Art & Art History News Archives

The exhibition committee at Elon University is currently accepting proposals for solo and small group exhibitions for the 2013-14 academic calendar. Priority will be given to work that is in dialogue with contemporary practices and ideas. The exhibition would ideally then be used to expand or frame conversations about contemporary definitions of art, materiality, and/or process. All mediums will be considered. Visit our Art>Exhibitions section for further info.

Tournées French Film Festival at Elon concludes

On Sunday, March 5, Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the closing of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!

Gatti presents at annual meeting of the College Art Association 

Evan A. Gatti, associate professor of art history, co-presented a paper on Feb. 18, 2017 as part of special advocacy session called "Interventions in the Future of Art History" at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York. 

Tournées French Film Festival opens at Elon

On Sunday, Feb., Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the opening of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!


'The Liberators' film screening - March 28

Global Neighborhood Film Series continues today with a film screening in the Global Commons Media Room at 7 p.m.

DiRosa's video work featured in 'Utopia/Dystopia' exhibition at Washington State University

The piece by Samantha DiRosa, associate professor of art and environmental science, titled 'Latitude' is included in the themed exhibition 'Utopia/Dystopia' which opens Thursday, Feb. 2.

Senior BA/BFA Thesis Exhibition - April 28

Opening reception features student artists and their work in Gallery 406 at Arts West beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Senior BA/BFA Thesis Exhibition - May 4

Opening reception features student artists and their work in Gallery 406 at Arts West beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Art history instructor publishes article in the International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

Khristin Landry-Montes, visiting instructor of art history, has published an article with Jeff Kowalski, professor emeritus of art history at Northern Illinois University, in the International Journal of the Inclusive Museum. 

Exhibition on the history of global connections opens at Belk Library on Dec. 7  

Students from a history class will be hosting an exhibition titled “China in the Early Modern World”

Art history professor presents at French studies conference hosted by Brown University

Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, presented a paper Oct. 29, 2016, at the 19th century French Studies Conference hosted by Brown University. 

Hope, Peace, Reconciliation and Love: The Messages of Marc Chagall in his Artwork and Literature

A highly acclaimed speaker on Marc Chagall, Vivian R. Jacobson will visit Elon to lecture on Chagall's love of creating both art and literature.

Elon art history professor presents paper on the material world of the Early Middle Ages

Evan A. Gatti, associate professor of art history and associate director of the Elon Core Curriculum, presented "Frescoes in Fragments: What material loss allows us to see" at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Elon Core Curriculum leaders present papers at national conference in Salt Lake City

Jeffrey S. Coker, director of the Elon Core Curriculum and associate professor of Biology and Evan A. Gatti, associate director Elon Core Curriculum and associate professor of art history, present papers at the 56th Annual Conference of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Elon faculty contribute to Teagle-funded grant for improving teaching in the humanities

As part of the “Collaborative Humanities Redesign Project” (CHRP), a three-year interdisciplinary, cross-campus initiative funded by Teagle Foundation, faculty from Elon, Park and Rockhurst universities and the University of Kansas came together for the third time this September to collaborate on instructional design with the goal to enhance teaching in the humanities.

Art & Art History - Studio Bash and Picnic

The Art & Art History Department kicks off the new year with this annual celebration.  Free food, music, screenprinting and more!

Elon professor explores pride, humility in latest book

The latest book by Shawn Tucker, a professor in Art & Art History Department, is "Pride and Humility: A new interdisciplinary analysis," published by Palgrave. 

Love Art? New Student Group Kicking Off

Elon's Art & Art History department will be kicking off a new student group called the Art Ambassadors on Monday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Arts West 126.

Associate Professor Samantha DiRosa's work on display in solo exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Friday, July 1, Elegy, Samantha DiRosa's latest project, which combines several disparate artworks into one cohesive installation, will open at Living Arts in downtown Tulsa.

Eco-Art students create installations in the Living Studio greenhouse 

This week begins a series of eco-art installations created by students in Samantha DiRosa's Eco-Art course on issues and narratives surrounding the Haw River and Haw River watershed.

 Richard Liebhart publishes archaeological findings on Phrygian tomb

Special expanded issue of Expedition includes essays by and about the adjunct assistant professor of art history and his dig in Gordion, Turkey

Visiting Art History Scholar Holly R. Silvers publishes essay

Silvers's essay links masks from contemporary popular culture with 12th century corbel sculptures in southwestern France.

Communications graduate lands prestigious marketing fellowship

Steven Ebert ’14 is one of 12 individuals selected from a pool of more than 1,500 candidates for a three-year fellowship with WPP, the world’s largest advertising, public relations and branding company.

'Story Magic' Winter Term class creates quilt for local school

Community Action in the Arts

Kirstin Ringelberg presents on neoliberal feminism in contemporary art

At the College Art Association conference in Washington, D.C., the art historian analyzed the intersection of contemporary artists' work, the history and criticism that frames it, and neoliberal elements of third-wave feminism.

