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Art Historian Nicole Woods Wins Grant from the Graham Foundation

Author: Olivia Williamson

Nicole Woods, a Notre Dame assistant professor of modern and contemporary art history, has won a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Arts. Woods will use the funding to complete her book on American artist Alison Knowles, the sole female founding member of the influential artist collective Fluxus.…

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Neeta Verma: "The Evolving Role of the Designer in the New Paradigm"

Author: Dept. Staff

Presentation at College Art Association’s Annual Conference, February 24, 2018, Los Angeles, CA

The Evolving Role of the Designer in the New Paradigm

Neeta Verma, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame


Within the context of a world where many socio-economic challenges are becoming a shared predicament, the paper examines the evolving role of design/designers to understand how user-centric approaches have introduced research, testing, and validation to the design process. The emergence of web created a seismic shift in the 1990’s–it redefined the crucial role that users began to play in the redefinition of both industrial and visual communication design. Added to this shift, the rapid change of scale at which problems came to be defined, especially within societal contexts, made it imperative for designers to extend their approach beyond disciplinary skills to gaining a deeper understanding of the context within which they operate in an effort to create sustainable impact through design innovation. In this new ecology, in addition to serving as creatives by connecting ‘need’ to ‘gratification’, the role of the designer transformed to incorporate additional roles: that of being a collaborator, facilitator, catalyst, and co-creator.…

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Justin Barfield - Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspective in Printmedia

Author: Dept. Staff

Justin Barfield will be in the exhibition Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspective in Printmedia at the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey curated by Sheila Goloborotko. The Exhibition will take place between May 12-September 2, 2018with the opening reception from 7 PM - 9 PM on May 12. The Exhibition will showcase the work of 18 artists who use printmedia with a sculptural and installation perspective. Below is a brief write up about the exhibition and an exhibition postcard.

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Tue Aug 21, 2018

First Class Day for Fall Session


Location: University of Notre Dame

‚ÄčThank you for your wonderful support of AAHD events this past academic year. We are busy planning exciting events for our upcoming 2018-19 academic year. If you visit the campus this Summer, drop by to say hello. Otherwise, please continue to visit our website or Facebook @NotreDameArt for updates.

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