Building Sustainable Careers: Lesser-Known Paths
Brooke Devenney Director of Individual Giving, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Brooke Devenney, Director of Individual Giving at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), will discuss how a Master of Arts in Art History at the University of California, Riverside has benefitted her as a fundraising professional in the arts. Her presentation will focus on her experiences working at the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and MOCA. As a lesser-known career path for art history students, fundraising can be a very rewarding way to combine a love of art history with a sustainable career in art museums.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 4:30pm in ARTS 333

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The Mountains and the Red City: Identity in the Landscape of Almohad Marrakesh

Abbey Stockstill Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University

Abbey Stockstill is completing her dissertation at Harvard University on The Mountains, the Mosque, and the Red City: Abd al-Mu’min and the Almohad Legacy of Marrakesh. Her interests place Marrakesh as a meeting point of the Mediterranean (both North Africa and Iberia) and Sub-Saharan Africa in the period 1000-1500, and incorporate a number of other interests, from performance and ceremonial to technological transmission.
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 5:15pm ARTS Seminar Room 333

Sponsored by the Department of the History of Art

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Mortar, Brick and Pipes: Visiting the Construction Site of Mimar Sinan’s Iskender Pasha Hamam in Sixteenth-Century Istanbul.

Nina Macaraig, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Riverside

Nina (Ergin) Macaraig specializes in Ottoman architectural history, in particular the “lesser” monuments within its canon, such as bath-houses and soup kitchens, as well as sensory aspects of the built environment, about which she has published extensively. From 2008 to 2017, she taught in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Koç University, Istanbul. Her book Cemberlitas Hamami in Istanbul: The Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 5:15pm ARTS Seminar Room 333 Sponsored by the Department of the History of Art

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Encounters in Sindh: Circuits of Mobility and Artistic Transmission at the Makli Necropolis
Fatima Quraishi, Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Fatima Quraishi is completing her dissertation at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Her dissertation, “Necropolis as Palimpsest: The Cemetary of Makli in Sindh, Pakistan”, traces the development of a modest Sufi shrine that grew to become a monumental funerary site. Her other interests include illustrated manuscripts produced in Kashmir in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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