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Associate Professor Elina Gertsman wins the Dieckhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Senate and School of Graduate Studies, the John S. Dieckhoff Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching is awarded to two faculty members that have made exemplary contributions to graduate students through work in the classroom. Part of the prestige of this award is that the process by which winners are selected is run entirely by graduate students. The award consists of a plaque and honorarium presented at the University’s annual commencement convocation.  […Read more]

41st Annual Cleveland Symposium

The 41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Unity and Division in the History of Art
Friday, October 23, 2015
Recital Hall, The Cleveland Museum of Art
In what ways can the visual arts unite or divide humanity? How can their subjects and functions stir us to collaboration or lead to disagreement, apathy, or even war?   How do objects themselves change when their relationships to one another, or to the viewer, are altered or rearranged?
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Creative Achievement Award

If you are applying for the Creative Achievement Award, please do the following:
Art Portfolio PowerPoint:

Send an art portfolio PowerPoint or PDF images of your student work (anywhere from 20-30 images). Each image’s credit line should give the name of the piece, the dimensions, the material, media, and the date completed. For example: Self-Portrait, 18” x 24”, media soft pastel on paper, fall 2012.

If you are showing 3-dimensional work, […Read more]

New Andrew W. Mellon Doctoral Fellowship for 2015-16

Through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CWRU will offer a new five-year doctoral fellowship in art history, beginning in 2015-15.  The Mellon Foundation will provide a $25,000 stipend per year, and CWRU will offer full tuition support. The Mellon Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis to a candidate whose subject interests align with those of a member of the art history faculty and with a curatorial department at the Cleveland Museum of Art. […Read more]

Photographs of MA and Doctoral Graduates from Commencement May 2014

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Art History Courses for First Semester Students

Welcome to CWRU.
If you are interested in studying art history, you have come to the right place, for your professors are all scholars who have worked in museums as well as in universities, and our classes emphasize study of the works of art that can be seen in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Think of the CMA as your art history laboratory, one that is open free of charge for the permanent collections, […Read more]

CWRU, Cleveland Museum of Art announce collaboration for Institute for Art History

Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art are launching a landmark initiative that capitalizes on their longtime collaborations as well as their strengths in scholarship, curation, conservation and education.
The new venture emerged from the vision and dedication of university trustee Joseph Keithley and his wife, Nancy, an art museum trustee. The couple has committed $15 million to realize the idea of a joint effort that advances both institutions and prepares future curators, […Read more]