Department/UCR News and Events
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
UCR to Launch Ph.D. in Art History in Fall 2014
New graduate program will focus on the history of photography, sculpture and architecture.
The University of California, Riverside will offer a Ph.D. in art history beginning in fall 2014, a degree program that will focus on the history of photography, sculpture and architecture.
The degree also will give students interdisciplinary training across the history of art and architecture, said Patricia Morton, chair of the UCR Department of the History of Art. Only a handful of U.S. universities offer specialized studies in the history of photography, none of them in the UC system, she added.
“We are a small department, but we have an international profile,” Morton explained. “Approval of this new degree program by the University of California reflects the excellence of our faculty and the high quality of our existing M.A. program.”
Applications for admission in fall 2014 are due Jan. 5, 2014.
Review: "It takes real drive to see 3-part John Divola retrospective" by Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
John Divola's photographs are challenging and astute. It's great to know so many are on view, but with series of work in L.A., Santa Barbara and Claremont, it's hard to see everything.
Are photographers vandals?
Does the mere presence of a camera at an ordinary place or extraordinary event inevitably damage the experience of it, as vandalism does? Is photography a powerful creative tool for the willful destruction of established art, all in the service of making new possibilities and unexpected ways of seeing?
These questions, provocative and surprising, began to be posed in 1974 by artist John Divola, then 25 and just out of school.
LECTURES AND EVENTS
First Graduate Student Workshop with Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Please join us for our first Graduate Student Workshop with Art History Graduate Students from FAU and UCR organized by Prof. Jeanette Kohl (UCR) and Prof. Hans Dickel (FAU). This is also a great opportunity to meet our incoming graduate students and see what they are interested in.
See the full program
October 4, 2013
10:45 am-4:30 pm
Garry Winogrand: Confessions* of a male chauvinist pig
August 10, 2013 - October 26, 2013
UCR/California Museum of Photography
Stop the World We Want to Get Onfrom the series Women Are Beautiful, 1975
©The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
This exhibition reconsiders Garry Winogrand's Women are Beautiful (1975), a set of 85 photographs culled from the hundreds Winogrand shot of women in public places between 1964 and 1973. Initially bearing the controversial subtitle "Observations of a Male Chauvinist Pig," Winogrand's book struggled to find a publisher and then withered in the light of feminist critique once it appeared. Confessions* of a male chauvinist pig aims to reorganize the photographs into a critical exhibition that places the project in the context of the turbulent 1960s, at the nexus of gender relations buffeted by the conflicting terms of the sexual revolution and the women's movement.
Confessions* of a male chauvinist pig is organized by the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, and is guest curated by graduate students from the Departments of Art, History of Art, and Public History: Andrea Brown, Chelsea Herr, Leslie Paprocki, Ana Ramey, Kaelyn Rodriguez, Nicolette Rohr, Carolyn Schutten, Megan Suster, and Margaret Wallace, as advised by Susan Laxton, UCR Assistant Professor of the History of Art.
- Different Particles & Indeterminate States, New Monumental Drawings by Amy Myers
October 10, 2013- November 23, 2013
UCR/Sweeney Art Gallery
UCR ARTSblock's Culver Center of the Arts & Sweeney Art Gallery presents Different Particles & Indeterminate States: New Monumental Drawings by Amy Myers, the artist's first solo museum exhibition since returning to Southern California from New York. Myers uses charcoal, graphite and ink on paper to make intricate, monumental drawings that merge the microcosmic with the macrocosmic in a visionary blending of art, mathematics, and physics.
- More American Photographs
Sep 28, 2013- January 11, 2014
UCR/California Museum of Photography
As the United States slowly emerges from its most significant economic downturn since the Great Depression, the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock will present a selection of photographs from the well-known Farm Security Administration program (1935-44). For More American Photographs, twelve contemporary photographers were commissioned to travel the United States, documenting its land and people. This exhibition will present the resulting photographs alongside a number of the original images by the FSA photographers.
- Arts Walk
December 5, 2013
Downtown Riverside, CA
The First Thursday of Every Month and free to the public
The Riverside Arts Walk on First Thursdays presents over twenty participating arts venues, art museums, galleries, and studios open free to the public every month. These participating locations present an eclectic mix of visual art mediums and styles, in addition to special art/musical performances, exhibitions, tours, and art-making demonstrations.
Local restaurants and retail establishments along the Arts Walk also offer special menus and discounts. For more information, call the Riverside Downtown Partnership at 951-781-7335 or visit www.riversidedowntown.org.
Attendees may begin their walk at any participating sites or get started at one of the two coordinating sites: the Riverside Art Museum (3425 Mission Inn Ave.) or the Riverside Community Arts Association (3870 Lemon St.). Some of the other participating sites are: UCR/California Museum of Photography, Riverside Municipal Museum, Mission Inn Museum, and the Riverside Public Library, Division 9 Gallery, Riverside Visitor's Center, People's Gallery, Back to the Grind, and Exposures Photo Gallery.
For more information on this event and the evening's schedule of special tours and performances, please contact the Riverside Art Museum at 951-684-7111 or visit the www.riversideartscouncil.org for a listing of current events.
For a complete and up-to-date listing of all UCR campus events and activities, please consult the UCR campus calendar.