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Metal foundry students create art, forge friendships

Author: Claire Reid

Metal Foundry Photo By Jack Harrington


If you are still scrolling through NOVO looking for a class to fulfill the University’s fine arts requirement, sophomore Graeme Marshall has a recommendation for you: Metal Foundry.

“The class is focused on making art pieces by pouring liquid metal into a mold, called a void, and then cooling it,” said chemical engineering major Graeme Marshall. …

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With prestigious fellowship, art historian to study work of ‘acidic’ African American painter who made a mark among the Beats

Author: Pat Milhizer

Nicole Woods, a Notre Dame assistant professor of art history, has received the Leonard A. Lauder Visiting Senior Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, a world-renowned institution that brings scholars to Washington, D.C. She will spend much of the spring semester in the nation’s capital, working in the archives of the National Gallery of Art as well as the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress. Woods is studying the paintings of Bob Thompson, an African American painter from Kentucky who ran in the Beats' social circles in Greenwich Village after World War II.

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Video: Passion Projects

Author: Dept. Staff

Isabella Di Bono '21 came to Notre Dame from Honduras to major in economics. But as she began her studies, she felt drawn to another field - art.

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Elizabeth Lang ‘01 Owner and Executive Producer; Liz Lang Creative

Author: Dept. Staff

Raised in Ohio before landing in South Bend and receiving a BFA in Photography, Liz Lang and her career progressed west (for the most part) after her graduation ceremony. Liz began her career in Chicago, then she moved to Los Angeles in 2003, to begin a long career in the media and entertainment industry. In LA, she first worked for Warner Brothers Television eventually starting her media company Liz Lang Creative in 2011.

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Kate Sunderlin and Ben Sunderlin shape a future in the lost art of traditional bell-making

Author: Dept. Staff

ND alums Kate (ND ’13) and Ben Sunderlin (ND ’15)  operate B.A. Sunderlin Bellfoundry in Ruther Glenn, VA. They recently wrote to the department with an update on their unique and successful bell-making business. As the only traditional bell foundry in the United States, they carry on the time-honored tradition of bell making techniques first developed in Europe.

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2021 MFA/BFA/BA Honors Award Winners

Author: Dept. Staff

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design would like to congratulate all our award winners at this year's MFA BFA BA Honors Thesis Exhibition.

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"Master, Pupil, Follower: 16th-to-18th Century Italian Works on Paper" awarded Honorable Mention

Author: Dept. Staff

The exhibition Master, Pupil, Follower: 16th- to 18th Century Italian Works on Paper at the Georgia Museum of Art (Dec. 21, 2019 to Mar. 8, 2020), was organized by Robert Randolf Coleman, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of Notre Dame, and MAHS board member; Nelda Damiano, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, Georgia Museum of Art; and Benedetta Spadaccini, Assistant Keeper of Prints and Drawings, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan. 

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