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The catalogue for the LACMA exhibition, Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985, which includes an essay by Megan O’Neil, has been awarded the 2019 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award from the College Art Association. The Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award is given for an especially distinguished catalogue in the history of art, published in the penultimate calendar year under the auspices of a museum, library, or collection.

Sarah McPhee and Renée Stein have been awarded $650,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of a $1,000,000 grant to continue the Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Object-Centered Curatorial Research. The grant will go to the Art History Department and the Michael C. Carlos Museum and support continued collaboration with the High Museum of Art.

The catalogue for the J. Paul Getty Museum and Royal Academy of Arts exhibition, The Renaissance Nude, which includes an essay by Jean Campbell, “Painting Venus in the Poetic Tradition of the Early Reniassance,” has been named one of the Books of the Year 2018 by The Times Literary Supplement.

Introducing New Faculty: Rune Nyord, Assistant Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology; and Megan O'Neil, Assistant Professor of Art History and Faculty Curator of the Art of the Americas.


Bonna Wescoat has been awarded a Connecting Art Histories Grant from The Getty Foundation for Beyond the Northern Aegean, a two-year traveling seminar program to explore ancient Greek architecture.

Jean Campbell has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

"Art and Identity"

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Professor
New York University

Friday, February 8th
3:00pm
Ackerman Hall, Carlos Museum


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"Mapping the Manual of Birds: A New Approach to Understanding Chinese Natural History Painting"

Daniel Greenberg
Mellon Teaching Fellow and Lecturer
Columbia University

Monday, February 25th
5:30pm
Oxford Road Building Presentation Room 

Lovis Corinth Colloquium IX

"Landscape and the Visual Hermeneutics of Place, 1500-1700" 

March 21-23, 2019

Thursday, March 21 - Woodruff Library Jones Room 
Friday, March 22 - White Hall 208
Saturday, March 23 - Woodruff Library Jones Room

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"Visualizing Krakow under Nazi Occupation: Exploring Digital and Analog Methods to Analyze the Built Environment of the Holocaust"

Paul Jaskot
Professor
Duke University

Thursday, March 28th
5:30pm
Woodruff Library Jones Room

Art History Endowed Lecture

"Tree of Pearls: The Extraordinary Architectural Patronage of Egypt's 13th-Century Slave-Queen"

D. Fairchild Ruggles, Debra L. Mitchell
Chair in Landscape Architecture, and
Professor in Art History, Architecture,
and Medieval Studies
University of Illinois

Thursday, April 4th
6:00pm
Ackerman Hall, Carlos Museum

Art History Endowed Colloquium

"Who Built the Mosque of Cordoba? On Patronage and Labor"

D. Fairchild Ruggles, Debra L. Mitchell
Chair in Landscape Architecture, and
Professor in Art History, Architecture,
and Medieval Studies
University of Illinois

Friday, April 5th
10:00am
Carlos Hall Conference Room

David Heath Lecture in Modern + Contemporary Art

"The Chameleon Effect: Or, What Do Mirror Neurons Have to Do with Aesthetic Judgement"

Ruth Leys
Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Thursday, April 18th
6:00pm
Ackerman Hall, Carlos Museum

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