Indian artist Bharti Kher’s metaphorical piece “Misdemeanors” is currently on display in Shanghai.
Please join University of San Francisco museum studies graduate student Cho Rao at Fromm Hall at USF on May 5 at 7pm for the latest offering by LASER. LASER stands for Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendez-vouz and since 2008 t [...]
This beautiful ebonized wood screen by William Eden Nesfield (1867) was part of Lynn Orr’s favorite curatorial project.
by Merrill Amos
When I learned that internationally respected art curator Lynn Federle Orr would be teaching a course on the intersection of science and early modern art at University of San Francisco this Spring, I kn [...]
by Chhoti Rao
Ray, Conny, Elinoar & Alexa debate curating strategies with John Zarobell at the Palace of the Legion of Honor.
This spring, USF faculty member Dr. John Zarobell has generously donated his time and extensive expertise as an art curator and critic to form an informal study group on curatorial issues and practices open to all [...]
Thanks to scholarship support from University of San Francisco’s Office of Student Leadership and Engagement as well as volunteer opportunities offered by California Association of Museums (CAM), museum studies students Laura Harvey, Alexa Beaman and Conny Bleul attended the annual California Association of Museums conference in Napa th [...]
Ali Abu Amer, USF’s Marjorie Schwarzer (center) and Alya Lootah in Abu Dhabi.
Door-to-door travel time from San Francisco to Abu Dhabi is just shy of 24 hours (if everything goes according to schedule). But the long flight over the North Pole, Caspian Sea and mountains of Iran hasn’t deterred University of San Francisco faculty m [...]
by Cornelia Bleul-Gohlke
We welcome archaeologist and curator Elizabeth Peña to the University of San Francisco faculty. Elizabeth is currently teaching the Museums and Social Justice course. In Fall 2014, she will teach an archaeology elective for Museum Studies students.
As a student in University of San Francisco’s Museum Stu [...]
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Check out this video! On Tuesday February 11, University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery will open its new exhibition, ESCULTURA: Selections from The Mexican Museum’s Permanent Collection on the KHall Rooftop Sculpture Terrace. This exhibition is part of a working partnership with the Mexican M [...]
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On November 12 and 13 USF’s Museum Studies Program welcomed a group of 20 international art conservators to campus for a workshop in fiber identification in our new John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation. The workshop was part of the North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC), a biennial conf [...]
It was energizing. Enlightening. Engaging. And we couldn’t have done it without our generous museum colleagues. This fall, USF’s four inaugural graduate museum studies courses combined lectures, discussions, workshops, site visits and, of course, assignments & readings. In addition to faculty members Paula Birnbaum (Museu [...]