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.  

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    ...

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...

Anna Rogulina featured in SAS article on her exhibition

Anna Rogulina and "The Art that Challenged an Authoritarian State" - see article at:  

Dillon Raborn (MA, 2017) publishes article on Zimmerli exhibition

Congratulations to recent alum Dillon Raborn (MA, 2017) who recently published an article in the Pelican Bomb on the "Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association" exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum:

Congratulations to Diego Atehortua! 1st Rutgers recipient of Beinecke Scholarship

Diego Atehortua is currently a junior majoring in Art History.  Diego is the first Rutgers student to win a Beinecke Scholarship, and one of only 20 students in the United States to receive one this year. The Beinecke scholarship is a program of the Sperry Fund and provides substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate...

Congratulations to Dr. Tamara Sears

Congratulations to Dr. Tamara Sears who has been awarded a Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence as one of the university's most distinguished faculty members.

Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Yuen

Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Yuen, who successfully defended her dissertation , "The Young Mattia Preti in Rome: Style, Baroque Painting, and the Art Market, ca. 1630-1653".

Dr. Tatiana Flores awarded Arts Writers grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation

We are thrilled to let you know that Dr. Tatiana Flores was just awarded an Arts Writers grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation to support her book project Art and Visual Culture under Chávez. The award is $50,000 for the calendar year, beginning in January 2017. Here is some information on the award: and a list of previous winners of the book prize, including some very big names in contemporary art history:   Congratulations...

Congratulations to Dr. Brooke Falk Permenter

Congratulations to Dr. Brooke Falk Permenter who successfully defended her dissertation, "Assaults on the Faith:  Imagining Jews and Creating Christians in the Late Middle Ages".
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