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Alumnus Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi 13PhD has been named the Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He will be a member of the department of painting and sculpture and will serve as a valuable collaborator in the MoMa's initiative to tell a more expansive and inclusive story of 20th- and 21st- century art.

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.

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

March 21-23, 2019
Woodruff Library, Jones Room 


MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Ideas 

"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 Córdoba? 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
Candler Library, Room 212


"Art Biennials and Literature Festivals in Africa: Possible Futures?"

Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi
Curator of African Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art

in conversation with

Nathan Suhr-Sytsma
Assistant Professor of English
Emory University

Thursday, April 11th
4:15pm
Oxford Road Building Presentation Room


David Heath Lecture in Modern + Contemporary Art

"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


David Heath Graduate Colloquium in Modern + Contemporary Art

"Why Has It Been So Difficult To Study The Emotions?: Genealogical and Theoretical Issues"

Ruth Leys
Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Friday, April 19th
10:00am
Carlos Museum Tate Room


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