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 http://www.gf.org/fellows/17673-susan-sidlauskas.

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.

Catherine Kupiec - Fulbright Fellow

Catherine Kupiec has received a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy for 2013-14!  Catherine will be living in Florence where she will conduct research on the materiality of Luca della Robbia's glazed terracotta sculptures for her doctoral dissertation.

Jane Sharp - National Humanities Center Fellow

Jane  Sharp has been named a Fellow at the National Humanities Center at the Research Triangle in North Carolina for the upcoming academic year (2013-14), where she will conduct research for her new project on abstract painting in the Soviet Union.

Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to Tatiana Flores, Benjamin Paul, and Tanya Sheehan on their promotion to Associate Professor with tenure! Congratulations to Sarah McHam on her promotion to Professor II!

Symposium in Honor of Sarah Blake McHam

A Scarlet Renaissance: A Symposium in Honor of Sarah Blake McHam and her 35 years at Rutgers University March 9, 2013 Department of Art History Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey Space is limited. For a registration form, please click here For more information, or to return a copy of the above form, please contact us here   Co-sponsored by the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 8:30...

Andres Mario Zervigon has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study

Andres Mario Zervigon has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA)for 2013-2014.

Benjamin Paul Fellowship

Benjamin Paul has been awarded the Marie Curie Fellowship from the Gerda Henkel Foundationfor 2013-2015. He will be working on his new book, Art and Reform in Late Sixteenth-Century Venice, during the two-year tenure of the fellowship.

Joan Marter Appointed to Board of Governors

Joan M. Marter, professor in the Department of Art History at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named Board of Governors Professor of Art History.

Tatiana E. Flores - Institute for Women and Art

Tatiana E. Flores has been appointed interim executive and academic director at the Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Andres Zervigon Promotion and Award

Andres Zervigon has been promoted to Associate Professor and has been awarded a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.

Developing Room

Professors Tanya Sheehan and Andres Zervigon, co-organizers, announced the launching of a new website, the Developing Room at http://www.developingroom.com in March 2012. The Developing Room is a working group affiliated with the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Since 2008 it has explored new questions about the histories, theories, and practices of photography by organizing research seminars, symposia, and publications. The major research areas have...
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