WILSON, N.C. — January 19, 2022 — The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is excited to host the Friends of Visual Arts Spring Lecture featuring Dr. Julia McHugh, Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus.
McHugh’s talk will center on several initiatives that she has led to assess, digitize, and critically engage with the Nasher’s Art of the Americas collection through technology. In particular, she will discuss the work she does with Duke students, faculty, and staff to create 3D models, CT scans, and virtual exhibitions of Nasher artworks and the ways in which these tools add to our understanding of the original uses and meanings of these objects.
Seating will be limited and advance reservations are required because of social distancing requirements, but there is no charge to attend the lecture. Masks will be required for all those attending. To make reservations, please contact the Barton Art Galleries at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-399-6476.
About the Speaker —
As the Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives at the Nasher Museum of Art, McHugh develops exhibitions and interdisciplinary collaborations with Duke faculty, students, and staff. She also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History and directs the Museum Theory and Practice concentration at Duke. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and specializes in art of the ancient Americas and colonial Latin America.
Prior to her appointment at the Nasher, McHugh was the Douglass Foundation Fellow in American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a Research Assistant at the Getty Research Institute, where she assisted with the production of “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas,” a major exhibition of Pre-Columbian art.
She has also held positions in the curatorial and education departments of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. McHugh was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in Peru, and has twice received grants from the U.S. Department of Education for the study of Quechua, an Indigenous language spoken in the Andes.