OBLER Receives SECAC AWARD for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication

Intimate Collaborations: Kandinsky and Münter, Arp and Taeuber
Intimate Collaborations
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28 October 2015
For Immediate Release

OBLER Receives SECAC AWARD for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication

Dr. Bibiana Obler, associate professor of art history at George Washington University, is the 2015 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication for the 2014 Yale University Press publication of Intimate Collaborations: Kandinsky and Münter, Arp and Taeuber. The committee noted that the publication has an “unusual focus” and that “the author uses two artist-couples to examine early 20th century modernism, while also considering gender roles and how gender terminology is part of thinking about degrees of abstraction.” The committee described this handsome publication as “engendering a new understanding of the complex relationship of abstraction and applied art in the early 20th century.”

SECAC facilitates cooperation and fosters on-going dialog about pertinent creative, scholarly and educational issues between faculty and administrators in universities, colleges, community colleges, professional art schools, and museums. Although the organization originated with the twelve states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, members are throughout the United States and abroad.

SECAC fulfills its purpose in part by sponsoring an annual fall conference, hosted by an institution of higher learning. The conference provides members with a forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns relevant to the practice and study of art. The organization also publishes a newsletter and the scholarly journal the SECAC Review.