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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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Summer Internships In Palmer Museum of Art
Study Abroad Fellowship
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Graduate Minor Requirements
400-600 Level Courses
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Graduate Student Profiles
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
Faculty/Staff News Archive
Dickson Memorial Lecture Series
Visual Resources Centre
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Palmer Museum of Art
Alumni Award Winners
A&A Alumni Society
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
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.
Associate Professor of Art History, Amara Solari, presented an overview of her work and the process by which she secured a significant grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of her research project in the new ADRI space.
Professor Craig Zabel was honored with the Penn State Teaching Fellow Award Recognizing Teaching Excellence. Zabel will present an illustrated lecture about the collection of “Iconic Modern Chairs” he purchased for the Architecture Library, Oct 29 at 5:30
Dr. Madhuri Desai will be giving an invited lecture “The Mughal Temple in Banaras and Beyond” in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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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.
PhD Candidate Janet Purdy presents a paper, “Fixed Objects in Flux: Zanzibar Doors as Objects of Circulation,” at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in Boston on November 22, 2019.
PhD candidate Laura Almeida has been awarded a two-year curatorial fellowship at the Denver Art Museum in the Modern and Contemporary art department. She also presented a paper at the New Directions in Cuban Studies Conf. at the Cuban Heritage Collection
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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
VRC OPEN HOUSE! Come see the VRC's new space December 5, 2019, 2-4PM in 241 Borland. Play with a MERGE cube |Experience 360 photography | Discuss trends in Digital Art History | Learn about Omeka 5
Dec 5 2019 - 2:00pm
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
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