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Making the Man: 'Suiting' Masculinity in Performance Art

Description: This paper examines research on the significance of clothing, specifically, the "men's suit," in select examples of contemporary American performance art. Drawing on sociology and art history, it considers the suit as a form of communication, and it suggests that performance artists Chris Burden, Paul McCarthy, and Vanessa Beecroft have used the "men's suit" to explore and communicate something about masculinity as a socially and culturally constructed hegemony.
Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Cornwell, Alicia & Way, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Honors College

[Van Gogh's House]

Description: Photograph of Vincent Van Gogh's house in Paris, France. The house is visible in the foreground with a black car in front. Other buildings are visible in the left background.
Date: 1965
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The Eighteenth Century Worker: Goya's Tapestry Cartoons and the Influence of the Enlightenment [Presentation]

Description: Presentation for the 2011 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the eighteenth century worker and Francisco de Goya's Tapestry Cartoons and the influence of enlightenment.
Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: England, Erin; Hopkins, Caitlin; Thompson, Shana & Donahue-Wallace, Kelly, 1968-
Partner: UNT Honors College

American Women Artists and the Female Nude Image (1969-1983)

Description: This research surveys ideology and iconology in the presentation of the autobiographical and biographical female nude as envisioned by American women artists in the painting, drawing and printmaking media from 1969 to 1983. Contemporary dialogue by critics, artists and feminists on the definition of feminine content led to the articulation of the undraped nude torso as the central icon of the study. This static icon was pushed through a variety of styles into multi subtleties of iconology. The female nude by women artists is autobiographical even in biography emphasizing self-identification and authenticity. General constraints were placed on the survey the definability or explicit articulation of the female torso as opposed to suggestive imagery, the time frame in which the nude was created, and the chosen media for study. Art historical methodology was employed to descriptively examine image and intent of the nude presentations in references through time as well as visual traditions of symbology. This survey began at the turn of the century for historical background to emphasize the greater proliferation of the nude from 1969 to 1983. There were limitations specifically associated with the earlier time frame (1900-1969)--the lack of art educational opportunities for the female student, the socio-political climate dealing with the acceptability of the nude, and a very general lack of attention from the publishing market towards women artists. Six artists were identified: Lillian Genth, Romaine Brooks, Margarite Zorach, Isobel Bishop, Louise Nevelson and Louise Bourgeois. The coalescence of socio-political circumstances around 1969, allowing for the greater incidence of the female nude occasioned the selection of 1969 as a perimeter of research. Within 19 69-1983 a greater number of artists and a far greater number of works were evident, seventeen in all, including Alice Neel, Marisol, Mary Frank, Nancy Spero, Joan Brown, Sylvia Sleigh, Martha Mayer Erlebacher, ...
Date: August 1986
Creator: McEwin, Florence Rebecca
Partner: UNT Libraries

Your healing is killing me

Description: "Your Healing is Killing Me is a performance manifesto based on lessons learned in San Antonio free health clinics and New York acupuncture schools; from the treatments and consejos of curanderas, abortion doctors, Marxist artists, community health workers, and bourgie dermatologists. One artist's reflections on living with post-traumatic stress disorder, ansia, and eczema in the new age of trigger warnings, the master cleanse, and crowd-funded self-care."--Back cover.
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Date: 2017
Creator: Grise, Virginia
Partner: UNT Libraries

Stan Kenton

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton sitting at the piano with music manuscript. A seated audience is visble behind him. Imprint on the bottom left: Stan Kenton and his Orchestra; Personal Management: Carlos Gastel. Imprint on the bottom right: Management, General Artists Corporation.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Music Library

A study of the landscapes of S. Gertrude Schell (1891-1970)

Description: The topographical landscapes of Miss Schell represent diversity in subject matter and media that includes oil, watercolor, and lithograph pencil scenes of Canada, New England, and Pennsylvania. Documentation used in the research included interviews and correspondence with her friends and students; photographs and slides of her paintings and drawings; exhibition lists of her works; and writings of her art ideals.
Date: May 1975
Creator: Hardy, Diane Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries

Stan Kenton

Description: Headshot of Stan Kenton. Imprint on the bottom left: Stan Kenton and his Orchestra; Personal Management: Carlos Gastel. Imprint on the bottom right: Management, General Artists Corporation.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Music Library

An Investigation of Criteria Used to Identify Artistically Gifted Children

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine and investigate -the criteria used to identify artistically gifted children and attempt to determine their validity. Sources of data included interviews with art teachers, interviews with children in combination with observations, and observations of characteristics cited in the literature. With one exception, the criteria which these art teachers used to identify artistically gifted children correlate with criteria found in the literature. There appeared to be, however, some characteristics with which these art teachers were not familiar. One characteristic found in the literature was neither listed by these art teachers nor observed by the investigator. Results indicated that these art teachers may value different types of characteristics than the experts.
Date: December 1982
Creator: Schulz, Dee Ann Watson
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Program: Affirmations]

Description: Program for an art exhibit featuring artist Schroeder Cherry at the James E. Kemp Gallery. The Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters hosted this exhibit June 12 - August 31, 1994.
Date: June 1994
Creator: Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Program: An Amazing Grace]

Description: Program for an artist exhibition hosted by the Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters July 16-30, 1984. The program contains a list of each showcased artist and their work.
Date: July 1984
Creator: Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Artists

Description: Pamphlet containing details on the 1988 Annual Summer Gala event hosted by the Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters at the James E. Kemp Gallery to feature African American art and artists. The pamphlet lists the various artists, their featured works, and those works' prices.
Date: 1988
Creator: Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections