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Photo of John Steyaert, Professor Emeritus of Art History

In Memoriam: John Steyaert

John William Steyaert, 77, passed away from pulmonary complications on the 1st of January, 2020, in St. Paul. A Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Minnesota, John was deeply passionate about scholarship, finding great joy and meaning in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and having an endless fascination with a wide range of topics in cultural history, from ancient to modern.
Portrait of Jennifer Awes Freeman

Teaching Medieval Art

“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.
Portrait of Emily Rohan

1000 Years in 1000 Miles

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.