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Major In Art History
Minor In Art History
Minor in Architectural History
0-400 level Courses
Art History Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities
Undergrad Art History Association
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Special Topics Courses 2020 Spring
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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Dickson Memorial Lecture Series
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Alumni Award Winners
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Papers in Art History
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
Amara Solari, Penn State and Linda Williams, University of Puget Sound presented Painting Christ into a Corner: Monastic Painting as World Making in Sixteenth-Century Yucatán, Mexico at the Mesoamerica Meetings, University of TX, Austin Jan 14-18, 2020.
Elizabeth Walters presented a lecture on recent special finds from the Temple-Town Hierakonpolis Project at the Cairo Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square, January 7, 20
Daniel Zolli reviews Bertoldo di Giovanni exhibition and catalog in the current issue of Apollo.
Heather McCune Bruhn co-presents: "Creating a Sucessful Online Interdisiplinary Course: Four Perspectives" at the 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation held in Seville, Spain November 11-13, 2019.
Elizabeth Mansfield reviews Thomas Crow’s Restoration: The Fall of Napoleon in the Course of European Art, 1812-1820. The review appears in the current issue of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide.
Dr. Craig Zabel, associate professor of art history, will present “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and Modern Transportation” at the Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (Pittsburgh, Pa.), November 7-9, 2019.
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PhD candidate Olga Kondur co-curated a retrospective exhibition of a Russian-American conceptual artist Irina Danilova at the Bronx River Art Center. The show "25 Years of Project 59: A Retrospective of Irina Danilova," will be on display until March 11
Alisia Lee will present a paper titled: Across the Millennia, Reception of Inanna-Astarte-Venus at the Undergraduate Conference Conjuring the Past: Reception in Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies on February 22, 2020 at Penn State University.
PhD candidate Andee Middleton was selected by the Art History faculty to present her paper titled “Mendes and Arsinoe Philadelphus,” at the 2020 Philadelphia Graduate Symposium to be held at the Barnes Foundation on April 9- 10, 2020.
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Alumna Dr. Ilenia Colón Mendoza (PhD '08) was invited as an expert in her field by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art to give a presentation on her research entitled “Berruguete’s Legacy"
Oct 13 2019 - 8:30pm
The Department of Art History is honored to announce that Professor Christopher Reed and Professor Marica Tacconi now hold courtesy appointments on the faculty.
Nov 27 2019 - 7:45pm
Art History Special Topics Courses Spring 2020
ARTH 105 Pictures and Power Claire Heidenreich MWF 11:15-12:05
ARTH 297 section 001: History of Decorative Arts and Design Dr. Ethan Robey T/TH 3:05-4:20 Borland 112
ARTH 297 section 002 Digital Art History Dr. John Russel MWF 9:05-9:55 Borland 110
ARTH 297 section 003 Greek Mythology, Geology and Ancient Sites Dr. Elizabeth Walters MWF 2:30-3:20 Hammond 220
ARTH 405 “Pioneers of Modern Architecture-- German Architecture: Brandenburg Gate to Present” Dr. Craig Zabel MWF 11:15-12:05
ARTH 446 Topics in African Art: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Africa Dr. Bill Dewey TuTh 1:35-2:50 Borland 110
ARTH 426 Topics in Global Art Dr. Jenifer Sakai TuTH 3:05-4:20 Music 117
ARTH 470 The Real Rebels: Postwar Avant-garde in Asia Dr. Chang Tan TuTH 9:05-10:20 Biobehavio Health104
Art History 308 GA US “American Architecture” Dr. Craig Zabel MWF 1:25-2:15 pm
ARTH 422 Studies in Medieval Sculpture MWF 1:25-2:15 Dr. Heather McCune Bruhn 110 Borland
ARTH 515, Seminar in Modern Art Paris in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Wednesday, 2:30–5:30 Prof. Nancy Locke
Sep 10 2019 - 8:30pm
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