Professor Catherine Asher is one of the first scholars to study the Islamic influence in South Asian art and architecture. Asher has spent nearly four decades performing extensive travels around northern India and across the world conducting research. She retires this May and, just as with her research trips, she is keeping herself busy until the end.
Naturalist and symbolist painting of late nineteenth century France and Belgium encompasses subjects ranging from rural life to the concerns of urban artists, and the development of landscape as a symbolist genre.
The Department of Art History is pleased to annouce that Christina Michelon is the recipient of the 2017 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.
Theresa Downing is a PhD student in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota, who specializes in contemporary art and fiber art. In January, she went to the Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) in Philadelphia to research the creation of a large horsehair mat, which became part of contemporary artist Ann Hamilton's tropos installation project at Dia Chelsea in New York City (1993-94).