News & Events Highlights

Statement on Department’s Commitment to Openness and Inclusion

Faculty Search – History of Architecture, Global Modern and Contemporary

Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Student Seminar

For the past 52 years, the Department of Museum Education has hosted an annual symposium for graduate students in art history at Midwestern universities. This year, Alissa Schapiro will represent the department.


Art History Publishing Workshop

Wednesday, March 29, 9:00 AM
Award winning translator and writer, Eleanor Goodman, will meet with graduate students to discuss publishing their work.

RSA Conference

Thursday, March 30, All Day
63rd Annual Conference held by the Renaissance Society of America at the Palmer House, Chicago. Runs March 30 to April 1.
Held at the Block Museum in conjunction with a student-curated exhibition on the Wall of Respect and the Mural Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. 2017 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Wall of Respect, a mural of Black heroes and heroines painted “guerrilla-style” in 1967 by the Organization of Black American Culture on the wall of a decaying building on the South Side of Chicago. Although it existed for only a few years, the Wall of Respect helped set off a multiracial community mural movement that was active in Chicago and throughout the United States. “Art, Publics, Politics” brings together artists and scholars to address connections between the Wall and their work or work they write about. The exhibition at the Block Museum of Art will be curated by students in a first-year seminar entitled “The Wall of Respect and Chicago’s Mural Movement.”