News & Announcements Archive


Congratulations, Prof. Brown and Prof. Merback!

The Department of the History of Art is delighted to announce that Prof. Rebecca Brown has been promoted to full professor and Prof. Mitchell Merback has been named to the Arnell and Everett Land Professorship in the History of Art. Both are effective as of January 1, 2019. Congratulations, Prof. Brown and Prof. Merback!


Prof. Stager in ASAP/J

The Department of the History of Art is delighted to announce that Professor Jennifer Stager has just published an article on Aslı Çavuşoğlu: The Place of Stone in ASAP/J.


Congratulations, Prof. Hyman!

The Department of the History of Art is delighted to share that Prof. Aaron Hyman, along with Dana Leibsohn of Smith College, has been awarded the Association of Print Scholars 2018 Publication Grant to support the forthcoming publication related to their project “Washing the Archive: Indigenous Knowledge, European Prints, and Colonial Histories of Latin America.” […]


March 7th: Distinguished Lecture in Art of the Ancient Americas

Distinguished Lecture in Art of the Ancient Americas Thursday, March 7, 7pm, Mason Auditorium Stephen Houston, Brown University A Universe in Stone: The Politics of Belief on a Classic Maya Lintel This talk addresses a set of monuments that graft Maya dynastic politics onto concepts of sun, moon, seasons, and other solar patterns. Among the […]


Congratulations, Prof. Lakey!

The Department of the History of Art is delighted to share that Prof. Christopher Lakey’s new book, Sculptural Seeing: Relief, Optics, and the Rise of Perspective in Medieval Italy, has just been published by Yale University Press.


November 28th: The ‘Long Sixties’ in Europe – MSEL Exhibit

Please join the Department of the History of Art for an opening reception to celebrate “Robho in Context,“ an exhibition of avant-garde materials from Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections curated by students in Professor Molly Warnock’s upper-level undergraduate seminar, “The ‘Long Sixties’ in Europe.” The student-curators and faculty member will be there to guide you through […]


New Spring 2019 Courses

The Department of the History of Art is excited to announced a new Spring 2019 course, AS.010.219- The Art of Colonial Latin America. The course is taught by Prof. Aaron Hyman and meets Monday/Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. This course offers a broad introduction to the arts of colonial Latin America: students will become […]


New Intersession 2019 Course

The Department of the History of Art is thrilled to announce that doctoral student Miriam Grotte-Jacobs will be teaching an Intersession 2019 course. Course AS.010.107.13 African American Art of the Twentieth Century will meet on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please see the Intersession Programs page.


Curatorial Workshop with Melissa Ho on November 30

Please join us for a talk by, and discussion with, Melissa Ho, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s curator of 20th-century art. Ho will be discussing her current exhibition project, “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975.” This event is the second in a series of workshops with prominent curators sponsored by the Department of History […]