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Major In Art History
Minor In Art History
Minor in Architectural History
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Special Topics Courses 2019 Fall
Heather McCune Bruhn
Sarah K. Rich
Elizabeth J. Walters
Joyce Henri Robinson
Adam M. Thomas
Kristi Ann Wormhoudt
Roland E. Fleischer
Charlotte M. Houghton
Jeanne Chenault Porter
Elizabeth Bradford Smith
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Melissa Ritter Camilo
The Department of Art History at Penn State offers at the undergraduate level the
B.A. degree in art history
and two minors: the
minor in art history
interdisciplinary minor in architectural history
The Department offers graduate programs of study leading to the
degrees in art history.
Interviews with Recent Alumni Award Winners
Congratulations to Bill Dewey and his team for winning the AAMC (Association of Art Museum Curators) Award of Excellence 2019 award for the Striking Iron exhibition!
Madhuri Desai, Associate Professor of Art History, won the Hitchcock Book Award which annually recognizes "the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture published by a North American scholar."
Sarah Rich and Daniel Zolli to Lead Workshop at Princeton on "Early/Modern Color: Masquerades and Make Overs"
Elizabeth Mansfield, Head of the Department of Art History, will present a Gallery Talk on the latest Palmer Pop Up exhibition,"Get Real," in the Print Study Room, Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:10PM
NPR describes mythic role of iron in "Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths," co-created by Bill Dewey exhibited at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C.
The highly reviewed exhibit "Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths" co curated by Dr. Bill Dewey opened at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC on April 17, 2019.
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PhD candidate Olga Zaikina-Kondur's peer reviewed article on one of the artist books of Russian Conceptualist Andrei Monastyrski was published in the Univ.of Toronto Art Journal: “Inverted Ekphrasis: Viewing and Reading Andrei Monastyrski's Elem. Poetry.
Theresa Kutasz Christensen was awarded Aurora Borealis Prize in Literary Studies for her paper "Crossing as the Earl of Donau: Queen Christina of Sweden, cross-dressing and traveling Europe incognito in the 17th century"
In memoriam Sarah Lippert. The faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Art History mourn the passing of Sarah Lippert (PhD, 2009).
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Art History Special Topics Courses 2019 Fall
ARTH 001, First-Year Seminar: Dr. Craig Zabel MWF 1:25-2:15pm; 242 Borland Building
ARTH 326 Art Since 1940, Aaron Ziolkowski, TuTh 4:35-5:50pm; 111 Borland
ARTH 420. Russian Architecture Dr. Craig Zabel MWF 10:10 –11:00 am; 110 Borland
ARTH 435. World’s Fairs (Studies in Modern Art) Dr. Ethan Robey, MWF 12:20 – 1:10 pm; 110 Borland
ARTH 440. Monuments of Asia Dr. Madhuri Desai ,TuTh 1:35 – 2:50pm; 110 Borland
ARTH 447. Topics in the Art of the African Diaspora Dr. William Dewey, MW 2:30 – 3:45 pm; 110 Borland
ARTH 450. History of Photography Dr. Nancy Locke, TuTh 10:35-11:50am; 110 Borland
ARTH 497 Colored Stone (Marmi Colorati) Dr. Elizabeth Walters, TuTh 3:05 – 4:20 pm; 110 Borland
ARTH 551. Historiography of Art History Dr. Nancy Locke, Tuesday 2:30- 5:30; 242 Borland
ARTH 515. Race and Representation in American Art Dr. Adam Thomas, Wednesday 2:30 – 5:30 pm; 242 Borland
Mar 27 2019 - 10:45am
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