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2012 News


Congratulations Dr. Lewis

October 2, 2012

Congratulations to Jacob Lewis on successfully defending his dissertation, "Charles Nègre in Pursuit of the Photographic," on October 16, 2012.


Professors Copeland and Feldman Awarded Tenure

May 9, 2012

The department warmly congratulates Professors Huey Copeland and Hannah Feldman, both of whom have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and granted tenure.


Congratulations Dr. Veneskey

April 27, 2012

Congratulations to Laura Veneskey on successfully defending her dissertation, "Alternative Topographies: 'Loca Sancta' Surrogates and Site Circulation in Late Antiquity and Byzantium" on May 23, 2012.

Congratulations Dr. Chowdhury

April 26, 2012

Congratulations to Zirwat Chowdhury on successfully defending her dissertation, "Imperceptible Transitions: The Anglo-Indianization of British Architecture, 1769-1822" on May 2, 2012.

Professor Kiaer at Princeton

April 6, 2012

Christina Kiaer is on leave as a residential fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for the 2011-12 academic year, where she is working on her book project, A Biography of the USSR in Pictures: Aleksandr Deineka and the Problem of Socialist Realism. She lives on Panofsky Lane.


Professor Van Zanten Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

March 15, 2012

Professor David Van Zanten, the Mary Jane Crowe Professor of Art and Architecture, has been elected a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The department warmly congratulates Professor Van Zanten on this honor.


Nina Rowe Named Finalist for Morey Prize

February 8, 2012

The Jew, the Cathedral, and the Medieval City: Synagoga and Ecclesia in the Thirteenth Century (Cambridge University Press) by Nina Rowe (Ph.D., 2002) is a finalist for the 2012 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association. The winner will be announced in advance of the 100th Annual Meeting to be held in Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012.

2012 CAA Reception

February 8, 2012

The Department of Art History co-hosted a reunion with the Department of Art Theory & Practice in conjunction with the CAA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. The event took place at The Mountain, 475 Gin Ling Way, on February 24, 2012 from 6:30-8pm.


Exhibition Curated by Alison Fisher, Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention and Bertrand Goldberg

January 2, 2012

Ph.D. candidate and Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago Alison Fisher is the co-curator of “Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention” on view at the AIC until January 15. The exhibition was co-curated by Zoë Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design at the AIC. It is accompanied by a stunning catalogue with essays by Fisher, Ryan, and others.