Accepted Student Day
The Accepted Students Day on March 20, provided an opportunity for the BGC to welcome many of the students who will enter in the Fall of 2013.
During a roundtable discussion, staff and faculty members Jeffrey Collins, Kimon Keramidas, Deborah Krohn, Ulrich Leben, Michele Majer, Dean Peter N. Miller, Paul Stirton, and Catherine Whalen shared their own journeys to studying and thinking about material culture. Dean Miller then introduced the students to our exciting new initiatives, including the Mellon-funded Cultures of Conservation. After lunch with staff and faculty, the students were introduced to the Digital Media Lab by Kimon Keramidas. Later, a presentation on the Focus Gallery was given by Professor Ivan Gaskell and BGC-AMNH Postdoctoral Fellow Nicola Sharratt.
Students also had the opportunity to sit-in on two classes: American Furniture of the 17th and 18th Centuries with Professor Kenneth Ames and The Social Lives of Things: The Anthropology of Art and Material Culture with Professor Aaron Glass. The day concluded with tea in the 6th floor penthouse, after which Janet Berlo, professor of art history and visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester, presented “’Prime Objects’ of the Gods?: Replications and Transformations of Najajo Sandpainting Imagery” as part of the BGC’s Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar.
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