Joanna Zotti awarded Fulbright Research Grant

Joanna Zotti received a prestigious Fulbright research award for Italy. She will be conducting research that evolved out of her undergraduate Honor thesis in Italian and Art History.  Based in Bologna, she will study Properzia de' Rossi, the earliest European female sculptor.  Throughout this year, she will expand the topic to include later women sculptors, including  Lavinia Fontana and Elisabetta Sirani. 

Aimé Iglesias Lukin Appointed Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts at Americas Society

New York, NY, September 16, 2019—Aimé Iglesias Lukin is the new Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts at Americas Society, as Americas Society/Council of the Americas President and CEO announced today Susan Segal. Iglesias Lukin will assume her new role in early October. “We are thrilled that Aimé will join us at the Americas Society. We believe that the sum of her rich experience, commitment to excellence, as well as her enormous enthusiasm is the perfect combination as we commence this...

Nicole Fleetwood in the New York Review of Books

  See Nicole Fleetwood's article about photographer John Edmonds, art criticism, and the Whitney Biennial in NYR: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/08/30/the-quiet-risks-of-john-edmondss-photographs/

Erin Benay Promoted at Case Western Reserve University

Erin Benay, Rutgers Ph.D 2009, was recently promoted to associate professor with tenure at Case Western Reserve University.  She is the author of two books. The first, co-written with Lisa M. Rafanelli, is Faith, Gender, and the Senses in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art: Interpreting the Noli me tangere and Doubting Thomas (Ashgate, 2015) which considers how representations of these two popular Renaissance subjects together engaged with contemporary theories of the senses and definitions of gender...

Prof. Yanni Wins Scholar-Teacher Award

Professor Yanni was a recipient of the university-wide Scholar-Teacher Award for 2019.  The citation on the certificate reads: "In recognition of her path-breaking work as a social historian of architecture, and her remarkable ability to make architecture come alive for her students by teaching them to think rigorously about the ways people have lived with the built environment and in so doing made it meaningful." 

Joanna Zotti awarded Fulbright Research Grant

Joanna Zotti received a prestigious Fulbright research award for Italy. She will be conducting research that evolved out of her undergraduate Honor thesis in Italian and Art History.  Based in Bologna, she will study Properzia de' Rossi, the earliest European female sculptor.  Throughout this year, she will expand the topic to include later women sculptors, including  Lavinia Fontana and Elisabetta Sirani.          

Three 2019 Art History Theses win Henry Rutgers Scholar Awards

Katy Greenberg and Joanna Zotti received the Henry Rutgers Scholar Award for their honors theses completed in spring 2019.  Sarah McHam, Distinguished Professor of Art History, supervised both. Katy Greenberg is an Art History and Medieval Studies double major. Her thesis explored imagery of Saint Clare of Assisi in Italian Art from 1260 to 1500. Joanna Zotti wrote about Properzia de’ Rossi, one of the few female sculptors in the Renaissance.  Kristin Okun also received the Henry Rutgers Scholar...

Tallinn Art Hall announces new curator: Corina L. Apostol (PhD 2017)

PRESS RELEASE: Tallinn Art Hall announces new curator: Corina L. Apostol Tallinn Art Hall is happy to announce that Corina L. Apostol will join their curatorial team at the beginning of June. Corina is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Creative Time (NYC), where she co-edits Making Another World Possible (Routledge), a forthcoming book on socially engaged art of the previous decade in a global perspective. She recently co-curated the 11th Creative Time Summit: “On Archipelagoes and...

“Unfree Memories” Conference co-sponsored by CHAPS and British Studies

On February 22, 2019, the CHAPS program (a part of the Art History Department) along with the Rutgers Center for British Studies, hosted four speakers who discussed the material remains of slavery in various contexts, ranging from Brazil to Ghana.  The event included a walking tour sponsored by the Scarlet and Black program; the tour leaders are undergraduate students attuned to teaching a wider public about the history of disenfranchised peoples. One of them, June Titus, is an art history,...

Nicole Jafferian at Takaezu Studio for Ceramic Art

Nicole Jafferian is interning at the internationally-known studio of Toshiko Takaezu in Flemington NJ.  Takaezu was an renowned artist who worked in ceramics. She created both stoneware and porcelain objects that were thrown on the wheel.  Her signature pieces are large ovoid forms with closed tops. Nicole is helping to catalog the collection and is helping with preparations for an open house in May 2019.

Christine Staton to attend Syracuse/Florence for MA

Christine Station Class of 2018 was admitted to the Syracuse University / Florence program with a financial fellowship. She will begin studying for her Master’s degree in Art History in September 2019. Congratulations, Christine!  Christine Staton on the Rialto Bridge

Joanna Zotti selected for prestigious Guggenheim Venice internship

Joanna Zotti (Art History Major, Italian Major, Class of 2019) was selected for the prestigious Peggy Guggenheim Collection Internship in Venice!  This competitive program, aimed at recent college graduates, invites interns to work in various departments with a range of museum staff members. Joanna will interact with the visiting public and assist in the daily functioning of the museum. One of the prerequisites for interns is a degree of proficiency in Italian. As a double major between Art...

Yanni's book on American dormitory architecture in Smithsonian Magazine and Inside Higher Ed

Congratulations to Professor Carla Yanni, whose forthcoming book on the architecture of American college dormitories was announced in Smithsonian Magazine (online) and AHA Perspectives.  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-college-dorms-180971457/ https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/03/05/author-explores-history-dormitories-forthcoming-book  

Emily Evrard lands job at Christie's

Emily Evrard, Art History BA 2018, has begun a job as Old Masters Department Coordinator at Christie’s Auction and Private Sales in New York. She assists the Chairman and Head of Department for the Old Masters Department. She participates in preparations for seasonal auctions in October and April and also coordinates all stages of the private sales process for the department. She works with incredible works of art on a daily basis and she interacts with an international team including art...

Negar Rokhgar - recipient of the Medici Archive Project Fellowship

Congratulations to Negar Rokhgar and all the other recipients of this year's Medici Archive Project Fellowship: The Medici Archive Project is delighted to announce this year’s new MAP fellows:  Linda Olenburg, Freie Universität Berlin Laura Overpelt, Open Universiteit Nederland Anna-Luna Post, Universiteit Utrecht Wieke Reitsma, Universiteit van Amsterdam Negar Rokhgar, Rutgers University Dru Swadener, Saint Louis University To know more about the new MAP fellows click on http://www.medici.org/?p=4829    ...

Tatiana Flores has exhibition featured in LA Times

Congratulations to Dr. Tatiana Flores on her exhibition "Relational Undercurrents" being featured in Sunday’s (2/24/18) LA Times!

Tatiana Flores curates "Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago"

Congratulations to Dr. Tatiana Flores on the recent opening of the exhibition that she curated: Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at The Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles! This is a major survey exhibition of twenty-first century art of the Caribbean that employs the archipelago as an analytical framework. The exhibition is divided into four thematic sections: Conceptual Mappings, Perpetual Horizons, Landscape Ecologies and Representational Acts...
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