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Professor Gertsman’s and Mr. Fliegel’s Myth and Mystique Catalogue Receives a Glowing Review

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.

Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art at the Maltz Performing Arts Center

Date posted: December 2nd, 2017


On November 14, Prof. Steven Fine discussed the way Arch of Titus was seen and interpreted throughout history, from the Roman period to the present day. Dr. Fine’s ongoing exhibition at Yeshiva University features a true-to-life replica of the Spoils of Jerusalem relief from the Arch, made thanks to the three-dimensional and polychrome scanning done as part of the YU’s Arch of Titus Project in 2012. …Read more.

Julius Fund Lecture in Renaissance Art

Date posted: October 24th, 2017


Paula Findlen, Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History and Director of the Science, Technology and Society Program at Stanford University will present “Leonardo’s Legacy: The Artist as Scientist in Seventeenth-Century Italy
Wednesday, November 8, 5:00pm, Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall
Free and open to the public; reception to follow …Read more.

Julius Fund Lecture in Medieval Art, September 29, 2017

Date posted: September 20th, 2017

Professor Christina Maranci, Tufts University, will present Adventures in Armenian Architecture
Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:30pm Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall

The Church of Surb Sargis (Saint Sergius), (Digor, mod. …Read more.

The Department of Art History and Art welcomes Elizabeth (Betsy) Bolman as its new Chair

Date posted: September 20th, 2017

The Department of Art History and Art is delighted to welcome Elizabeth (Betsy) S. Bolman as its new chair and Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts. A leading expert on late antique, Byzantine, and early medieval Egyptian art, Professor Bolman most recently directed a wall-painting conservation project at the Red Monastery church in Upper Egypt. …Read more.

Graduation 2017

Date posted: August 29th, 2017


Our MA graduates after the diploma ceremony.  From left to right: Prof. Holly Witchey, Bailey Pfohl, Tony Huffman, Jerika Jordan,Cara Coleman, Allison Slenker, Prof. Catherine Scallen. Congratulations to all! …Read more.

Art History Graduate Students Receive Awards in May 2017

Date posted: May 4th, 2017

Aimee Caya, a first-year doctoral student, and Kylie Fisher, a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Art History and Art, have received Graduate Dean’s Instructional Excellence Awards. These awards are given to university graduate students who participate in undergraduate education as teaching assistants and display excellence in their work and commitment. …Read more.

Erin Benay and Catherine Scallen Receive Diekhoff Awards

Date posted: May 4th, 2017

Erin Benay, Assistant Professor of Art History and Catherine Scallen, the Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor in the Humanities and Chair of Art History and Art, have received Diekhoff awards. This is the third year in a row that a member of the art history faculty has received a Diekhoff award; four of the seven tenured or tenure track art historians in the department are now Diekhoff winners. …Read more.

Accepted applicants visit CWRU’s art history programs, March 24, 2017

Date posted: April 3rd, 2017

Current MA and doctoral students show accepted MA applicants through the CMA galleries. We had a full day of events, with a tour of Ingalls Library, lunch with the faculty, an Art Talk by Prof. …Read more.

Erin Benay and Maggie Popkin Awarded Fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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.

Erin Benay Receives Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies

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.

Dr. Aimee Marcereau DeGalan, PhD 2007, named the Louis and Adelaide C. Ward Senior Curator of European Arts at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

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.

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