By Ginette Verstraete Hello Everybody. My best wishes for a happy and inspiring 2018! My name is Ginette Verstraete, Professor of Comparative Arts and Media, and currently also in charge of the BA and MA programs in Arts and Culture. My new position, as Opleidingsdirecteur Kunst en Cultuur (Director of Education), started in September 2017,… Read More A New Year’s Wish from the New Director of Education at Arts & Culture!
By Suki de Boer As external PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam, I research how art professionals who work for multinational corporations write about the art-related activities of these corporations and how this affects the public image of art in a corporate context. I’m actually not an alumnus of the VU. In 1999-2000 I received… Read More The life of a PHD candidate
Research Institute CLUE+ and the Stevin Centre for History of Science and Humanities are proud to present the Stevin Seminar # 26 “Knowledge collection in the manuscripts of fray Juan Ricci de Guevara (1600-1681)” Juan Ricci de Guevara entered the Order of Saint Benedict at the age of 26 and combined his religous duties with his artistic… Read More Seminar – Juan Ricci de Guevara (1600-1681)
Last weekend, the exhibition Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity closed at the London based Leighton House, former home to the artist and contemporary of Alma-Tadema: Sir Frederick Leighton. After the modern styled Fries Museum in Leeuwarden in 2016-17 and the spacious baroque Belvedere Museum in Vienna last Spring, the exhibition reached its third and final… Read More Closure of the Alma-Tadema project
By Marlies Peeters, ReMa student Critical Studies in Art and Culture Sad news reached me last week as I learned of the passing of Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen, one of the partners of the design studio LUST together with Jeroen Barendse and Thomas Castro. This studio, located at a crossroads between graphic design and new media, closed… Read More LUST: Generating Graphic Design’s Future
By Martijn van Beek Last week Justin Bieber revealed an impressive new artwork on his chest. New York based tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy spent three days in Beverly Hills to embellish the singer’s torso. The design was McCurdy’s suggestion and was created over the course of three weeks. It includes angels, a skeleton… Read More Why Justin Bieber is Important for Architectural History
We are very pleased to invite you to a Graduate Lecture by Ellen Prokop PhD, titled “The Digital Art History Lab at The Frick Collection: Towards a Critical D.A.H.” on Friday 24 November 3.30-5.15, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Main Building, hall 14a00 (The Frick Collection / New York University / Hunter College, City University of New York) A… Read More Graduate Lecture: The Digital Art History Lab at The Frick Collection