Art Buzz January 30, 2012: Alexander Nemerov: Yale Art History Professor Nemerov might leave for Stanford next year

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Yale Art History Professor Nemerov might leave for Stanford next year

Source: Yale Daily News, 1-30-12

In the final lecture of his legendary art history survey, Prof. Alexander Nemerov comments on the man turning away in "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus," pictured above. Might he turn away from Yale and go west?

In the final lecture of his legendary art history survey, Prof. Alexander Nemerov comments on the man turning away in “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus,” pictured above. Might he turn away from Yale and go west? Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Alexander Nemerov GRD ’92, an esteemed art historian and chair of Yale’s History of Art Department, may leave for Stanford after this school year, he said in a Monday interview.

Nemerov, whose “Introduction to the History of Art: Renaissance to the Present” was the most popular class on campus this semester, has not yet accepted or rejected a recent offer from Stanford. The professor declined to comment about when he needs to act on the offer, which he said he received during or after Shopping Period.

The chair of Stanford’s Art History department could not be reached for comment on Monday.

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Art Buzz January 30, 2012: The Smithsonian: Art History Related Black History Month Events

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Source: WUSA9, 1-30-12

The Smithsonian museums have a slew of film, lectures and performances in celebration of Black History Month. Most of these events and activities are free.

Here are the list of events courtesy of the Smithsonian:

Feature Event

The Institution will kick off Black History Month at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum Saturday, Feb. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with its “Black History Month Family Day” celebration. The day includes performances by guitarist Warner Williams and step team Taratibu; Can You Spell Harlem?, a puppet show by Schroeder Cherry; hands-on arts and crafts activities; a video project with the Hirshhorn’s Artlab+ teen videographers; and many interactive activities to celebrate family and heritage….READ MORE