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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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Through her research on counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and COVID-19, senior relies on design thinking and computer science to help improve people’s lives

Author: Sophia Lauber

With majors in design and computer science through the Reilly Center Dual Degree Program, Hind Zahour knew very little about DNA — but she didn’t let that stop her from joining a COVID-19 research team last summer. When Zahour’s consulting internship was shortened due to the pandemic, she sought out an opportunity related to the global crisis and was invited to work with with an engineering professor, running code code to determine what genes are affected by COVID-19. The tangibility and creativity of Zahour's design major and concentration in industrial design have become the perfect balance to the technical coding work she does in computer science — and the combination has given her a more holistic way of thinking.

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