The Department of Art History and Art offers opportunities to study art history, to participate in a broad range of studio offerings, to pursue state teacher certification in art education, and to engage in pre-professional museum training. The Bachelor of Arts degree is granted in art history and in pre-architecture, and the Bachelor of Science degree in art education. In addition, the department offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in art history, in art history and museum studies, and in art education; and the Doctor of Philosophy in art history.
All art programs are considerably enhanced by close cooperation with and access to the facilities of cultural institutions located in University Circle, in particular The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Institute of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
The Cleveland Museum of Art/CWRU Art History Program has been in existence since 1967. The museum’s curators serve as adjunct faculty, and graduate research projects under their direction often result in exhibitions and publications. The museum Studies course and internships provide experience in curatorial practices, connoisseurship, conservation, design, and museum education, and the program has a history of producing leaders in the museum field. Graduate students are exposed to both traditional and newer theoretically based art historical approaches in classes taught by faculty renowned for their expertise in a diversity of fields.
Date posted: December 8th, 2016
Professors Erin Benay and Maggie Popkin were awarded full-year fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, as announced in December 2016. These highly competitive awards will enable each of them to take a year off from teaching and service to work full time on their new book projects. …Read more.
Date posted: September 29th, 2016
Erin Benay, Assistant Professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art, received a 2017-18 fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies to support research and travel for her third book project, tentatively titled Italy by Way of India: Routes of Devotional Knowledge in the Early Modern Period. …Read more.
Date posted: September 16th, 2016
Dr. Aimee Marcereau DeGalan, CWRU PhD 2007, will take up her duties in October as the new Louis L. and Adelaide C. Ward Senior Curator of European Arts at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. …Read more.
Date posted: July 7th, 2016
Congratulations to Elina Gertsman, who was promoted to the rank of Professor, effective July 1, 2016. She came to CWRU as Assistant Professor in fall 2010, and earned tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor in 2014. …Read more.
Date posted: July 5th, 2016
Elina Gertsman, Associate Professor in Medieval Art, received a Faculty Research Travel Grant from the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at CWRU. She used it this summer to travel to northern Europe in order to work at several libraries, museums, and archives, and finish research for her next monograph on empty spaces in late medieval art. …Read more.
Date posted: July 2nd, 2016
UCITE, the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) at Case Western Reserve University, has named Assistant Professor Erin Benay one of its five Glennan Fellows for 2016-17. Named after T. …Read more.