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Professor Heather McPherson 

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Professor Heather McPherson will be acting as one of the Miami art fair correspondents for Two Coats of Paint. Stay tuned for a couple of photo essays/short texts she’ll write about Art Basel and NADA (New Art Dealers Association) this weekend. 

Sharon Butler started Two Coats of Paint in 2007 to share reviews, commentary, news, and background information about painting and related subjects in 2007. Since then, Two Coats has gained an international following and been sponsored by many organizations, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Pulitzer Foundation, the New York Studio School, and and the Brooklyn Museum. The New York Times, New York Observer, NPR, PBS News Hour, The New Criterion, WNYC and other news organizations have all linked to posts on Two Coats of Paint at one time or another.


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Professor Deborah Johnson

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Professor Deborah Johnson will be presenting a paper, “Beygency’:  Power, Sex, and Subjectivity in the Feminist Politics of Beyoncé (Knowles Carter),” at the Women’s Leadership Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, England, Decemeber 8-10, 2014.

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​Professor Thomas Strasser 


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The Archaeological Institute of America awarded  the Cotsen Excavation Grant intended for “mid-career” project in 2013 to Professor Thomas Strasser, for his work at the Mesolithic site of Damnoni  on Crete.

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Professor Deborah Johnson



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Dr. Johnson conducts arts and culture research for Rhode Island state collaborative project:

 

Professor Deborah Johnson worked with Rhode Island College Professor, Dr. Frances Leazes, Lucas Dieter and Providence College art history major, Patricia Krupinski, on a research paper entitled “Measuring Successful Arts & Culture Strategies” for the College & University Research Collaborative. The organization, a partnership between Rhode Island’s colleges and universities, generates non-partisan research to help lawmakers make economic development decisions. Johnson’s project, which recommended creation of a centralized Rhode Island Arts & Culture sector was one of five conducted by faculty at seven colleges and universities, funded by a $100,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. In addition, she continued her research on Rrose Selavy, the gender bending alter ego of Marcel Duchamp, and began work on third wave feminist theory and pop culture icon, Beyoncé​

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​Professor Joan Branham 

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Lecture: Strategizing the Sacred in the Jerusalem Temple. Professor Joan Branham spoke at Siena College as one of the two scholars in residence. Her presentation was held November 2, 2014 . Read more​

 
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Professor James Janecek


Professor James Janecek of the Art and Art History Department recently received the Prix de Print award from Art in Print, a bi-monthly international art publication focused on fine art printmaking. The Prix de Print juror, Andrew Raftery, an artist, historian and professor of printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design, discusses J.X.E. 358, Janecek's winning print, at length in the January/February 2014 issue. Read at the article.

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