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.
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.
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.
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.
The 21st McCloskey New Venture Competition awarded more than $250,000 in cash and in-kind prizes on Friday during a livestream ceremony that culminated the event.
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.
The Riley Prize was established by Radwan and Allan Riley to be awarded by the Department of Art, Art History and Design in recognition of a distinguished essay in art history or art criticism written by a Notre Dame Student.
The Gero Grant supports travel and related expenses for a research paper, senior thesis, or capstone studio project in pursuit of a B.A. or B.F.A. degree in studio art or art history. The Wrappe Family Grant supports summer internships of rising seniors (current juniors) who will be partaking in a summer internship. Applications are due April 16, 2021.
Isaac Duncan III, a Brooklyn, New York native and Afro-Cuban descendant, received a BFA degree in 1997 from Notre Dame, and a certification of secondary art education from St. Mary's College. In 2004, he completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the University of Kentucky.
Notre Dame senior Margaret “Meg” Burns, an art history major from San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a 2021–22 Luce Scholarship. The scholarship provides a stipend, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia, with a goal of enhancing the understanding of Asia among potential leaders of American society. Burns is Notre Dame’s 10th Luce Scholar in total and its third since 2014.