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In memoriam: Douglas Kinsey, 88, professor emeritus of art

Author: Kate Garry

Doug Kinsey

Douglas Kinsey, an artist and professor emeritus in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, died May 21 at his home. He was 88.

Kinsey joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1968 after earning his M.F.A. at the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College. Before coming to Notre Dame, he taught at Oberlin, the University of North Dakota, and Berea College.…

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A&L senior crafts her own story — blending German, studio art, and history into children’s book senior thesis project and pursuing career in costume design

Author: Indonesia Brown and Josh Weinhold

What do studio art, German, history, fairy tales, and subverting gender tropes have in common? Notre Dame undergraduate Naya Tadavarthy has used all of them in creating her senior thesis project. Tadavarthy’s wide range of academic interests have now culminated in a perfect ending — she’s writing and illustrating a children’s book about German author Gisela von Arnim, who was creating protofeminist fairytales as a teenager in the 1840s, at a time when the world lacked female-focused literary figures.

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2022 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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Progress via people, products, and ideas: Notre Dame professor brings concepts from designing breakthrough medical tech into the classroom

Author: Pat Milhizer

James Rudolph’s creative exercises can be measured in movement — from surgical robots making precise actions while replacing knees and hips to a handheld device that determines whether cancer treatment is working without breaking the skin. In his work, the Notre Dame assistant professor of industrial design is focused on discovering important problems in order to create a better future, a mindset he maintains in the classroom, where his students are designing everything from marketable products to physical environments to artistic experiences.

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The Riley Prize in Art History & Criticism – Now Accepting Submissions

Author: Dept. Staff

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 award winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

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Meet the (ND) Maker: Sienna Wilson ’22 Uses Photography to Transform Concepts of Loss

Author: Shannon Rooney

Sienna Wilson ’22 says she and photography were always “meant to be.” The Kentucky native has had a camera in her hand since she was two years-old and took pictures whenever she could growing up. When she was little, she was fascinated by the images on the screen of the family’s digital camera and this fascination has only grown. Taking pictures as a matter of course became natural as her family traveled a lot, and she began capturing the interesting places they went. 

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