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A Dean's Vision: Dr. Yohuru Williams

Featured Events

Sep 05 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sept. 5 – Dec. 22, 2017

An exhibition exploring the history of the museum and its collection and the remarkable individuals who assembled it.

Feb 17 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas is pleased to host the Third Annual Art Historians of the Twin Cities Symposium.

Feb 21 2018
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Documentary filmmakers Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren screen their documentary AN OUTRAGE, a film about lynching in the American South, and participate in an audience discussion.

Feb 22 2018
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Encountering Religious and Cultural Traditions series offers a conversation with Bob Klanderud, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in Minnesota.

Mar 01 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6 PM, March 2, 2018

Exhibiting Power: 2017-2018 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Apr 06 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for our spring exhibition reception for "Paths to Safan: Power, Place and Sanctuary in Asmat Art"

Apr 07 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Josh Southard presents Applying the Orff Schulwerk: Using Keetman's Building blocks

Apr 12 2018
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture.

Apr 17 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Exhibition opening for "Preserving the Present: The Voorsanger Architects Digital Archive at the University of St. Thomas"

Apr 27 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM

The University of St. Thomas English and Catholic Studies graduate programs will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 27, 2018.

May 03 2018
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Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Scholar Devoney Looser gives a public lecture that explores just how Jane Austen became a celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans.

May 04 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, May 4, 2018, 4:00 PM

Presentations by graduating candidates of the Bachelor of Arts in Art History

May 17 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Presentations by graduating candidates of the Master of Arts in Art History program

Feb 12 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018
10:51 AM - 10:51 AM
Feb. 12 - Jun. 22, 2018

Department of Art History Spring 2018 Exhibition

Jul 22 2018
2017 Seminar Speaker

Sunday, July 22, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The 2018 distinguished scholar-artist is Dr. Maud Hickey, Associate Professor of Music Education in the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Jan 29 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan. 29 - July 31, 2018

American Museum of Asmat Art Spring 2018 Exhibition

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