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February 7th: Congratulations, Prof. Hyman!

The Department of the History of Art is delighted to announce that Prof. Aaron Hyman’s article, “Inventing Painting: Cristóbal de Villalpando, Juan Correa, and New Spain’s Transatlantic Canon,” was awarded the 2018 Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize from the College Art Association. For more information, please see the press release is: http://www.collegeart.org/news/2018/01/25/caa-announces-2018-awards-for-distinction-recipients/ Congratulations, Prof. Hyman!


February 6th: Lecture by Reiko Tomii

Join the East Asian Studies Program and the Department of the History of Art for a lecture by Reiko Tomii, independent art historian and curator, entitled, “Wilderness as Method, Contemporaneity as Method.” The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in Gilman 50.


January 5th: New PhD Admissions Deadline

The Ph.D. Program in the Department of the History of Art is welcoming applicants to apply through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018. Please click here to apply.


Perfection’s Therapy: An Essay on Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I

Albrecht Dürer’s master engraving, Melencolia I, has stood for centuries as a pictorial summa of knowledge about melancholia and an allegory of the limits of earthbound arts and sciences. Zealously interpreted since the nineteenth century, the work also presides over the origins of modern iconology. Yet more than a century of research has left us […]


October 20: New York City Field Trip

On Friday, October 20th, 2017, Dr. Feldman’s graduate seminar, entitled “Image, Form, and Function: Seals and their cultural context in the ancient Near East,” traveled to New York to visit The Morgan Library and Museum. First published by Edith Porada in 1948, the collection of cylinder seals is unrivaled in the United States, spanning from […]


December 1: Seminar with Prof. Alva Noë

The Department of the History of Art, Department of Philosophy, and the International Arts + Mind Lab at the Brain Science Institute, School of Medicine present a seminar by Alva Noë, University of California, Berkeley, on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Gilman 132. The seminar will be an informal presentation of Strange […]


November 30: Lecture with Prof. Alva Noë

The Department of the History of Art, Department of Philosophy, and the International Arts + Mind Lab at the Brain Science Institute, School of Medicine present a lecture by Alva Noë, University of California, Berkeley, on Thursday, November 30th at 6 p.m. in Mergenthaler 111. The lecture will be titled “Three Styles of Seeing.”


November 14: Lecture with Prof. Saloni Mathur

The Department of the History of Art, along with the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, presents a lecture by Saloni Mathur, University of California, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Gilman 50. The lecture is titled “A Fragile Inheritance: Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art.”