The international Renaissance Society of America gathered last week in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Three Truman State University Art History alumni and one faculty member were actively involved in conference proceedings. Prof. Jasmine Cloud, a Ph.D. candidate at Temple University, presented a paper entitled "Reviving the Heart (of the City): The Renovation of the Churches on the Roman Forum", Dr. Ryan Gregg (Webster University) presented a paper entitled "Vasari's Decorations for the Giovanni Delle Bande Nere Room in the Palazzo Vecchio", and Dr. John Garton (Clark University) organized two sessions entitled "Physiognomy, Disfigurement, and the Early Modern Grotesque", one of which was chaired by Dr. Julia DeLancey (Truman State University).
Congratulations to senior Art History major Elmer Stunkel who just let us know that he was selected for an internship at the Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn!
This semester, as always, many Truman State University students have been active as volunteer docents in the University Art Gallery. Many are members of Art History Society, but the Gallery also has docents from Departments across campus; for example, a number of Communication Disorders majors and Disability Studies minors docented for the recent "4 Real 4 Faux" exhibition. Anyone interested in being trained as a Gallery docent should contact Prof. Aaron Fine, Gallery Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org; in addition, anyone interested in arranging for a docent-led Gallery tour may also contact Prof. Fine.
Congratulations to all the students who submitted work to and had work accepted for exhibition in the Forty-Fourth Annual Student Juried Exhibition. The show was juried by Truman Curatorial Fellow Prof. Brandelyn Dillaway and will be on display in the main gallery until April 12, 2011. Currently on display in the side gallery are selected works by Rene Gagnon, also curated by Prof. Dillaway.