News & Events
Professor Jennifer Marshall receives Robert Motherwell Book Award for Machine Art, 1934
Jennifer Marshall has been awarded the Robert Motherwell Book Award from the Dedalus Foundation for her book Machine Art, 1934 (University of Chicago Press).
More information about the prize can be found here:
ZoE Bartholomew Receives SelmEr-Birkelo Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that one of our Art History students, Zoë Bartholomew, has just been awarded the Selmer-Birkelo Scholarship. Selmer Birkelo Scholarships provide one year of scholarship support for
approximately 14 outstanding CLA students majoring in fields relating to
history, modern languages, classics, or the social and behavioral
Benjamin Patterson and Christina Tucker Elected to Membership in Phi Beta Kappa
Two Art History students, Benjamin James Patterson and Christina Marie Tucker, have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa by the Alpha Chapter of the University of Minnesota. Both of these students have received an invitation to accept membership and attend the initiation ceremony on the afternoon of May 18, 2013.
Professor Steven Ostrow to speak at Center for Early Modern History on April 12
"Sleuthing and Serendipity: From Pietro Tacca's U of M Fountain to the Quattro Mori in Livorno" by Professor Steven Ostrow
WHEN: Friday, April 12 at 12:15 pm
LOCATION: History Conference Center, Room 1210 Heller Hall
Presented by the Center for Early Modern History
Associate Professor Jennifer Marshall collaborates with the Weisman Art Museum on the new exhibition "PHOTO NATION: Photography in the United States"
Photo Nation presents photographs from the Weisman Art Museum's collection that showcase the development of photography in the United States, from the nineteenth century to the present, both as a branch of the fine arts, and as a social tool.
Offered in partnership with Associate Professor Jennifer Marshall's University of Minnesota Art History course of the same name, this exhibition will be a resource for the students in the class, while also sharing this compelling topic with the broader public.
Associate Professor Robert Silberman curates "Elemental" exhibition at Northern Clay Center
Now on view at Northern Clay Center: "Elemental," March 15-may 12, 2013
In conjunction with the exhibition, an artist panel and gallery talk moderated by the exhibition's curator Robert Silberman will be held in the Influx Room at the Regis Center for Art on the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus, on Thursday, March 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A gallery talk will take place at Northern Clay Center, in the Main Gallery, on Saturday, March 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon.
Professor Steven Ostrow Receives Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant
We are pleased to announce that Professor Steven Ostrow, Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), has received a Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant (College Art Association), for Critical Perspectives on Early Modern Roman Sculpture, in press with the Pennsylvania State University Press.
Professor Gabriel Weisberg to Guest Curate upcoming exhibition "THE RESONANCE OF JAPAN: JAPONISME AND SCANDINAVIA, 1873-1918" in Helsinki, Finland in 2015.
Guest Curator: Gabriel P. Weisberg, Professor of Art History, University of
Co-Curator: Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Exhibitions Curator, Ateneum Art
Participating Museums: Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden; Nasjonaalrryuseet, Oslo, Norway; Ateneum Art Museum (The National Museum of Finland), Helsinki, Finland (with co-operation with the Design Museum, Helsinki)
Erik Farseth receives Minnesota State Arts Board Grant
Erik Farseth, Executive Office and Administrative Specialist for the Department of Art History, has been awarded a 2013 Artist Initiative Grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Art History Office Support Staff Receive CLA Outstanding Service Awards
The Department of Art History is pleased to announce that John McEwen (Associate Administrator), Peter Harle (Art History Undergraduate Academic Advisor), Erik Farseth (Executive Office and Administrative Specialist), and Kristin Charles (Senior Accountant) have been chosen by the CLA Work
Group to receive CLA Outstanding Service Awards.
SPRING 2013 Lecture Series
Marsha Haufler, Professor, Kansas University
Tuesday, March 26
" A Time of Miracles and Wonder, China 1400-1450"
Co-sponsored by the History Department, the Religious Studies Department and the Institute for Advanced Studies.
Location: 425 Blegen Hall
Cecilia Frosinini, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Restoration Laboratory, Florence
Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
"Giotto in Florence: a new light on the Peruzzi and the Bardi chapels"
Tuesday, April 2
Location: InFlux Space, Regis Center for Art
Click here for parking information.
Please note that this lecture has been moved to a new location in the InFlux Space.
Emily Umberger, Professor, University of Arizona
Thursday, April 18
Time and Location: TBD
Co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas
"Saturday workshop to follow: time & location TBD"
Professor Matthew Canepa chosen for 2013 residency at the Getty Research Institute for 'Royal Glory, Divine Fortune'
Every year since 1985 the Getty Research Institute has invited scholars, artists, and other cultural figures from around the world to work in residence at the Institute on projects that bear upon its annual research theme. While in residence, they pursue their own research projects, make use of Getty collections, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.
Matthew P. Canepa (Villa) is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He specializes in the art and archaeology of ancient Iran and the Mediterranean.
Royal Glory, Divine Fortune: Contesting the Global Idea of Iranian
Kingship in the Hellenized and Iranian Near East, Central and South Asia
(330 BCE–642 CE)
Julie L'Enfant receives Minnesota Book Award
Julie L'Enfant, Chair of the Liberal Arts Program at the College of Visual Arts (St.Paul), has received a Minnesota Book Award for her book, Pioneer Modernists: Minnesota's First Generation of Women Artists (Afton Press). L'Enfant received the award in the category of Minnesota culture and the visual arts. The book tells the story of a generation of women artists in Minnesota who are often overlooked but who played an enormous role in the development of art schools and galleries.
L'Enfant received her PhD in art history from the University of Minnesota in 1996. This is the fourth book that Professor L'Enfant has published, including her PhD dissertation on the art criticism of William Rossetti.
Recent Graduate Students Hired for Tenure-Track positions
The Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce that two of our recent graduates have been hired for tenure-track positions.
Sugata Ray (PhD 2011) has accepted a tenure-track position at UC Berkeley, and Sara Sik (PhD 2010) has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of South Dakota.