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Living out a dream: Artistic immersion in London

Author: Joanna Byrne

In her application for the London Global Gateway, Rachel Mills’ described a daydream that she often had in South Bend. The fantasy scenario involved her exiting the tube station into Trafalgar Square, and walking the through crowds of buskers, commuters and tourists to reach her place of work: the National Gallery.

While a career at the National Gallery remains an ambition for Mills, her time in London brought her vision to life in more ways than she ever expected.

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Nanovic Grant Recipient Receives Research Fulbright

Author: Connor Bran

Steven Lemke, a past recipient of the Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies, has been awarded a 2019-2020 U.S. Fulbright Open Study/Research Fellowship to Slovakia to explore the relationship between communal architecture and identity. Lemke, a 2019 Master of Fine Arts graduate in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at the University of Notre Dame, received critical support by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and its Catholic Universities Partnership, during the rigorous application process.

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PLS major turns fascination with King Arthur into unique senior thesis — an original, illustrated book

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

Joan Becker, a senior majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies, has traveled to Germany, Belgium, France, and Wales to explore real-world places important to the Arthurian legends. Now, Becker is funneling her experiences abroad and in her PLS classes into a unique senior thesis — a handmade and hand-bound book about King Arthur, in the style of the first books printed in the late medieval era. 

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Theology, studio art, and Irish studies come together in undergraduate’s creative research project on Ireland’s holy wells

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

Junior Anja Renkes will bring her three academic disciplines together in an international research experience this summer at the Dublin Global Gateway in the Irish Internship Program. She plans to create paintings of Ireland’s holy wells — small springs with devotional significance — that capture the area’s landscape as pure gift from God.

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Notre Dame Graduate Students and Training Innovations Garner Recognition

Author: Trish Bredar

Notre Dame Graduate School’s innovations in graduate training garnered strong recognition at this year’s 75th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS), March 20-22 in St. Louis, Missouri. The meeting fostered discussions and workshops on the theme of “Changing Times: Challenges and Innovation in Graduate Education” with faculty and staff dedicated to graduate training from universities throughout the Midwest.

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2019 MFA/BFA/BA Honors Award Winners

Author: Dept. Staff

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

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Lemke a Recipient of the 2019 Fulbright Scholarship to the Slovak Republic

Author: Dept. Staff

Steven Lemke MFA '19 has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Slovak Republic for the 2019–2020 academic year. Lemke will make work (and possibly even teach) at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava with their Sculpture in Architecture and 3D Virtual Space program. And with the help of the Nanovic Institute and Catholic University Ruzomberok, he has arranged to conduct research throughout the region.

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Art talk about the Fluxus Artist Alison Knowles by Nicole Woods

Author: Dept. Staff

In this talk, Dr. Woods reconsiders House of Dust (as a digital poem, and later translated as free-standing sculptures) in relation to the emergence of new uses of public art—especially the antinomies between what we can conceive of as a public and works made within publics—in the late 1960s and early 1970.

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