Dr. Ksenia Nouril, New Gallery Director of The Art Students League

An art historian, curator, and writer who specializes in global modern and contemporary art, Ksenia has previously served as the Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center in Philadelphia, a Curatorial Consultant for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives Fellow for Eastern European Art at at The Museum of Modern Art. She has organized exhibitions at the Bruce Museum, Lower East Side Printshop, MoMA, and Zimmerli Art Museum. Ksenia lectures widely...

Tiarra Brown research position at the MET

 Tiarra Brown, who majored in Art History and History (Rutgers, 2017) completed a Master's degree in Art History at New York University in 2022.  She is currently working as a curatorial  Research Assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She will be conducting research for a major exhibition on the Harlem Renaissance.  

Tatiana Flores' article awarded the 2022 Best Essay prize by the Visual Culture Section of the...

Tatiana Flores' 2021 article “‘Latinidad is Cancelled’: Confronting an Anti-Black Construct” was awarded the 2022 Best Essay prize by the Visual Culture Section of the Latin American Studies Association. The article may be accessed here Unidentified Venezuelan artist, Enactment of the Law of the Liberation of the Slaves, c. 1854, print (artwork in the public domain) A member of the selection jury made this assessment of the article: Tatiana Flores’ “‘Latinidad Is Cancelled’: Confronting an...

Victoria Reed featured in New York Times Article, "A Long Way Home for 'Looted' Art is Getting...

A Long Way Home for ‘Looted’ Art Is Getting Shorter Curators at major museums are increasingly grappling with a thorny topic: restitution. Victoria Reed, the curator for provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, has been a leader in the museum field in restituting looted works of art.Credit...Kayana Szymczak for The New York Times By Ted Loos April 27, 2022, 5:02 a.m. ET This article is part of our latest special section on Museums, which focuses on new artists, new audiences and new...

New Publication by Erin Benay

We are pleased to share the exciting news of this book publication from our alum, Erin Benay, PhD Rutgers, 2009 Italy by Way of India Translating Art and Devotion in the Early Modern World Erin Benay Italy by Way of India recovers peripheral narratives of image-making from the margins of cultural exchange between India and Italy during early modernity and promotes indigenous artists as central to the construction of Christian art in India and to the representation of India in Europe. The return...

Greg Gilbert appointed to Board of Directors of CAA

We would like to congratulate Gregory Gilbert, Nazar Kozak, Karen J. Leader, Adity Saxena, and Victoria McCraven on their election to CAA’s Board of Directors. Gregory Gilbert received his BFA degree in Art History from the University of Kansas and his MA and PhD degrees in Art History from Rutgers University. He has taught at Rutgers University, Purdue University and Western Illinois University. He is currently Professor of Art History and Director of the Art History and Art Museum Studies...

Cleveland Museum of Art promotes rising star Key Jo Lee to associate curator of American art

Cleveland Museum of Art promotes rising star Key Jo Lee to associate curator of American art By Steven Litt, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — Key Jo Lee, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s director of academic affairs and associate curator of special projects, has been promoted to associate curator of American art, the museum announced Tuesday. Lee, a rising star who joined the museum in 2017 as assistant director of academic affairs, added her curatorial role in special projects in 2021. She’ll assume...

Martin Eidelberg, Art History faculty emeritus donates collection to the Met

Vase George E. Ohr (American, Biloxi, Mississippi 1857–1918 Biloxi, Mississippi) ca. 1897–1900 The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently exhibiting and celebrating our own emeritus Martin Eidelberg’s donation of an important collection of American ceramics he amassed over the decades when he taught in the department.  Gifts from the Fire: American Ceramics from the Collection of Martin Eidelberg October 22, 2021 – October 16, 2022 Following the nation’s Centennial in 1876, American ceramics,...

