News & Announcements Archive


Distinguished Lecture in Art of the Ancient Americas on March 7

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 […]


Prof. Lakey new book published by Yale University Press

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

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 […]


Curatorial Workshop with Melissa Ho on November 30

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 […]


Lecture with Prof. Diane Bodart on November 26

Lecture with Prof. Diane Bodart on November 26
The Department of the History of Art’s Graduate Student Lecture Series, along with the Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe, presents a lecture with Prof. Diane Bodart (Columbia University)  at 6 p.m. in Gilman 50 on November 26, 2018. The lecture is titled, “The Mirror-Shield of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.”  In her […]


Curatorial Workshop with Michelle Kuo on October 26

Curatorial Workshop with Michelle Kuo on October 26
Please join the Department of the History of Art for a talk by, and discussion with, Dr. Michelle Kuo, The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. Dr. Kuo will be presenting material from her current book project, on Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.). This event is the […]


Austen-Stokes Ancient Americas Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow 2019-21

The Department of the History of Art at The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Art of the Ancient Americas to begin July 1, 2019. Fellows will teach one class each semester (undergraduate or graduate), work with the Austen-Stokes Professor in Ancient Americas, and participate fully in the life […]


Willem de Kooning’s Monumental Sculptures: The Artist /Artisan Collaboration

To celebrate the long-term loan of Willem de Kooning’s monumental sculpture Reclining Figure, 1969 -1982, on view on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, the Sheridan Libraries & University Museums, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, and the Department of the History of Art welcome sculptor Vanessa Hoheb to campus. Between 1980 and 1984, Willem de Kooning, […]


Lecture with Prof. Emine Fetvaci on November 6

Lecture with Prof. Emine Fetvaci on November 6
The Department of the History of Art’s Graduate Student Lecture Series, along with the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, presents a lecture with Prof. Emine Fetvaci (Boston University) at 6 p.m. in Mergenthaler 111 on November 6, 2018. The lecture is titled, “The Album of the World Emperor: Trans-Imperial Collecting at the Ottoman Court.” This talk […]