News & Announcements Archive


Caplan-Rosen Lecture on April 12

The Department of the History of Art is delighted to announce its annual Caplan-Rosen Lecture, to be given by Molly Nesbit, Vassar College, on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Maryland 110 at 6 p.m. The lecture is titled, “Light in Buffalo: When Foucault Kept Manet in Mind.” Please see here for a campus map.


Lecture by Verity Platt on April 10

The Department of the History of Art, along with the Department of Classics, presents a lecture by Verity Jane Platt, Cornell University, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Gilman 50. The lecture is titled, “Orphaned Objects: Pliny’s Natural History and the Phenomenology of the Incomplete.”


Distinguished Lecture in Art of the Ancient Americas on March 29

The Department of the History of Art is proud to present the annual Distinguished Lecture in Art of the Ancient Americas on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Mason Auditorium. This year’s speaker will be Carolyn Dean, Professor in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa […]


Student Seminar with Prof. Carolyn Dean March 29

The Department of the History of Art will be hosting Carolyn Dean, Professor in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz on Thursday, March 29, 2018 for a student seminar entitled “Understanding Inka Abstraction: An Alternative Hermeneutics.” The seminar will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Hodson 216. […]


Book Discussion with Prof. Merback on March 8

The Department of the History of Art is very excited to announce an event in celebration of Prof. Merback’s new book, Perfection’s Therapy: An Essay on Albrecht Durer’s Melencolia I. A book discussion with Prof. Merback, Jonathan Crary, and Colin Eisler will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. at 536 W […]


2018 Graduate Student Symposium to be held March 10

The Department of the History of Art is delighted to announce the annual Graduate Student Symposium. The Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:30 am in Mergenthaler 111. Breakfast will be served prior to the Symposium at 10:00 a.m. in Gilman 177.


Professor Aaron Hyman awarded 2018 Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize

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. Congratulations, Prof. Hyman!


Lecture by Reiko Tomii February 6

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.