Keith Holz publishes new article: “After Locarno: German Painters in the Parisian “Picture Factory,”

Keith Holz recently published a new article: “After Locarno: German Painters in the Parisian “Picture Factory,” in Academics, Pompiers, Official Artists and the Arrière-garde: Defining Modern and Traditional in France, 1900-1960. Edited by Natalie Adamson and Toby Norris. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, November 2009, Chapter IV, pp. 113-137. [ISBN13: 978-1-4438-1361-7, ISBN: 1-4438-1361-3]

“Fade To Black.”

The Department of Art is proud to present “Fade To Black.” This is the first of what is planned to be an annual show that is intended to highlight the art and talent of Western Illinois University’s African American art students. During Fall 2009, Stephen Taylor, a graduate intern in the Malpass Library, contacted Charles [...]

Hutinger Gift Supports Visiting Artist Fund at WIU through 2013

Longtime arts supporter, activist and humanitarian, Patricia Hutinger made a commitment Monday to support the Western Illinois University art department’s Visiting Artist Fund through 2013. Hutinger’s gift is made in honor of her son, Scott Hutinger, who passed away in June 2007.
Hutinger has been an active patron of Western’s art department, Art Gallery and most [...]

Professor Holz to present in Munich at the Center for Advanced Studies; and at the German Historical Institute in Moscow

Keith Holz has had his paper “Recasting exiled artists groups as transnational diasporic communities,” accepted in the conference “Networks of Exile - Artistic Interconnection, Interdisciplinary Exchange and Patronage after 1933.” This international conference is organized by the Institute for Art History of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, and will be held in Munich at the Center for [...]

WIU Chair of Art elected to lead the Professional Practices Committee of the College Art Association

At the annual meeting of the College Art Association (CAA) in Chicago, Charles Wright, Chair of the Department of Art at Western Illinois University was elected to serve as Chair of the CAA’s Professional Practices Committee. Founded in 1911, the College Art Association:
* Promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the [...]

2010 “Exploring Media” Show

Professor Tim Waldrop is at it once again currently organizing an annual exhibit titled “Exploring Media,” which makes use of non-traditional materials as a theme. For the upcoming 2010 exhibit, the chosen medium is glitter. Professor Waldrop noted that Glitter is an interesting addition to the list of “unorthodox materials” from previous years. He [...]

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