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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 […]


Save the Date: Graduate Workshop, February 2015

The department will host a graduate workshop on “Merce Cunningham and His Legacies” with presentations by Carrie Noland (Professor of French, University of California, Irvine) and Katherine Markoski (Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum). February 19, 2015, 4-6 p.m. (tentative), location TBA.


Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art concentrates on the visual, material, and built aspects of the Ancient Near East from the fourth millennium BCE to the Hellenistic period.


Visualizing Music Through Medieval, Renaissance Works at Walters Art Museum

Check out an exhibition on “Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts” at the Walters Art Museum, curated by History of Art graduate student, Chiara Valle, the Zanvyl Krieger Fellow in the Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the museum. Read the article in The Baltimore Sun.


Graduate Students Awarded Special Fellowships

Rachel Danford was awarded a 2-year pre-doctoral Kress Foundation Institutional Fellowship, to conduct her research at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich, to advance her dissertation on the use of stucco in early medieval architectural sculpture. Nathan Dennis was awarded a 2-year Rome Prize in Ancient Studies from the American Academy in Rome, to advance […]


Making Medieval Art Come Alive

History of Art PhD alumnus C. Griffin Mann, the Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was featured in the latest issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine. Read the article in Arts & Sciences Magazine.


Undergraduate Students Recipients of Research Awards

Kirsten Burke was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship to conduct her research project titled “Northern Renaissance Painting: A New Perspective,” and a Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award to explore whether the emotional significance of the visual modality and the auditory modality influence each other in her project titled “Interaction of the Visual and Auditory […]