News & Announcements Archive

Does History Still Matter?: October 16 and October 17, 2015

Join the Department of the History of Art for an interdisciplinary conference titled, “Does History Still Matter?,” on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2015.  The conference will begin on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in Gilman 50.  For more information, please see the Program. Poster


2015 Rosen Lecture

Please join the Department of the History of Art for the 2015 Rosen Lecture Darby English, Starr Director of the Research and Academic Programs Clark Art Institute Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:00 p.m.


Exhibition opening: “Presenting: Lettrism”

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MSEL M-level, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Romanian-born French poet Isidore Isou (1925-2007) founded Lettrism in Paris in the late 1940s. Emerging from the pre-WWII avant-gardes Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism, Lettrism presents itself as “chiseling” received forms of communication, carving language down to individual letters and likewise reducing artistic mediums to their […]


Speech as Object in Konrad Witz

Christopher P. Heuer Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, CASVA Tuesday, April 14 6:00 P.M. Hackerman B17 Presented by The Department of History of Art’s Graduate Student Lecture Series


Building for the Beyond: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas

Join the Department of the History of Art for the Distinguished Lecture in Art of the Ancient Americas with Joanne Pillsbury of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The lecture topic is “Building for the Beyond: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas.” The lecture will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 7 p.m. in Mason […]


“Merce Cunningham and His Legacies”

Date/Time: Thu. Feb. 19, 2015, 4–6 p.m. Location: Gilman 208 Details: The Department of the History of Art will host a graduate workshop on “Merce Cunningham and His Legacies” with presentations by: Carrie Noland Professor of French, University of California, Irvine Katherine Markoski Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum Organized by: Dr. Molly Warnock Assistant […]


Old Things/New Approaches: Museums, Universities, and the Public Humanities

Date/Time: Mon. Feb. 9, 2015, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Location: Johns Hopkins University Mason Hall Auditorium Details: “Old Things/New Approaches: Museums, Universities, and the Public Humanities” Elizabeth Rodini, Director, Program in Museums and Society; Teaching Professor, History of Art Department; Krieger School of Arts & Sciences 90-minute program to begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.; followed by food, […]


Student curated exhibition at The Evergreen Museum & Library

Check out the exhibition “From Here to Eternity: The Symbolism of Evergreen’s ‘Eight Immortal’ Scrolls,” curated by History of Art undergraduate major Shilei Chen, at the Evergreen Museum & Library.  The exhibition is open through May 2015 in the Evergreen Dining Room.


Andrea Mantegna: Making Art (History)

Andrea Mantegna: Making Art (History) presents the art of Mantegna as challenging the parameters of the history of art in the demands it makes upon historical interpretation, and explores the artist’s potentially transformative impact on the study of the early Renaissance. Features an array of new methodologies for the study of Mantegna and early Renaissance art […]