Kirstin Ringelberg named recipient of full-year Elon sabbatical

The professor of art history will spend 2016-17 working on a book that explores the life and impact of Madeleine Lemaire, a popular French artist whose studio became a site of queer identification in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Kirstin Ringelberg presents paper on queer feminist reclamation of Belle Époque artist

At the SECAC conference in Pittsburgh, the art historian offered a glimpse into the previously overlooked artist's studio and its celebrated salon events.

I Am Elon with Ben Bridges ’17

As an anthropology major minoring in Latin American studies and art, the rising junior appreciates the versatility that comes with his chosen fields of study.

For art history alumni, a celebratory homecoming

A weekend symposium offered alumni an opportunity to reconnect with their alma mater while sharing their current work as Elon University marked the 10th anniversary of its art history program.

Elon professor publishes book on virtues and vices

Associate Professor Shawn Tucker in the Department of Art and Art History had an anthology of source documents on the virtues and vices in the arts published by Cascade Press.

Ann Pegelow Kaplan publishes on VASA, media arts website

Kaplan's photographs included on VASA, the media arts website produced out of Vienna, Austria.

Grant funds research into 'flipped' classrooms

Seven Elon professors are part of a larger effort funded by the Teagle Foundation to study new classroom approaches to the humanities with an emphasis on engaged learning.

Ken Hassell and Ann Pegelow Kaplan, photography/videography - Sept. 8

Jewish artist Diane Palley to present and lead workshop at Elon - April 24

The world-renowned artist will share her work in the Numen Lumen Pavilion on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Ken Hassell Conducts Research In South Asian London Community

Recently retired Professor of Art Ken Hassell just returned from conducting three weeks of research in the South Asian diaspora of Southall in West London.

Evan Gatti publishes edited volume on the Episcopacy in Medieval Imagery

Evan Gatti, an associate professor of art history, co-edited and authored an essay in "Envisioning the Bishop: Images and the Episcopacy in the Middle Ages," published by Brepols Publishers in their Medieval Church Studies Series.

Evan Gatti presents No/Thing at International Medieval Congress

Evan A. Gatti, associate professor of art history, presented the paper "The Vercelli Roll: The No-Thing That It Is and the Thing It Might Be" in May 2014 in No/Thing: Medieval Art and Apophasis at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

Campus gets 'un-plugged' with arts & sciences extravaganza

Families from surrounding communities visited Elon on May 3, 2014, for an inaugural celebration of the humanities and natural sciences that featured music, dance, exhibitions and hands-on activities for children of all ages.

Student leaders honored at 2014 ODK awards ceremony

More than two dozen Elon University students and one staff member were recognized for their work at a May 1, 2014, Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society program.

Samantha DiRosa's video art piece premieres at UNCG

A video art work of appropriated Meg Ryan romantic comedy film moments, commissioned by saxophonist Steven Stusek and composer Wei Dai, will premiere at a UNCG concert on April 15, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music's recital hall.

A Trip Down 1-85: A Visual History of Atlanta Rap - April 24

David Turner will be presenting his Elon College Fellows undergraduate research, at Trollinger House that examines the imagery of Atlanta Hip-Hop. 

Art History/Lumen Prize alumna Elizabeth Capel '13 published in undergraduate research journal

Works by Samantha DiRosa included in photography exhibit at Torpedo Factory

The Elon associate professor of art and environmental studies collaborated with poet and landscape theorist Jolie B. Kaytes for the project, Gathering Dust: Sediment/Sentiment, which will be on view at Virginia's well-known Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria through Dec. 1.

Art and Art History faculty present at SECAC

The conference is a major forum for presentations and discussions of issues in the art world and draws presenters from all over the country.

Elon celebrates redesigned Arts West gallery

A gift from Adjunct Assistant Professor Barbara Rhoades in honor of her father and great aunt has doubled the space available for campus exhibits in an Arts West venue now named Gallery 406.

Three professors honored with Elon College excellence awards

Kirstin Ringelberg, Kathy Matera and David Crowe in Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, last month received Faculty Excellence Awards for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Shawn Tucker edits special issue of scholarly journal

Shawn Tucker, associate professor of fine arts, edited the special issue of  Interdisciplinary Humanities, which is the flagship scholarly journal in his discipline.

Evan Gatti publishes in Oxford Bibliographies in Medieval Studies.

The associate professor of art history co-edited the article "Art in Italy" and authored multiple original essays and annotations.

Juan Obando presents at CUE Art Foundation. New York, NY.


Juan Obando, assistant professor of art, will be presenting his current video project, Museum Mixtape, at CUE Art Foundation on July 27th.


Evan A. Gatti presents paper at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England

Evan A. Gatti, associate professor of art history, presented "Episcopus 'al Fresco': Episcopal Imagery in the Painted Programs of North Italy at the turn of the Millennium" at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England on July 3, 2013.

Eco-Art interventions to raise awareness and inspire dialogue

Students in Professor Samantha DiRosa's ART 339 Eco-Art class will be carrying out creative "interventions" around campus the week of May 6–10.