Nina Macaraig will be teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor Winter 2018

Nina Macaraig received her doctorate in Islamic Art History from the University of Minnesota in 2005. From 2005 to 2017, she worked at Koç University, Istanbul, first as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, then as Instructor in the Department of History, and finally as faculty member in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, where she became Associate Professor in 2014. In 2010, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Kunsthistorische Institut in Florence, Italy. Fall 2015 she spent as Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University, and in Spring 2016, she held a Getty Fellowship for her project on “Heavenly Fragrance from Earthly Censers: Conveying the Immaterial Through the Sensory Experience of Material Objects.”

The World of Tomorrow: The Westinghouse Time Capsule of Cupalloy (1939)

Dr. habil. Johannes Endres, Professor of Art History

The Westinghouse Time Capsule of Cupalloy was designed and deposited on occasion of the 1939 World Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Deemed capable of resisting the effects of time for 5,000 years, the capsule aims to preserve an account of the “universal achievements” of the Western world for a distant future. My talk will discuss crucial aspects of its planning, content and mission, as they present themselves against the backdrop of the World Fair, the historical moment in time, and the material, visual and literary culture to which the capsule both appertains and testifies. Of particular interest will be the capsule’s “survival strategies,” that is to say, its material and logistic provisions made against the adversities of time and oblivion, as well as its “heterotopian” properties – properties that result from a culture’s attempt to picture itself from the viewpoint of its own extinction.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:10am in ARTS 333

On view October 12 through December 29.

Join us at the Riverside “Long Night of Arts and Innovation”, October 12, 5 to midnight, to slip into the alternate worlds offered by three stereo viewers installed on the Main Street Pedestrian Mall in Riverside, CA. Each is loaded with five 3-dimensional images drawn from the California Museum of Photography’s archive of more than 300,000 stereographs. Curated by UCR alumna Angelica DeJesus, advised by Susan Laxton, Associate Professor of the History of Photography at UCR.

Pedestrian Mall, Culver Arts Center, 3834 Main Street, Riverside

Support for this project has been provided by the UCR Office of Undergraduate Education, The Center for Ideas and Society, UCR International Affairs, The California Museum of Photography, and the City of Riverside Arts and Cultural Affairs Division.

The Third Annual Wong Forum on Art and the Immigrant Experience


Friday, November 3, 2017

Hammond Dance Studio at UCR ARTSblock

3834 Main Street, Riverside, CA

Free and Open to the Public

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

5:30 PM Reception


Schedule of Events:

1:00 – 1:10 PM

Welcome Remarks: Jeanette Kohl

Introduction: J.P Park

1:10 – 2:30 PM

Derek Murray, University of California, Santa Cruz

“The Self-Portrait in a Narcissistic Age”

Dora Ching, Princeton University

“Fascinating Faces: Identity and Type in Chinese Portraits”

2:30 – 2:50 PM


2:50 – 4:20 PM

Maria Loh, Hunter College

“Status Update”

Amy Freund, Southern Methodist University

 “The Name of a Dog: Eighteenth-Century Portraiture and the Question of the Animal Self”          

4:20 – 4:40 PM                                                                                                             


4:40 – 5:30 PM

Conrad Rudolph, University of California, Riverside

“FACES: Faces, Art, and Computerized Evaluation Systems”                    

Closing Remarks



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Brazil and Argentina’s History Found in the Layers of Paint

Assistant Professor of Art History Aleca Le Blanc is the co-curator of an art exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Read more in UCR Today:




Breaking Conventions: Interdisciplinary Methodologies & Art History

Saturday, May 20, 2017

6th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Culver Center for The Arts in Downtown Riverside, CA

UC Riverside – Department of The History of The Art

Keynote Address: Dr. Carolyn Dean, University of California, Santa Cruz

 View the 2017 conference schedule

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

The Department of History of Art, Center of Ideas and Society, CHASS Dean’s Office, UCR Graduate Student Association

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