News & Announcements Archive


Prof. Mitchell Merback Named Guggenheim Fellow

The Department of the History of Art is delighted to announce that Professor Mitchell B. Merback has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his project, Recognitions: Visual Poetics and Narrative Experience in Medieval and Renaissance Art. Please see the press release from the Guggenheim Foundation for more information. A write-up was also included in a recent […]


March 28, 2016: Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award

The Department of the History of Art congratulates Mary Seo, Chloe Zhao, and Songnan Wang on receiving a Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award. Mary’s project is entitled, “The Politics of Placement: Ancient and Contemporary Display of Costa Rican Monumental Sculpture,” and is directed by Prof. Lisa DeLeonardis, with Prof. Rebecca Brown as adviser. Chloe’s project focuses […]


April 12, 2016: Rosen Lecture

The Department of the History of Art presents the 2016 Rosen Lecture, given by Dr. Michael Leja, entitled “An Archaeology of Image Culture: The Presidential Election of 1840” in Mergenthaler 111 at 6:00 p.m.


CAA Conference Reception: February 4, 2016

The Department of the History of Art invites you to a reception/reunion at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference on February 4, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 PM. The reception will take place at Petits Plats, 2653 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, a short 2 minute walk from the conference hotel. If you have questions, please […]


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 […]