News & Announcements Archive


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.


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.”