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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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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
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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 presents "Coloring Catholicism: Maya Artists, Pigments, and Localized Theology in Early Modern Yucatan" at the 1519, The Arrival of Strangers: Indigenous Art and Voices following the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica"symposium .
Heather McCune Bruhn’s boot review of Jean-Marie Guillouët and Ambre Vilain, eds., Microarchitectures médiévales: L’échelle à l’épreuve de la matière. Paris: was just published in Speculum, Volume 94, Issue 4 (October 2019)
Amara Solari, Associate Professor of Art History and Anthropology, co-organized the American Society for Ethnohistory 2019 annual meeting taking place in State College, PA, September 25-29th.
Nancy Locke presents “Piquer, plaquer: Cézanne, Pissarro, et la peinture au couteau à palette,” at the conf. “Aux limites de l’étude matérielle de la peinture: la reconstitution du geste artistique” at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris.
VRC staff, Catherine Adams and Carolyn Lucarelli, attended a VRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting at the Barnes Foundation in Phil on Sept 13, 2019, where they had the rare privilege of getting up close to Cezanne's Large Bathers in the conservation studio.
Dr. Amara Solari unlocks a new discovery using X-Ray Diffraction for her research in the Yucatan Peninsula.
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PhD Candidate Janet Purdy’s “Book Review: World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” is published in African Arts Journal, Winter 2019 issue (a peer reviewed, MIT Press journal).
PhD Candidate Jinny McGill was selected for the The Society of Architectural Historians Fellowship for the 2019 Field Seminar to Japan, December 6–18.
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.
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Dickson Lecture Series
THE VISIBILITY OF THE EIFFEL TOWER
Hollis Clayson, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, introduced by Dr. Nancy Locke
Oct 21 2019 - 5:30pm
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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 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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