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Martha Tedeschi Appointed Director of Harvard Art Museums

Congratulations to Martha Tedeschi (Ph.D., 1994), who has been named Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums. As Deputy Director for Art and Research at the Art Institute of Chicago since 2012, Tedeschi oversees the museum’s eleven curatorial departments, and facilitates numerous programs including the Andrew W. Mellon Chicago Objects Study Initiative that directly benefits department graduate students. She will assume her new position and title in July 2016.

Thompson wins CAA Book Award

Krista Thompson, Weinberg College Board of Advisors Chair, has been awarded the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award for 2016 by the College Art Association—one of the singular prizes in Art History. Congratulations!

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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

2015-16 Elizabeth and Todd Warnock Undergraduate Seminar: Saloni Mathyur (UCLA)

May 19, 2016

12:00-1:30 PM, 1800 Sherman Ave, Suite 4430

Lunch provided, RSVP to by May 9th.

Department Symposia

May 21, 2016 

Shaped by Nature, Forged by Art: Image, Object, Knowledge, and Commerce in Early Modern Europe

Organized by Claudia Swan

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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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