Accessing, capturing, and representing experimental performance art is no easy feat. However, Visiting Assistant Professor Emily Capper is working hard to bring this transitory art to new audiences in novel, interactive ways—in a book, the classroom, and a web application.
The Department of Art History is pleased to announce that Theresa Downing is the recipient of a 2019-20 Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art, which is supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.
The Patricia and Kenneth Puffer Scholarship provides funds to undergraduate Art History majors of high academic standing, in order to encourage and support their intellectual, cultural, and personal growth through foreign travel.
“When you're teaching the Middle Ages you have to account for religion in order to understand what’s happening; the majority of the artwork that's produced in the Middle Ages is religious in nature.” Jennifer Awes-Freeman, visiting assistant professor of medieval studies, shares about her approach to teaching and experience at the U.
Alumna Emily Rohan began her year-long advanced-level internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum this past September. She reflects on her undergraduate experience at the University and her internship at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, which set her on the path to becoming a museum curator.
Otten brings her experience as a curatorial fellow at the Weisman Art Museum, where she curated the exhibition “Paper Mountains: Marsden Hartley’s Landscapes,” slated to open in 2020. Previously, Otten had served as a part-time research assistant in the museum’s department of prints and drawings.
The Department of Art History seeks two new faculty members to join a dynamic department with a strong commitment to global art history and to critical and theoretical engagement with art-historical methods and practice.