Art History Senior Methods Seminar

Memory and Modernity: Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints of the Natural World

March 3, 2023 - April 15, 2023

In East Asia, artists have long dedicated themselves to capturing the fleeting moments of nature through the lively renderings of birds, insects, flowers, and animals. Collectively known as "bird-and-flower" images, the genre's rich symbolisms make them an ideal vehicle to mark and celebrate auspicious events. In the early 20th century, high demand of bird-and-flower images from the Western market prompted the production of modern prints of flora and fauna, especially in Japan. This exhibition features prints of the natural world created primarily for the Western market. Balancing naturalism with artifice in the vivid depictions of birds, insects, flowers, and other auspicious animals, artists honored the prestigious tradition while also innovating the genre with modern techniques and methods. 

This exhibition is curated by senior art history majors Ellie Mariani, Sydney Nguyen and Ava Zadrima under the direction Ren Wei.



Senior Studio Majors

Thesis Exhibition

April 28, 2023 - May 21, 2023

This exhibition features projects by senior studio art majors Kate Altman, Nate Chaves, Josephine Cook, FaSade Fagoroye, Stephanie Henderson, Caitlyn Longest, Anika Naimpally, Belle O’Shaughnessy, Matthew Presite, Olivia Schapiro, Iris Shaker-Check and Han Trinh under the guidance of Eleanor Conover with with the assistance of Todd Arsenault, Andy Bale, Rachel Eng, and Amy Boone-McCreesh.