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‘Cultural maintenance’: 2017 art history alumna restores classic works at Vatican Museums

Author: Andy Fuller

Sophia Bevacqua ’17, an art history major now serving a five-year fellowship at the Vatican Museums, works with seven laboratories dedicated to preserving and restoring the site’s vast collections. She is something of an intermediary in restoration projects. She works with the laboratories to determine which works of art will be restored, which methods will be used to do the work, and how much each project will cost. She then works to match upcoming restoration projects with benefaction from the museums’ pool of approximately 2,400 donors. She’s also working on an exhibition curated by Vatican Museums director Barbara Jatta of pieces that will tour major museums in the U.S.

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MFA student Shreejan Shrestha selected for 'Global Grad Show' in Dubai

Author: Nora Kenney

This week, Notre Dame graduate student Shreejan Shrestha travels to Dubai to showcase his work in the Global Grad Show, taking place November 12-17, 2018. Organized in partnership with the Investment Corporation of Dubai, the Global Grad Show is Dubai Design Week’s signature event, featuring 150 innovative projects and inventions selected for their potential to improve conditions for a variety of communities. With participants traveling to the show from institutions like Harvard, MIT, and the Royal College of Art, Shrestha joins an international cohort of artists, designers, and engineers applying creativity and talent in the service of the common good. 

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Mon Dec 24, 2018

Christmas Celebration - Campus Closed

Location: 306 Riley Hall

The Department of Art, Art History & Design will be closed for the Christmas celebration from Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, to Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019. The office will respond to your phone calls and emails as soon as possible upon our return. 

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Fri Feb 8, 2019

Revisions: Contemporary Native Art Exhibition Public Reception


Location: Snite Museum of Art

This exhibition focuses on acts of revision, reuse, and reconfiguration in recent work by Indigenous artists. Drawing on both the permanent collection and selected loans, the exhibition brings together diverse artists who share an interest in the way forms evolve over time, across space, and between cultures.

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