Spring Lectures Examine Art History

UALR Department of Art announces upcoming art history lectures and lunchtime presentations for the spring semester.

The informal lunchtime presentations are a chance for faculty to present their recent travels and research. These presentations are open to the public and held at 12:15 p.m. through 1:15 p.m. in Room 161 of the Fine Arts Building.

• February 8 – Budapest and Prague presented by Dr. Floyd Martin; Ireland presented by Prof. Michael Warrick.

• February 22 – Excavation Series 2010 presented by Prof. Gary Cawood; The Quest for Immortality: Ancient Egyptian Temples and Tombs presented by Dr. Laura Amrhein.

• March 8 – Alaska and British Columbia – Native Cultures of the Pacific Northwest presented by Dr. Heidi Mullins; Iceland presented by Dr. Mullins and visiting artist Osp Karlsdottir.

The art history lectures are also open to the public. On February 20, Dr. Floyd Martin will present Artists at Petworth House, “That House of Art” at 4:30 p.m. in Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Building. This lecture is in  association with UALR Friends of the Arts.

On March 3, Dr. James Farmer of Virginia Commonwealth University will present One Twisted Monkey: Ecuadorian Ceramics, the Classic Moment, and the Search for the “Human” in Ancient American Art at 7:30 p.m. in Room 161 of the Fine Arts Building. This lecture is in association with the 21st annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium. Dr. Farmer will also give a second presentation in Room 161 on Friday, March 4 at approximately 3 p.m. to conclude the symposium.

For more information, contact Dr. Floyd Martin at fwmartin@ualr.edu.

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