Elizabeth S. Bolman

 

Elizabeth BolmanElizabeth S. Bolman is Chair of the Department of Art History and Art, and Elsie B. Smith Chair in the Liberal Arts. She engages with the visual culture of the eastern Mediterranean in the late ancient and Byzantine periods. Professor Bolman is best known for her work in Egypt, in which she has demonstrated the vitality of Christian Egyptian art and a new understanding of the nature of artistic production there in the early Byzantine period. She edited and was the principal contributor to the award-winning Monastic Visions: Wall Paintings in the Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea (Yale University Press and the American Research Center in Egypt, 2002) and to The Red Monastery Church: Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt (Yale University Press and the American Research Center in Egypt, 2016). This recent book is the product of over a decade-long multidisciplinary project that she founded and directed, which included cleaning and conservation of the Red Monastery’s spectacular paintings. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright program, National Endowment for the Humanities, Dumbarton Oaks, American Research Center in Egypt, and United States Agency for International Development.

Recent Department News

Medieval Monsters: Photos

Profs. Sherry Lindquist and Asa Mittman delivered a riveting series of talks on September 27 and 28. On Thursday, they spoke to Prof. Gertsman's "Medieval Matters" class and led a study day for the International Center of Medieval Art at their exhibition. On Friday, they lectured in the Thwing...

Medieval Abstraction Goes to Paris!

The joint project of Profs. Gertsman and Debiais, sponsored by the French-American Cutural Foundation, continues in Paris, at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. A workshop at Musée de Cluny and Musée de Louvre on September 30, and a series of talks at EHESS-2 on October 1!  

Congratulations to New Mellon Fellows

Generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made possible two one-year Mellon Fellowships. These have been awarded to two doctoral students, Dominique (Nikki) DeLuca and Angelica Verduci. Nikki is slated to defend her dissertation, "Ab umbra ad umbram: Shadows in Late Medieval Secular Manuscripts," in November of this year; she...

Join us for “Medieval Monsters: Far and Near”

Please join us for the exciting lecture held in conjunction with "Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders," on view at the CMA. Prof. Sherry Lindquist and Prof. Asa Simon Mittman, co-curators of the show, will deliver a talk on Friday, September 27, 2019, 5:30, at the Thwing Center (2nd Floor...

Director’s Reception at the CMA

Thanks to Director Bill Griswold for welcoming our new students at a great party!

Julius Lecture in Medieval Art

Join us for Charles T. Little's THE GOTHIC RENAISSANCE: A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THE ART IN THE MIDDLE AGES. This lecture will be happening on September 11, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Recital Hall of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Graduate Art History Association (GAHA)

The Graduate Art History Association (GAHA) was founded in September 2004 at Case Western Reserve University.  The organization holds meetings at least once per month during the academic year. The purpose of these meetings is to inform graduate students of upcoming events and to give them an opportunity to...

Congratulations to our 2019 MA graduates!

Jacob Emmett started his job at the Cleveland Museum of Art as an Assistant Registrar this June. Kate Hublou, currently the Center for American Art Summer Silver Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art,  will start as Research Associate in European Decorative Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago at the...

Announcing Ben Levy’s publication

Benjamin Levy, a second-year doctoral student, was invited to contribute an essay to artist Amze Emmons’s mid-career retrospective exhibition catalog. Ben conducted a studio visit with the artist this spring in Philadelphia. His essay, “Visible and Easily Moved: Process and Authority in the Work of Amze Emmons,” is joined...

Sherry Lindquist and Asa Simon Mittman,”Medieval Monsters: Far and Near”

Save the date for Sherry Lindquist's and Asa Simon Mittman's "Medieval Monsters: Far and Near"! Friday, September 27, 2019, 5:30 Thwing Center, 2nd Floor Ballroom,  11111 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106   Reception to follow Medieval artists used visual cues of monstrosity to depict both foreigners and people who did not conform to restrictive social norms,...

Charles Little, “The Gothic Renaissance: A Pivotal Moment in the Art in the Middle Ages”

Save the date for the September 11th Julius Fund talk by Charles Little, Curator Emeritus of Medieval Art  and The Cloisters,  The Metropolitan Museum of Art The catastrophic fire of Notre Dame of Paris on 15 April brought global attention to the world of Gothic art and the cathedral as one of its...

Cleveland Symposium: Visualizing Sound & Silence in Art & Architecture

Visualizing Sound & Silence in Art & Architecture 45th Annual Cleveland Symposium Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio Friday, October 25, 2019 When we examine visual images, we often concentrate solely on the sense of sight. In contrast, art and architecture, whether employing musical, ritual, or acoustic...