9th Quadrennial Italian Renaissance Sculpture

The University of Vermont recently hosted the 9th Quadrennial Italian Renaissance Sculpture and a mini Rutgers reunion, featuring (left to right): Stephen Mack PhD January 2021, Executive Director of Willem De Kooning Catalogue Raisonné Project Sarah McHam, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University Amy Bloch PhD, January 2004, Assoc. Prof., SUNY Albany Victor Coonin PhD, May 1994, Prof., Rhodes College Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio PhD, May 2000, Prof. and Associate Dean of Humanities, UVM

Dr. Amber Wiley is a Mellon Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks

Dr. Amber Wiley is currently a Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. https://www.doaks.org/about/fellows/amber-n-wiley

Sascha Scott wins Frost Award for article on Decolonizing American Art History

Pineapple, Wikipedia Commons Sascha Scott, Rutgers Art History, PhD., received the Frost Essay Award for her article on Georgia O'Keeffe's work for the Dole Pineapple Company. She reflects on the role of the artist in perpetuating settler colonialism and the subjugation of Indigenous Hawaiians. The language of possession that was employed historically by Dole, continued by O’Keeffe herself, and repeated by contemporary scholars has served to amplify this troubling history.  The article,...

Art History Honors Symposium

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Two Rutgers Professors Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Nicole Fleetwood, from Rutgers-New Brunswick, and Cathy Park Hong, from Rutgers-Newark, were recognized for their work that tackles contemporary topics of incarceration and Asian identity. https://www.rutgers.edu/news/two-rutgers-professors-win-national-book-critics-circle-awards?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rutgerstoday&utm_content=Faculty%20Excellence

Sophie Ong curates exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art

Chameleon Effects: Glass (Un)Defined, curated by Sophie Ong, opened on March 27 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Sophie is the Hirsch Curatorial Fellow at the TMA, where she works with the Museum’s internationally renowned glass collection and is overseeing the reinstallation of the Museum’s medieval collection and Cloister Gallery planned for December 2021. For more on the exhibition, see: https://www.apollo-magazine.com/chameleon-effects-glass-undefined/ and...

"Art Journal Open" special series, edited by Jenevieve DeLosSantos and Kathleen Pierce

This conversation is the first of a series titled “Hard Lessons: Trauma, Teaching, Art History.” Crafted in a moment of extraordinary collective trauma, the series acknowledges and examines the myriad ways we encounter trauma within our varied teaching practices. In our classrooms, we regularly confront horrifying histories of racialized and gendered violence, oppression, imperialism, colonialism, and other abuses of power. Often, we engage with artworks whose beauty obfuscates violent pasts...

Art After Hours: Women On View

"Art After Hours: Women on View",  including a curator preview of the exhibition Communism Through the Lens (2021) by Maria Garth is now available on YouTube.

Maya Ravichandran receives the prestigious Marshall Fellowship to study at Oxford

The Art History department congratulates Maya Ravichandran on receiving the prestigious Marshall Fellowship to study at Oxford. Maya was a student in an interdisciplinary seminar taught by Professor Sarah McHam. She says, "The Michelangelo seminar is among my top three favorite courses I have taken while at Rutgers, so thank you for the wonderful experience! I definitely think students can get a lot out of courses like these." Maya, who will be attending medical school after Oxford, makes an...

Dr. Amber Wiley interviewed by the Architect's Newspaper

Dr. Amber Wiley was interviewed for an article in the Architect's Newspaper titled, "School's in Session: Washington, D.C.'s unique political status is reflected in the design of its schools." Read the entire article.

Dr. Nicole Fleetwood's book, Marking Time, has been made a finalist for the National Book Award.

https://www.bookcritics.org/2021/01/24/announcing-the-finalists-for-the-2020-nbcc-awards/ We’re proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Awards, along with the winners of the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing and the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award! AUTOBIOGRAPHY Cathy Park Hong, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning (One World) Shayla Lawson, This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope (HarperPerennial) Riva Lehrer, Golem Girl...

Elephant & Castle

Dr. Benjamin Paul, along with two colleagues, has edited a special edition of the online journal Elephant & Castle. It came out just before New Year’s Eve. Included is an article by Stephan Mack. https://archiviocav.unibg.it/elephant_castle/web/saggi/editoriale/382
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