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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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400-600 Level Courses
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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
Faculty/Staff News Archive
Dickson Memorial Lecture Series
Visual Resources Centre
Visual Resources Staff
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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
Amara Solari, Associate Professor of Art History at Penn State, received a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of the research project, “Maya Christian Murals of Yucatán: Indigenous Catholicism in Early Modern New Spain.”
The book “Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths” co-edited by Bill Dewey is slated for October release.
Carolyn Lucarelli, Visual Resources Curator, will present a paper titled "Visual Resources to the Rescue: Supporting the Humanities with Digital Tools," at the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) 2019 conference, in Pittsburgh, July 24th.
Dr. Robin Thomas' article "Slavery and Construction at the Royal Palace of Caserta" was just published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Volume 78: June 2019, pp. 167-186.
Heather McCune Bruhn, Assistant Teaching Professor of Art History, traveled to Leeds, England to present a paper at the International Medieval Congress at University of Leeds, June, 2019.
Dr. Madhuri Desai's Award Winning book 'Banaras Reconstructed' has been reviewed in the latest edition of Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.
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PhD Candidate Janet Purdy was awarded the three-year Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship in African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.
PhD Candidate Janet Purdy presents "Talismanic Abstractions: Performative Designs and Thresholds of Danger" at the 11th International Convention of Asian Scholars, University of Leiden, the Netherlands, July 17th.
PhD Candidate Theresa Cunningham was awarded the Margaret R. Mainwaring Curatorial Fellowship in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art beginning July, 2019.
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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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