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Recent News

Prof. Alshaibi awarded Non-Fiction prize by Arab American National Museum

Associate Professor of Photography, Sama Alshaibi's contributions to the anthology of essays and artworks, We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in A Time of War, edited by Dr. Nadje Al-Ali and Deborah Al-Najjar include the essay "A Tale of Two Exiles" as well as several artworks from her projects "Between Two Rivers" and "In This Garden". The anthology has been awarded the Non-Fiction prize by the 2014 Arab American Book Prize.

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MFA Alumna Clare Benson 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar

Art MFA alumna, Clare Benson, has been selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Sweden. She will join over 100,000 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni who have undertaken grants since the program began in 1948.  Congratulations, Clare!

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UA Visual Communications Professors and Student honored with UCDA Award

Ground|Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River designed by UA School of Art Visual Communication Professors, Ellen McMahon, Kelly Leslie, and then MFA candidate, Jonathan Black, was named "Best in Show." Ground|Water also received the "Gold Award" in the Book Category and one of three "Judge's Awards." It is in the permanent collection of the UCDA.

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School of Art Professor, Dr. Widdifield co-awarded prestigious ACLS Fellowship

Professor of Art History, Dr. Stacie G. Widdifield and Dr. Jeffrey M. Banister (Assistant Research Social Scientist and Assistant Editor at the Southwest Center; Assistant Professor in the School of Geography and Development, SBS) were awarded a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowship for their project on The Visual Culture of Water in Early 20th Century Mexico. Congratulations Dr. Widdifield!

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Upcoming Events

Clouded Reflections, Thomas Saffle

Venue Lionel Rombach Gallery

July 29, 2014 - August 29, 2014

Clouded Reflections, Thomas Saffle event image Imagery of stormy weather as a metaphor for personal introspection is the central theme of Thomas Saffle’s exhibition, “Clouded Reflections.” Life’s tribulations nearing, happening, or passing are reflected as distant thunderheads, enveloping storms, and passing rain clouds. The atmospheric skies are symbolic of the artist’s life and of his personal trials real or illusory in these black and white drawings and prints.

Lecture: Jonathan Petropoulos, “The ‘Real’ Monuments Men…”

Venue University of Arizona

October 15, 2014

Professor Jonathan Petropoulos: "The ‘Real’ (and Reel) Monuments Men, the Gurlitt Cache, and the Continuing Challenges of Nazi Looted Art,” Wednesday, October 15, 4:00 p.m., UA Hillel, 1245 E. 2nd Street, Mountain A and B Room.

The Give and Take, Bauer and Potter

Venue Joseph Gross Gallery

May 28, 2014 - August 29, 2014

The Give and Take, Bauer and Potter event image Closing Reception: Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:30 -7pm. The Give and Take, explores the psychological and emotional responses to the material of the pop culture lexicon. Both Bauer and Potter adapt, appropriate, alter and excavate our shared public domain in an attempt to decode how we attach meaning to the iconography of our culture.