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Memorial Art Gallery exhibit presents G. Peter Jemison’s experience of Haudenosaunee culture

Memorial Art Gallery exhibit presents G. Peter Jemison’s experience of Haudenosaunee culture

April 2, 2021

Multimedia artist Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan) has had a career that spans decades and nations, influencing generations of contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists alike.

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It’s the ‘Season of Warhol’ at the Memorial Art Gallery

It’s the ‘Season of Warhol’ at the Memorial Art Gallery

February 1, 2021

The influential career of celebrated American artist, film director, producer, and publisher Andy Warhol is on full display in “Season of Warhol,” three simultaneous exhibitions at the Memorial Art Gallery through March 28.

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New research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas

New research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas

October 16, 2020

Rochester scholars in the humanities and social sciences will study migration in the Americas in a ‘temporary research center’ supported by a Mellon Sawyer Seminars grant.

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Memorial Art Gallery reopens as Finger Lakes region enters Phase Four

Memorial Art Gallery reopens as Finger Lakes region enters Phase Four

June 29, 2020

With masks, social distancing, and other safety measures in place, the University’s museum has reopened and is once again welcoming visitors.

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Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva Receives Inaugural President’s Ferrari Humanities Research Award

Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva Receives Inaugural President’s Ferrari Humanities Research Award

May 13, 2020

The assistant professor of history is the first recipient of the award, which will support research for his forthcoming book, In the Wake of the Raid: Piracy, Captivity and the 1683 Raid on Veracruz.

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What to stream: Add some Rochester to your queue

What to stream: Add some Rochester to your queue

April 16, 2020

You’ll find University of Rochester connections in some of your favorite movies, musicals, and television series, all ready for binge watching.

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One of the world’s oldest globes is ready for its close-up

One of the world’s oldest globes is ready for its close-up

February 26, 2020

Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project colleagues have created a 3-D model of one of the treasures of the New York Public Library, the Hunt-Lenox Globe, one of the first globes to show the New World — and to warn “Here be dragons.”

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Multispectral imaging unlocks a Smithsonian treasure’s secrets

Multispectral imaging unlocks a Smithsonian treasure’s secrets

January 23, 2020

This tiny book was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1925. It’s made up of 147 folios of parchment, or treated animal hide, stitched together. The “over text”—the visible text—is of an Armenian prayer book, suspected to date from the 15th century. But there is also an “under text”—a work that was erased to recycle the parchment for the over text. The Smithsonian has turned to University of Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project to help solve the mystery of what that long-ago effaced text might be.

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Rochester historian takes a role in preserving world cultural heritage

Rochester historian takes a role in preserving world cultural heritage

November 20, 2019

Peter Christensen, an associate professor of art and art history at the University of Rochester, has a new role as a juror advising the United Nations in its work designating UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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