In Feb – May 2019, Associate Professor Shaoqian Zhang was a visiting professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, where she taught one art history seminar on East and West artistic and cultural exchange. During this time, she delivered one public lecture at the 798 art zone, titled “Immortal Image and Mortal Body: Chinese Political Portraits at Their Crossroad in the Early Twentieth Century.” She also participated in the conference at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, “Revolution and Art - Commemorating the Centennial Birthday of Gu Yuan.” Her paper was titled: “Traversing the media · Re-shaping the theme: Gu Yuan’s Watercolor Paintings in the 1950s-60s.”

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Dr. Cristina Cruz González will present the paper, "Mystics, Miracles, and Mimesis: Female Piety and the Hagiographic Image in the Spanish World," at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, on September 6, 2019. The presentation is part of the event, "Women of the Book: A Conference on the Spiritual Lives of Early Modern Women." The two-day event is open to the public, for a complete program click here.

Dr, Louise Siddons co-curated an exhibition with Robert Flynn Johnson, “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist," and is currently on view at the California Center for the Arts (Escondido, CA). The exhibitionis the subject of a wonderful review by Steve Horn, for the Coast News. 

Coast News Article 

Robert Flynn Johnson is curator emeritus at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and a recent speaker at the OSU Museum of Art in conjunction with our student-curated exhibition, “Intentional Exposure,” this spring.

Robert and Louise curated the exhibition in 2011, and it has traveled to a number of venues including the Naples Museum of Art (Naples, FL), the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME), Carnegie Arts Center (Turlock, CA), Foothills Art Center (Golden, CO), Texas A&M University Gallery (College Station, TX), Fundacion Canal (Madrid, Spain), Frick Art & Historical Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), and the Newcomb College Art Gallery at Tulane University (New Orleans, LA).