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".

Photography and Doubt

Released in the UK, and thereafter in the US:   Photography and Doubt Edited by Sabine T. Kriebel, Andrés Mario Zervigón                   About the Book  Recent decades have seen photography’s privileged relationship to the real come under question. Spurred by the postmodern critique of photography in the 1980s and the rise of digital technologies soon thereafter, scholars have been asking who and what built this understanding of the medium in the first place. Photography and Doubt reflects on this interest in...

Forbes Review of Thinking Pictures

Forbes reviewed Dr. Jane Sharp's Thinking Pictures exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum.

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Filippone on her new book!

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Fillipone (Ph.D. 2009) on her forthcoming book, Science, Technology, and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America (Routledge Press). About the book: "This innovative book offers the first focused examination of women artists’ response to the preeminent status of science and technology during the Cold War, a period that saw the rise of “big science”, the space race and cybernetics as well as the birth of a feminist awareness of women’s historical exclusion from...

Dr. Erik Thunø co-edits new book on the Medieval South Caucasus

Fresh off the press, The Medieval South Caucasus: Artistic Cultures of Albania, Armenia, and Georgia, co-edited by Erik Thunø and Ivan Foletti.

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Bloch on her upcoming book

Congratulations to alum Amy Bloch (PhD 2004) Ass't. Prof., SUNY-Albany, who has a major new book due out in January. click here for more information

Heather Shannon - photography curator at George Eastman House

George Eastman House hires Heather Shannon as assistant photography curator Former archivist for the Smithsonian joins museum's Department of Photography  For Release 2015-08-03 George Eastman House has announced the appointment of Heather Shannon as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography. Shannon brings more than a decade of academic and museum experience to her new role at Eastman House, where she will be focusing on 19th century photography. Prior to joining the staff at George...

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Cammarata-Seale

Dr. Heather Cammarata-Seale successfully defended her dissertation titled, "Embodied Paradox: Taxidermy and Contemporary Art, 1990-Present" on October 26, 2015.  Congratulations Dr. Cammarata-Seale!

Congratulations to Dr. Kate Scott

Dr. Kate Scott successfully defended her dissertation titled, "The Photography of Absence: Death in Postmodern America", on October 7, 2015.  Congratulations to Dr. Scott!

Congratulations to Melissa Beck Lemke (MA 1994)

Congratulations to Melissa Beck Lemke! (MA, 1994) Melissa has just won an Ailsa Mellon Bruce National Gallery of Art Sabbatical Curatorial Fellowship for 2015-16. Her research project concerns the art photographer Clarence Kennedy.

Congratulations to Dr. Mieke Paulsen

Dr. Mieke Paulsen successfully defended her dissertation, “Faces in the Frame: Masks and Heads in the Boundaries of Roman Art” on August 27, 2015.  Congratulations to Dr. Paulsen! 

Sarah Mcham Wins Roland H. Bainton Prize in Art History

The 2012 Roland Bainton Award in Art and Music History recognizes Sarah Blake McHam’s Pliny and the Artistic Culture of the Italian Renaissance: The Legacy of the Natural History, which was published by Yale University Press. This book deals with a critically important topic, the impact of Books 33-37 of the Natural History on Renaissance artists, art collectors, and art theorists. Blake McHam’s study ranges from Petrarch to the end of the Renaissance, demostrating not only a broad range but...

CAA Passes Resolution to Commend Woman's Art Journal

The Board of Directors of the College Art Association determined in May 2014 that it was time to recognize the "seminal work and scholarship" of the Woman's Art Journal. With that in mind the Board passed a unanimous resolution recognizing and commending the Woman's Art Journal for 35 years "of outstanding scholarship in the field of feminist art history".   The resolution noted that the Woman's Art Jounal represents the interest of women and arrt worldwide.The Committee of Women in the Arts...

Susan Sidlauskas - Guggenheim Fellow 2014

Susan Sidlauskas will be working primarily on her book project, Skins: The Metamorphoses of John Singer Sargent, as a Guggenheim Fellow for 2014. Using her pre-med background, Dr. Sidlauskas uses medical "metaphor to account for what it is exactly that Sargent does with and through all those seemingly mobile layers of color he painted, and why it matters". Sargent was the son of a physician. For more see

Tod Marder, Rudolf Wittkower Professor, Spring 2014

Tod Marder, Distinguished Professor of Art History, has been named the Rudolf Wittkower Professor at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome for spring semester 2014.

Eveline Baseggio Awarded

Eveline Baseggio has been awarded theJane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship for 2013-14 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation for her dissertation research.
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