Professor LaFountain Receives Terra Foundation Award
Jason LaFountain has received a Terra Foundation Award to help fund the publication of the book A Companion to American Art. Edited by John Davis, Jennifer A. Greenhill, and Professor LaFountain, the volume comprises 36 new essays about the study of American art and will be published by Wiley-Blackwell Press. In addition to co-editing the book, Professor LaFountain will contribute a chapter on multilingualism and American art.
Professor Krista A. Thompson Receives Tremaine Foundation Grant
Professor Krista A. Thompson has been awarded a prestigious Tremaine Foundation Grant. Her project, entitled "'En Mas': Carnival 21st Century Style" and designed in collaboration with Claire Tancons, explores the intersections between contemporary art and historical masquerade in the Caribbean and its diaspora. The project will be realized in the form of an exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, as well as a series of performances and video-based exhibitions.
New York CAA Reception
The Department of Art History co-hosted a reunion reception with the Department of Art Theory & Practice in conjunction with the CAA Annual Meeting in New York. The event took place at the Flatiron Lounge, 37 West 19th Street, on Thursday February 14 from 6:30-8:30.
Congratulations Dr. Lee
Congratulations to Min Kyung Lee on successfully defending her dissertation "The Tyranny of the Straight Line: Mapping and Constructing Paris, 1791-1889." Dr. Lee is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Instructor of Art History at Swarthmore College.
Professor Holly Clayson Named Samuel H. Kress Professor
The department warmly congratulates Professor Holly Clayson, who has been named the Samuel H. Kress Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts for 2013-14. One of the highest honors in the discipline, this professorship is awarded annually to a distinguished art historian by the National Gallery of Art. During her term at CASVA, Clayson will complete her book, Electric Paris: The Visual Cultures of the City of Light in the Era of Thomas Edison (to be published by the University of Chicago Press), and commence work on a new study of the Modern Interior as Image and Space.
Congratulations Dr. Lewis
Congratulations to Jacob Lewis on successfully defending his dissertation, "Charles Nègre in Pursuit of the Photographic," on October 16, 2012.
The department warmly congratulates Professors Huey Copeland and Hannah Feldman, both of whom have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and granted tenure.
Congratulations Dr. Veneskey
Congratulations to Laura Veneskey on successfully defending her dissertation, "Alternative Topographies: 'Loca Sancta' Surrogates and Site Circulation in Late Antiquity and Byzantium" on May 23, 2012.
Congratulations Dr. Chowdhury
Congratulations to Zirwat Chowdhury on successfully defending her dissertation, "Imperceptible Transitions: The Anglo-Indianization of British Architecture, 1769-1822" on May 2, 2012.
Professor Kiaer at Princeton
Christina Kiaer is on leave as a residential fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for the 2011-12 academic year, where she is working on her book project, A Biography of the USSR in Pictures: Aleksandr Deineka and the Problem of Socialist Realism. She lives on Panofsky Lane.
Congratulations Professor Van Zanten
Professor David Van Zanten, the Mary Jane Crowe Professor of Art and Architecture, has been elected a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The department warmly congratulates Professor Van Zanten on this honor.
Rowe is Morey Prize finalist
The Jew, the Cathedral, and the Medieval City: Synagoga and Ecclesia in the Thirteenth Century (Cambridge University Press) by Nina Rowe (Ph.D. 2002) is a finalist for the 2012 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association. The winner will be announced in advance of the 100th Annual Meeting to be held in Los Angeles, 22-25 February 2012.
The Department of Art History co-hosted a reunion with the Department of Art Theory & Practice in conjunction with the CAA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. The event took place at The Mountain, 475 Gin Ling Way, on Friday February 24 from 6:30-8pm.
Fisher and Bertrand Goldberg at the AIC
Ph.D. candidate and Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago Alison Fisher is the co-curator of “Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention” on view at the AIC until January 15. The exhibition was co-curated by Zoë Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design at the AIC. It is accompanied by a stunning catalogue with essays by Fisher, Ryan, and others.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Elizabeth and Todd Warnock Lecture: Tim Griffin (The Kitchen)
Thursday, May 23, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Elizabeth and Todd Warnock Seminar: Tim Griffin (The Kitchen)