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Congratulations to the Class of 2016

Congratulations to Class of 2016 Art History majors. Seen here with Professors Normore (far left) and Escobar (far right) are Kayley McPhee, Nicholas Giancola, Stephen Zajac, Olivia Lim, Ellen Rosenfeld, and Selena Parnon following the WCAS Convocation on June 18.

Thompson Wins Caribbean Studies Association Book Award

Krista Thompson, Weinberg College Board of Advisors Chair, has been awarded the Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize by the Caribbean Studies Association for Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice. The award recognizes the “best book about the Caribbean published over the previous three-year period in Spanish, English, French, or Dutch.” Congratulations!

Current & Upcoming Events

2015-16 Elizabeth and Todd Warnock Lecture Series:
Saloni Mathur (UCLA)
"A Fragile Inheritance: Reading Art Criticism in India"

May 18, 2016

5:00-6:30 PM, Block Museum

Reception to follow.

Department Symposia

October 14, 2016 

Writing the History of 19th-Century European Art and Architecture Today

Organized by S. Hollis Clayson, Stephen Eisenman, and David Van Zanten.

Caroline Arscott (Courtauld Institude, London)
Mark Crinson (University of Manchester)
André Dombrowski (University of Pennsylvania)

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Welcome to the Northwestern University Department of Art History, a place comprised of a highly talented and productive group of scholars I am proud to call my peers. Our faculty is renowned for its interdisciplinary scholarship with particular strengths in early modern and 19th-century European art and architecture, Modern and Contemporary art and architecture across the globe, and Black Visual Culture in the United States and African Diaspora. Read more

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June 21, 2016