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Congratulations, Alisa Rantanen!

Author: Lonnie Atkinson

Please congratulate Alisa Rantanen for winning a Divisional First Place in the 2011 Design the Next Studebaker Competition.

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Graphic Designer Robert Sedlack Wins Pair of National Awards

Author: Kate Cohorst

Robert Sedlack, an associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Art, Art History and Design, recently won two American Graphic Design Awards for University-related projects.

Graphic Design USA magazine honored Sedlack ’89 for his work on the Parallel Currents exhibition catalogue for the University’s Snite Museum of Art and for Words for Painting, an artist’s monograph showcasing the work of Notre Dame Assistant Professor Jason Lahr.

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2010-2011 Newsletter

Author: Lonnie Atkinson

University of Notre Dame
Department of Art, Art History & Design
2010-2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the first annual newsletter from the Department of Art, Art History & Design at the University of Notre Dame. This newsletter gathers together news items and events associated with our department in 2010-11. It is our hope that this will give you the opportunity to consider all the work we do and to reflect upon the outstanding achievements of our faculty, our students, and our alumni.…

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And the winners are...

Author: Lonnie Atkinson

Congratulations to both Ceramics MFA Jessica Zekus and Ceramics Professor Bill Kremer for their award winning pieces in the 33rd Elkhart Juried Regional art show!

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But will I get a job?

Author: Lonnie Atkinson

Contrary to what some might assume, especially given the current job market, University of Notre Dame Studio Art, Art History and Design majors have demonstrated consistently high rates of placement after graduation.

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Senior’s Interactive Toy Design May Aid Children with Autism

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When Notre Dame senior Dan Jacobs signed up for an elective while studying in London last year, he wasn’t expecting that his course selection—seemingly unrelated to his industrial design major—would spark the idea for his B.F.A. thesis project, or potentially help thousands of children.

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Exhibition of Italian Prints and Drawings on View at the Georgia Museum of Art

Author: artdaily.org

"The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art" is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through August 7. The exhibition features 53 works on paper produced in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. 

Guest curators Babette Bohn, professor of art history at Texas Christian University, and Robert Randolf Coleman, associate  professor of art history at the University of Notre Dame, chose these prints and drawings from the collections of GMOA and Giuliano Ceseri because they provide rare insight into the training, working habits and creative process of artists. Read More

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Graphic and Industrial Design MFAs Accept New Positions

Author: Heather Rhoda

We are pleased to announce that even more of our graduating MFA students have accepted faculty and consultancy positions. Aaron Huffman will soon be joining the faculty at his alma mater, Cedarville University, as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. After graduation, MFA candidate Charlotte Lux plans to join a Chicago-based consultancy, IA Collaborative, where she had the opportunity to intern last summer.

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Students reflect on Italian Drawings Seminar

Author: Heather Rhoda

On April 19th, students in the Italian Drawings Seminar had a chance to meet with Jack Reilly, Snite Museum of Art benefactor and advisory council member.  Under the direction of Dr. Robert Randolf Coleman, undergraduate and graduate students researched sixteen Italian drawings dating from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, most of which were given to the Snite Museum of Art by Mr. Reilly. During the informal meeting, Mr. Reilly talked with the students about their experience in the seminar, how they conducted their research, and what they learned in the process. The seminar culminated in catalogue of essays written by the students.  The drawings are on display until May 22 in the Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery in the Snite Museum of Art.…

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Brigid Mangano named runner up for 2011 Undergraduate Library Research Award

Author: Heather Rhoda

Brigid Mangano’s Honors Thesis in Art History, “Guillaume Bodinier and the Meaning(s) of ‘Italianness’ in Nineteenth Century France," has been selected as a runner up for the 2011 Undergraduate Library Research Award.  

Brigid will be presented with the cash award of $500 on Friday at the Undergraduate Research Conference.

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ND Design Students in the News

Author: Heather Rhoda

The College of Arts and Letters has recently written a few news stories on some recent accomplishments by our design students. Check them out!

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Maria Tomasula receives teaching award from Office of the Provost

Author: Shannon Chapla

Joyce and Dockweiler Awards

Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and three faculty were honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, but recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations.

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Jackson Zorn's Work Included in Traveling Exhibition to China

Author: Heather Rhoda

Second year MFA painting candidate Jackson Zorn received the honor of having his work included in the 2011 Wet Paint Exhibition in Chicago, and now his work will be included in a traveling exhibition to China. 

The National Wet Paint Exhibition is an unprecedented show that will feature top MFAs from colleges and universities across the United States and will travel to two venues in China: the Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Museum of Shunde. 

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Jason Cytacki, MFA '11, Accepts Tenure-Track Position

Author: Heather Rhoda

dont_fence_me_in_cytackiOut of a pool of approximately 150 applicants, Jason Cytacki (MFA 2011) has accepted a tenure-track teaching position in painting at the University of Oklahoma where he will begin his new job in the fall of this year. Being one of two full-time painting faculty, he will play a strong role in building the painting program of the art department.   

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BFA Candidate John Traub Selected as ND's 2011 IDSA Merit Award Winner

Author: Ann-Marie Conrado

After a grueling deliberation by the judges, John Traub was selected for the breadth and significance of his work combined with his very strong core ID skills. John will represent Notre Dame at the IDSA Midwest Conference to be held in St. Louis next weekend April 1-2, where he will present his work in front of a crowd of over 500 regional professionals, educators and students.

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The Art Bulletin Names Kathleen Pyne Essay Among Century’s Best

Author: Chris Milazzo

According to The Art Bulletin’s recent centennial anthology, this 1996 article is one of the top 32 essays “that made a difference to us as art historians and as people”—considered among the “greatest hits” since the journal’s debut.

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Riley Prize and BA Show Submissions Deadlines

Author: Heather Rhoda

Monday, March 21st is the deadline to submit essays for the Riley Prize in Art History and Criticism. Bring essays to 306 Riley Hall by 4:00pm.

Also, March 21st is the deadline for student submissions for the annual BA Show. Bring works to the Isis Gallery by 3:00pm. 

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Congratulations to Stephen Pennington and Ryan Geraghty

Author: Ann-Marie Conrado

We are excited to share some recent national and international success of industrial design undergraduate student Ryan Geraghty and graduate student Stephen Pennington in the Department of Art, Art History & Design.

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Graduate Student Reshapes Breast Cancer Diagnosis Procedure

Author: Joanna Basile

Charlotte Lux, a graduate student in the University of Notre Dame Department of Art, Art History, and Design, is using her skills as an industrial designer to rethink the way breast cancer patients experience a particularly stressful diagnostic test.

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Seen & heard on campus

Author: Heather Rhoda

Stressed-out students on the library’s 12th floor during the last week of classes aren’t newsworthy, of course, unless they’re fashioned out of plastic wrap and packing tape. A librarian found a sculpture of two such figures

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Snowman Welcomes Back Students

Author: Paul Murphy - WNDU

University of Notre Dame students returning to campus from winter break get use out of the record snowfall.

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