As global pandemics and public art exhibitions are not terribly compatible, last week, the Department of Art and Art History Department at the University of Colorado Boulder launched its annual King Exhibition online instead of in a gallery. The digital exhibit, which is the department’s yearly opportunity to celebrate student work, features artwork made by more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students.
In the Persuasive Prints exhibition at the CU Art Museum, prints gathered from the museum’s collection, augmented with loans from CU University Library’s Special Collections, show how artists and printmakers have combined images, text and artistic techniques to persuade viewers. Curated by graduate students in the museum’s practicum seminar, the diverse Persuasive Prints exhibition brings together 35 engravings, etchings, lithographs and woodcuts created from the 1500s to today.
In fall 2020 and spring 2021, the project team of Erin Espelie (assistant professor of cinema studies and critical media practices and co-director of the NEST Studio for the Arts), Brianne Cohen (assistant professor of art and art history), Andrew Cowell (professor of linguistics), and Lori Peek (professor of sociology and director of the Natural Hazards Center) will host a graduate seminar, bringing together dozens of university participants, as well as national and international keynote speakers, visiting artists and a postdoctoral student.
Stroke by stroke, two large murals are adding an eruption of color and expression to the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building at the University of Colorado Boulder. One is being done by a CU Boulder student, Ellie Marcotte, an art practices senior.
From working as a line cook to apprenticing with a violin maker, University of Colorado Boulder ceramics Professor Jeanne Quinn has never followed a straight path but is thrilled to draw upon her diverse experiences as the Department of Art & Art History’s newly appointed chair.
This collaborative project is part of a larger project that surrounds a public art sculpture to commemorate the activism of the Chicano Student Movement, during which Los Seis, as they became known, were killed in two separate and unexplained car bombs on May 27 and 29, 1974.