Art History and World Art Studies at UEA has strong expertise and interests in the history of North and South American art.
We provide a focus for staff and students who wish to foster discussion, debate and collaborations concerning research and teaching in relation to the visual arts of North and South America.
There is a growing group of PhD research in the historical art of the United States, much of it undertaken in collaboration with staff and students from our leading American Studies courses, which concern the study of the USA and its culture.
The art collections housed within the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts feature many works produced in the Americas, both historical and recent. These include iconic works by world-famous artists as well as lesser known, but no less historically significant, examples of American artistic cultures.
The Sainsbury Centre is also the venue for major temporary exhibitions focusing on artists from the Americas, with exhibitions engaging visitors with a broad range of installations and artwork.
Members of academic staff who are affiliates of the new Centre include
Dr Aristóteles Barcelos Neto - Lecturer in the Arts of the Americas, Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
Dr Simon Dell - Senior Lecturer
Prof Paul Greenhalgh - Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Dr George Lau - Lecturer Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
Prof David Peters Corbett - Professor of Art History and American Studies
Semana Santa en los Andes (Holy Week in the Andes)
In 1970 Huaraz was massively destroyed by an earthquake. Survivors tell that a group of processional images, known as Jew and Roman soldiers, miraculously saved themselves from the destruction. These soldiers, the quintessence of heterodox forms of Catholic cult in the region, are widely celebrated during Holy Week, the most important religious festival in Latin America.
A ethnographic film project by Aristóteles Barcelos Neto, Lecturer in the Arts of the Americas in the The Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU).
(right) Image from the film "Holy Week in the Andes" by Aristóteles Barcelos Neto (2012)
Recent Films by Aristóteles Barcelos Neto