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2015 News

August

Undergraduate Art Historians Receive Institutional and Departmental Awards

August 19, 2015

Linnea Hodge and Julia Poppy tied for this year's Outstanding Junior Art History Major Award. Additionally, Will Kirkland, a double major in History and Political Science won the Warnock Prize for Art Historical Writing. Hodge was also named a Franke Undergraduate Fellow by the Kaplan Institute for 2016-17 where she will continue work on a thesis exploring the display of Native American art in the Pacific Northwest.

We also congratulate Lucy Wang for her successful earning of department honors in conjunction with her honors thesis, "'Cathedral of Commerce': Reexamining Corporate Branding and Gothic Revival Iconography in the Woolworth Building."

Professor Copeland Appointed New Associated Dean for Academic Affairs at The Graduate School

August 12, 2015

Effective September 1, 2015, Professor Copeland will be the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Northwestern's Graduate School. In this new role, Copeland will provide "academic leadership for all doctoral, master's certificate, and cluster programs under the supervision of The Graduate School." For more information, see here.

July

Professor Normore awarded tenure

July 9, 2015

Professor Feldman Awarded an Andres W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship

July 9, 2015

Professor Feldman was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship to pursue advanced training in Middle Eastern Urban Studies. New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest.

March

Professor Clayson Named 2015 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor at Institute of Fine Arts

March 12, 2015

In 2015, Professor Clayson will be the Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. This professorship brings distinguished scholars to the Institute to teach a course and give a series of public lectures, and was endowed in 2006 in honor of Professor Varnedoe's legacy of "innovative teaching and remarkable public presence." For more information, see here.

February

Professor Clayson Presented with the Ordre des Palmes Académiques

February 20, 2015

On Wednesday March 11, 2015, Professor Hollis Clayson of Northwestern University was presented with the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, one of the highest insignias bestowed upon educators. The insignia, which was established in 1808 by Napoleon Bonaparte, recognizes purveyors of the French culture and language.

Exhibition Curated by Alison Fisher, The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960-1980

February 19, 2015

Alison Fisher (Ph.D. 2014), now the Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Art Institute of Chicago, co-curated the exhibition "The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980" in Galleries 283–285 at the Art Institute. There is a three-day conference in conjunction with this exhibition from November 20-22, 2015.

January

Professor Metzler's Exhibition "Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague" Opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

January 28, 2015

Professor Metzler exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Bartholomeus Spranger Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague," will be open November 4, 2014 through February 1, 2015. More information about the exhibition can be found here and The New York Times review of the show can be found here.

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