The Department of Art History and Art has another busy fall semester planned, with a variety of lectures, two symposia, exhibitions, and a site visit for the re-accreditation of the Art Education program. One weekend in October stands out in particular: on Friday October 24 the fortieth annual Cleveland Symposium, which is an entirely student-run symposium presenting research by graduate students from the US and abroad, will be held all day at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The symposium is now sponsored by the Nancy and Joseph Keithley Institute for Art History. The next day, October 25, a symposium in honor of Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emerita in the Humanities Ellen Landau will be held at MOCA; this symposium will feature a number of her doctoral students. The keynote speaker for both symposia is Professor Joan Marter of Rutgers University, who will speak Friday at the conclusion of the Cleveland Symposium. Please see our calendar for details of these and other events and lectures open to the public.
We welcome seven new MA students in art history, one of whom is the first student enrolled in the new joint JD/MA in Art History and Museum Studies program, and four new MA students in Art Education. Two new students in our doctoral program in Art Historywill also start this fall. Faculty members hired in the last several years have been busy preparing new courses for our curriculum, some of which will be taught this fall. Three new courses funded by the Mellon grant received two years ago will be offered in the spring semester–more information will be provided in our spring update.