Allison Leigh's new publication

Allison Leigh's has a new publication, "Picturing Russia’s Men:Masculinity and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Painting". More information

Ksenia Nouril (Ph.D.) receives AAMC Mentorship Award (2020)

Congratulations to Ksenia on receiving the AAMC Mentorship Award! Ksenia Nouril is the Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center, a 105-year-old non-profit institution in Philadelphia dedicated to expanding the understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts. A specialist in global contemporary art, Ksenia previously held a Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Fellowship in the International Program at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. She has organized...

Professor Rico Wins Burkhardt Fellowship (ACLS)

Warmest congratulations to Trinidad Rico, Associate Professor and Director of the Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies Program (Art History). Professor Rico has been awarded the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars by the American Council for Learned Societies. https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/Frederick-Burkhardt-Participating-Centers She will spend her fellowship year in the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University,...

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY

The Department of Art History is horrified by the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery by police officers and vigilantes. We grieve for their families and for our broken society. We support protestors who have the courage to stand up against oppression, injustice, and malice. As the conversation turns to systemic racism and the culture of white supremacy that have permitted these violent acts to become shockingly commonplace, we pledge to open conversations with...

Tiarra Brown to attend NYU Master's Program

Congratulations to Tiarra Brown (BA, 2017) who will begin a Master's Program in Art History and Archaeology at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts in Fall 2020.  We wish you all the best in your graduate studies.  Great work, Tiarra!

NYT review of Nicole Fleetwood's "Marking Time"

Dr. Nicole Fleetwood's book "Marking Time" was reviewed in the New York Times on Sunday, May 24, 2020 NYT Reivew

In memory of Thomas Sokolowski

Dear Rutgers–New Brunswick Faculty and Staff: It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Thomas Sokolowski, Director of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, sadly passed away yesterday. A distinguished museum leader and art historian, Tom joined the Rutgers community in the fall of 2017 with responsibilities for the museum’s exhibitions, scholarship and community outreach. Tom’s enthusiastic personality, sense of humor and—above all else—passion for the arts quickly became the...

Susan Sidlauskas' lecture from the Clark

Image By John Singer Sargent - http://www.shaw-morton.co.uk/a-brief-history-of-oil-painting-technique/ http://www.shaw-morton.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/John-Singer-Sargent_SelfPortrait.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=633539 Susan Sidlauskas, Rutgers University, Clark Fellow (Spring 2019)    “John Singer Sargent and the Matter of Paint” February 19, 2019 The cosmopolitan son of a physician who authored and illustrated a widely read tract on bandaging, John...

Carla Yanni elected as Second Vice President of the Society of Architectural Historians

Carla Yanni, Professor, was elected to serve as the Second Vice President of the Society of Architectural Historians. This is a two-year term, typically followed by a four-year term.  The Society of Architectural Historians promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. SAH is a nonprofit membership organization that serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest,...

Virtual Undergraduate Honors Presentations

Welcome! Welcome to this virtual iteration of the Rutgers University Department of Art History’s annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium! I have had the pleasure of working with our four honors students for the past year as they have labored to complete their theses. Each of them has demonstrated commitment to their research and an enthusiasm to hone their skills as art historians, resulting in truly impressive projects. What’s more, they have all shown real fortitude as they completed their...

Dr. Nicole Fleetwood's "Marking Time" excerpt and book review

Dr. Nicole Fleetwood's Marking Time will be launched on April 28, 2020.  Below is an excerpt from her book, published in The New York Review of Books, as well as a link to a review from the LA review of books. https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/04/28/creation-in-confinement-art-in-the-age-of-mass-incarceration/ https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/carceral-aesthetics/ Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Harvard UP, Spring 2020): https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674919228 Marking...

Dr. Amber Wiley interview in the Daily Targum

Art History Professor highlights iconic Black artists

Catherine Puglisi's Book on Art and Faith in Venice Released

Catherine Puglisi's book, Art and Faith in the Venetian World. Venerating Christ as the Man of Sorrows,                                            co-authored with William Barcham, has been published by Brepols/Harvey Miller (2019).   This is the first study of the Man of Sorrows in the art and culture of Venice and her dominions across three centuries. A subject imbued with deep spiritual and metaphorical significance, the image pervaded late-Medieval Europe but assumed in the Venetian world an unusually rich and long life. The book...

Diego Atehortúa - first RU graduate to win the Marshall Scholarship!

Rutgers Graduate Becomes University's First Marshall Scholar Diego A. Atehortúa was one of only 46 people in the United States awarded the postgraduate scholarship By Margaret McHugh December 9, 2019 Diego A. Atehortúa, who became the first Rutgers student to win a Beinecke Scholarship as an undergraduate and recently returned from a Fulbright Fellowship in Brazil, was named Rutgers' first Marshall Scholar today. Photo: Courtesy of Diego A. Atehortúa "Being the first Rutgers student awarded a...

From Bunk Beds to Lazy Rivers - article by Carla Yanni on PLATFORM

Dr. Carla Yanni has published an article on PLATFORM titled, From Bunk Beds to Lazy Rivers: The Rise of the Luxury College Residence Hall READ ARTICLE

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...
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