additional information about this event is on the SoA Calendar.
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This year’s gathering to recognize undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients from the Divisions of Art, Art History, and Design took place on 17 October 2013 at the Henry Art Gallery. Below is a list of the 2013-2014 recipients, and the full program from the event is here. ENTERING FRESHMEN/TRANSFER STUDENT AWARDS The Crabby Beach Foundation Endowed Scholarship... Read more


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