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"Embodiment and Decoration: Henri Matisse's Rosary Chapel in Vence, France" by Lauren Burgess

Although Henri Matisse’s Rosary Chapel in Vence, France was completed when the artist was 82 years old, it was the first piece the painter referred to as his “masterpiece.” Despite its prestige within Matisse’s extensive body of work, the chapel is minimally discussed in comparison to many of his paintings.

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Lauren Burgess

Lauren Burgess is a senior majoring in HAA and Communication Rhetoric with a Studio Arts minor. Lauren has been an active on Pitt’s campus both in academic pursuits and student organizations.  In the spring of 2013 Lauren received a Small Grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research to travel to New York City to conduct research for her honor thesis.

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"Curating Minimalism at the Carnegie Museum of Art" by James DiBitetto

In many respects, the scholarly history of Minimalism, an artistic movement beginning in the 1960s that focused on the creation of reductive art, is quite extensive. Much is written about the formal qualities of Minimalist works as well as their production. Despite this, not much focus has been paid to the reception of these works, and almost no focus has been directed toward the display and curation of Minimalist art.

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"Learning Through Teaching: Answering the Question of Why Art History Matters" by Daniel Augenbraun

In the fall of 2013 I received word of a program called Encounters: Art in the City. I, along with four other art history majors, signed on to teach this pilot program at the local magnet school, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy (SciTech).

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"Study of Senses Culminating in Religious Experience for the Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux" by Allison Reitz

The Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux is a book of hours designed between 1324 and 1328 CE specifically for Queen Jeanne d’Evreux, wife of King Charles IV of France. It was intended as a prayer book for Jeanne’s private use which is supported by the handheld size (3 ½ by 2 ½ inches). The visual interaction with the images, symbols and text that gave instructions to Jeanne will be researched.

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Senior Design Studio Portfolio: Mitchell Stein

The portfolio is known to be the collection of a student’s work throughout their undergraduate, graduate, or professional career. When I look at mine, it is a reminder of the all the thought, the trial and errors, the strategies, and the programming that it took to create such work. Each page of my portfolio is a chapter of my time here at Pitt in the Architectural Studies program.

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Mitchell Stein

My name is Mitchell Stein and I am a senior, Architectural Studies major with a minor in Studio Arts. I’m 21 years old and a native to the great city of Pittsburgh. I am a member of The Delta Chi Fraternity here on Pitt’s campus, which I have been a part of since my freshman year. Architecture has always been my passion; since I was a young boy, I played with any sort of toy that allowed me to design and build something.

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"Painting with Light: The Composite World War 1 Photography of Frank Hurley" by Stephanie Selya

Australian WWI photographer Frank Hurley was hired to record the events of WWI for the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Better known for his photographs of the Endurance expedition into Antarctica, Hurley’s photographic recordings of WWI have generally been overlooked. Experiencing war firsthand, he felt that he could not accurately represent the war without being permitted to make composite photographs, images derived from multiple photographic negatives.

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Jamie Falco

Jamie Falco graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in December with a dual degree in Architectural Studies and Business, accompanied by a minor in Economics and Italian. Jamie has held various internships throughout her time at the University, including working with Passive House certified architects and a large home staging company in Rome, Italy.

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Danica Cooper

Danica Cooper will graduate with honors this spring from the anthropology department with a concentration in physical anthropology, a certificate in African studies, and a minor in museum studies. She came to Pitt with experience in student teaching and has continued to do so in Swahili language classes. She has always been interested in music, and is the Equipment and Facilities Operations Manager and Transcription Specialist for Pitt’s first show choir.

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