Emma Oslé wins Big 10 Academic Alliance/Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in American Art

Emma Oslé is the recipient of the Big 10 Academic Alliance/Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in American Art  Administered by: The Smithsonian American Art Museum Time period: 2024-2025 Academic Year Congratulations, Emma!

Sascha Scott named as one of the NFAH Inaugural Non-Residential Fellows

Sascha T. Scott, Modern Pueblo Painting: Colonization, Aesthetic Agency, and Indigenous Visual Sovereignty Scott is an associate professor of art history at Syracuse University, where she is also faculty in the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program. Prof. Scott is an award-winning scholar whose work on both Indigenous and settler art is framed by ethical imperatives and conceptual frameworks central to Indigenous studies. A New Foundation for Art History Fellowship will support the...

Negar Rokhgar named as one of the NFAH Inaugural Contingent Faculty Fellows

Negar Rokhgar, Crossroads of Mobility between Early Modern Tuscany and Persia 1453-1730 Negar Rokhgar is an Art Historian with a dual specialty in early modern Italy (1400-1800) and the arts of Islam (7th century to contemporary). Her research focuses on the material culture of exchanges in Eurasian networks between Islamic powers of the early modern period and Europe. Currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a Lecturer at Rutgers...

Art History Major Kassandra Stamis (’24) Interning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kassandra is currently an Adrienne Arsht Intern at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Art.  She is working on provenance research for a collection of over 300 medals the museum received, dating from 1450-1900. Additionally, she is also beginning research on a Mantuan roundel acquired by The Met in 2022.

Lifetime Career Achievement Catherine Puglisi, Art History

While Professor Catherine Puglisi may have spent over three decades at Rutgers teaching undergraduate students about art, she has also spent that time perfecting the teaching of art history as an art form. She is at once an indefatigable mentor, an inspiring lecturer, a pedagogical innovator, a prodigious scholar, a constant source of encouragement, and a perpetually careful reader of student work. Whether it be in one of her small seminars on Baroque art, a mid-size class on Spanish painting, or a...

Cuban Immigrant Follows in Her Family’s Footsteps, Majoring in Astrophysics and Art History

Celín Hidalgo, who graduated from Rutgers–New Brunswick in May, found common ground in two seemingly distant academic fields  A Cuban immigrant who came to the United States at age 11, Celín Hidalgo worried about her command of English. So, as a college student, she found herself gravitating toward the universal languages of art and math.  Hidalgo, a senior at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, graduated this spring with dual majors in astrophysics and art history from the School of Arts and...

Erin Benay, PhD Rutgers art history, 2009, has been named Distinguished Scholar

  Erin Benay, PhD Rutgers art history, 2009, has been named Distinguished Scholar in the Public Humanities by the Provost's Office of Case Western Reserve University. This honor recognizes Professor Benay's contributions to the field and to the university in working to achieve "greater social impact" through disciplinary ingenuity and community collaboration. As part of her appointment, Prof. Benay will deliver an annual lecture showcasing her work to the broader CWRU and Cleveland community. To read...

Maria Garth receives Honorable Mention in the "Writing Photography" prize

Maria Garth receives Honorable Mention in the "Writing Photography" prize by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) for her essay "Soviet Avant-Gardes and Socialist Realism. Women Photographers Bridging the Divide, 1930s–1960s." One of Germany's most prestigious awards for research and writing on Photography, the recipients were selected by an international jury of esteemed scholars. Garth's essay was published in the peer-reviewed...

June Titus appointed Marketing Coordinator at Architecture Firm in Princeton

As the Marketing Coordinator for Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC, I am involved in the development and production process for proposals and presentations. This position allows me to exercise the analytical and writing skills that I cultivated as an Art History major. I am able to see a project from the Request For Proposal all the way through to nominating finished projects for awards. I coordinate with the staff to write, edit, and manage materials for proposals. I develop, edit, and...

Key Jo Lee appointed Chief Curator at Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.- The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) announces the appointment of Key Jo Lee as Chief of Curatorial Affairs and Public Programs, a newly created leadership position at MoAD supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to elevate the Museum’s presence as a global leader within the contemporary art world in presenting and celebrating art from a uniquely African Diasporic perspective. Lee will begin in her new role January 2023. Lee comes to MoAD from The Cleveland...

Manar Elhag (Class of 2022) interning at Johnson and Johnson

Manar Elhag, a pre-dental STEM student and an Art History major, (Class of 2022) has been hired as a paid intern in the Global Community Impact department of Johnson & Johnson. She works for the Corporate Art Program, where she selects art for individual offices and curates collections for whole departments. She installs and handles the art herself, and she performs art audits on the J&J World Headquarters campus buildings in New Brunswick.

Dr. Tuna Şare Ağtürk wins the 2023 James R. Wiseman Book Award

Tuna Şare Ağtürk: The Painted Tetrarchic Reliefs of Nicomedia, Uncovering the Colourful Life of Diocletian's Forgotten Capital The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to present the 2023 James R. Wiseman Book Award to Dr. Tuna Şare Ağtürk for her book The Painted Tetrarchic Reliefs of Nicomedia, Uncovering the Colourful Life of Diocletian’s Forgotten Capital (Brepols Publishers, 2021). Tuna Şare Ağtürk’s remarkable book is the primary publication of a major new monument of imperial Rome...

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 and...

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...

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

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 her new title and responsibilities on July 1. “It has been an honor and a joy to witness Key...

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,...
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