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: March 20th, 2018
On Monday, March 26, 2018, there will be a special evening at the Linsalata Alumni Center. The evening is split into 2 parts and all are welcome. Reception to follow.
Date posted: March 5th, 2018
On Sunday, March 4, PhD candidate James Wehn joined a group of CWRU alumni from the Tampa area for a visit to the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art. Following brunch, James led the group on a private tour through the museum’s Renaissance and Baroque galleries, where he highlighted a selection of Italian and Northern European paintings, including treasured works by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Piero di Cosimo, and Peter Paul Rubens. …Read more.
Date posted: February 17th, 2018
Brian Rose will be giving a lecture on “Museums, Archaeology and War,” on Feb. 28 at 5:30 in the Cleveland Museum of Art. The lecture is free, but registration is required. Tickets are available on the Museum’s Calendar page.
Date posted: February 7th, 2018
The Subversive Afterlife of Images: Implied, Ensuing Action in Medieval Jewish Visual Culture
In any given work of art, the view of the object at rest is a snapshot of the extant state of theological and political affairs surrounding a given image. …Read more.
Date posted: January 28th, 2018
Professor Catherine Scallen presented a paper, “Wilhelm Valentiner and Joseph Duveen: Expertise and Art Market Connections” at the two-day symposium, “Art Dealers, America, and the International Art Market, 1880–1930” held at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, January 18-19, 2018.
Date posted: January 23rd, 2018
Prof. Gertsman has been awarded the Medieval Academy’s inaugural Karen Gould Prize in Art History for Worlds Within: Opening the Medieval Shrine Madonna (University Park: Penn State Press, 2015). …Read more.
Date posted: January 21st, 2018
Date posted: January 21st, 2018
Now in production and due out this May, Professor Gertsman’s new book, co-authored with one of the field’s foremost historians, Barbara H. Rosenwein, weaves its narrative through the extraordinary array of medieval objects in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art. …Read more.
Date posted: January 16th, 2018
“The Digital Red Monastery Church: Open Access for Scholars and the Public, for Research and Teaching” receives the 2018 Medieval Academy Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies Prize (Principal Investigator, Elizabeth S. …Read more.
Date posted: January 15th, 2018
The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew (1606–1607), in the Cleveland Museum of Art, marks a crucial turning point in the life and artistic development of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610). …Read more.
Date posted: January 14th, 2018
This 2018 Baker-Nord Distinguished Faculty Lecture entitled “Thomas Benton, Jackson Pollock and the Secrets of El Greco” is led by Henry Adams. Come join us on Wednesday February 7, 2018 in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A. Free and open to the public.
Date posted: December 2nd, 2017
The review provides a powerful endorsement of the kind of academic and curatorial collaboration exemplified by Professor Gertsman course, “Piety and Leisure in Late Medieval Europe.” This was the first graduate seminar of its kind, made possible by the Mellon foundation, which was based on the extraordinary collection of medieval art at the CMA and featured object studies by Stephen Fliegel, the Robert P. …Read more.