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Acquisition policies

We’ve covered how the University can buy art, but there’s another question we haven’t answered yet. What rules does the University follow to make decisions about buying art? While it …

Womanhood and feminism

Feminism is the belief in equal treatment between the sexes. It is one of the most influential ideologies to emerge in the twentieth century. In the field of visual arts, …

Monuments and anti-monuments

Let’s start by watching two short video clips, both of which record important moments in world history. This is the opening scene from Sergei Eisenstein’s film, October (1928) which depicts …

Objects and non-objects

Here’s a question that might not have crossed your mind before: what is an object? It might seem like a strange thing to ask, but this is something that art …

The relationship between art and well-being

In the last activity, we encountered several examples of art that made people feel angry, dismissive or feel nothing at all. Some of the students who disliked the new sculpture …

Common terminology for sculpture

Here are some subjects and common terminology for sculpture. Are any of these terms unfamiliar? If you feel uncertain about the definition of any of these terms, do some research …

Who was Sally Arnup?

Sally Arnup (1930-2015) was one of the finest figurative bronze sculptors of her age and had a well-earned reputation both nationally and internationally for her life-like animal sculptures. She was …