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As part of Dr. Nygren's AH405 Prints and Printmaking course a small exhibition, Axel Haig and Georges Rouault; Spiritual Impressions in a Changing Europe, was on display in the spring and summer of 2015 in the back room of the Julio Fine Arts Gallery. The website for the exhibition is available here.

In connection with work done by Dr Boeye's AH325 Gothic Art and Architecture and AH406 Museum Studies classes, a 14th century Spanish statue of the Virgin and Child has been reinstalled in a new exhibition in the Loyola/Notre-Dame Library.

Faculty News

Dr. Nygren will present his paper “The Monumental Grotesque in the Frescoes of San Miguel Arcángel in Ixmiquilpan (Hidalgo)” at the Renaissance Society of America Conference in Boston in March 2016.

Dr. Nygren participated in a Giovanni dell Robbia study day at the Walters Museum. He presented his research on the museum's Giovanni della Robbia's Temptation of Adam and Eve.

Dr. Headley presented her paper “Boston’s Banished Bronzes: William Wetmore Story’s Edward Everett and Robert Krauss’s Theodore Parker,” at the Deerfield-Wellesley Symposium (Outside the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England), in Historic Deerfield, MA.

Dr. Nygren was profiled in the online edition of Loyola Magazine.

Dr. Nygren's essay “Commo vera scientia: Piero della Francesca and the Problematic Science of Perspective” has appeared in Vanishing Boundaries: Scientific Knowledge and Art Production in the Early Modern Era, eds. A. Victor Coonin and Lilian H. Zirpolo (published by the WAPACC Organization).

Dr. Boeye presented a paper “Iconographic Innovation in Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-Century English Psalters” at the symposium "Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600-1500" at The British Museum (London).

Dr. Boeye presented a paper “Reference and Person in the Historiated Initials of the St. Albans Psalter” at the symposium "Seeing and Reading in Twelfth-Century England" which was held at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance.

Dr. Nygren's review of Stephen J. Campbell and Michael W. Cole's Italian Renaissance Art appeared in the on-line review publication CAAReviews  in February, 2014.

Student News

For her senior project, under the guidance of Dr. Headley, Nicolle Meilly curated the exhibition Honore Daumier: Caricaturing Bourgeois France. The exhibition was in the Julio Fine Arts Gallery on Loyola's campus through August 2015. 

Alumni News

Grace Boyen ('15) is attending on a scholarship Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea. Upon completion of the program she will receive a Masters in International Studies.

Noah Kearney ('13) is attending the Higher Education M.A. program at Boston College beginning in the fall of 2014.

Elizabeth Berry ('12) is working in the sales department of the Baltimore convention center.

Lily Sehn ('12) will shortly graduate from the M.A. program in art history at American University. She is also employed in the Registrar's Office at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

Katie Fow ('12) is working in the Registrar's office at the Freer/Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC.

Colleen Grant ('11) has received her M.A. in Museum studies from George Washington and is now employed by the National Museum of American History where she is helping with the rehousing of the museum's collection.

Alex Fricchione ('11) graduated in 2015 with an M. Arch from RISD.

Nell Fortune Greeley ('10) graduated from the art history Master's program at George Washington University in May of 2013 and is currently working as an acquisitions document specialist at the Smithsonian Museum of American History..

Nora Benedict ('10, minor) is a student in the Spanish doctoral program at UVA. Her current work looks at word and image in a manuscript by Borges. She has recently published an article in the Spanish journal Decimononica with the title "'Los golpes de escoplo': El arte de grabar como metafora en La desheredada" that examines printmaking as metaphor in the work of Benito Perez Galdos.

Molly Muraca ('09) graduated from the MA program in Art Therapy at George Washington University in Spring 2013 and is currently working as an out-patient mental health counselor and art therapist,.

Jessica Urban ('08, minor) is currently working in educational program development at the Cincinnati Museum of Art.

Alyssa Porambo ('08) is the newly hired Public Relations Manager for the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Ali Kozlakowski ('08) is a Senior Press Officer at the Metropolitan Museum in New York where she focuses on modern art and photography. She previously worked in PR at Tom Ford Beauty.

Laura Klebanow ('08) is ‎a Marketing Writer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Courtney Bancroft ('08) has received her doctorate in psychology from Pepperdine University.

Peggy Sell ('07) is currently employed at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas

Kate Civitello ('07) is a staff lawyer at K & L Gates in Washington, DC, specializing in consumer financial services

Elizabeth Riordan ('06), a recent graduate of the law school of St. John's in New York, is clerking for Judge Carmen Ciparick of the New York Court of Appeals.

Keri Smotrich ('06): Is in her second year of the Doctor of Psychology program at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA

Alexis Romano (Fine Arts/Art History), a PhD candidate in the History of Dress at the Courtauld Institute in London is a co-founder of the Fashion Research Network, which aims to promote and share the work of PhD candidates and early-career researches in fashion and dress studies.

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