Hilary Fleck (M.A. ‘15), Collections Manager at the Monroe County History Center, was named one of four in Indiana to receive the May Wright Sewall Fellowship from the Indiana Humanities.
The Department is saddened to announce that Professor Emeritus Gene Kleinbauer passed away June 3, 2019, at the age of 82.
Kate Clarke Lemay (M.A. '12), Director of Portal, Portrait Gallery's Scholarly Center, National Portrait Gallery, has curated "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence" as part of the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, "Because of Her Story."
Professor Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz's research has been highlighted by the College of Arts and Sciences. Read this fascinating article by Julie Gray to learn more about Professor Martinez-Ruiz's study of the art of the ancient Kongo.
Professor Bret Rothstein has published The Shape of Difficulty: A Fan Letter to Unruly Objects with Penn State University Press.
The Department of Art History is delighted to announce that doctoral student, MaryClaire Pappas, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to study in Sweden for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Professor Julie Van Voorhis was featured in The New Yorker's article, "The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture"
Professor Julie Van Voorhis was featured in The New Yorker's article, "The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture." Read this fascinating article to learn more about her research on polychromy in the collections of the Eskenzai Museum of Art here at IU.
The department is excited to announce that Art History alumna, Stephanie Walters Kim (B.A. '08), has been selected as one of IU College of Arts and Sciences 20 under 40!
Professor Cordula Grewe has been awarded a Getty Travel Grant and 2018 International Fine Print Dealers Association Book Award for her projects.
Professor Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz has been invited to give the 2018 Journal of Southern African Studies Annual Lecture, "Ma Kisi Nsi: A Quest for Kongo Art"
Professor Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz has been invited to give the 2018 Journal of Southern African Studies Annual Lecture, "Ma Kisi Nsi: A Quest for Kongo Art," on October 5th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Brunei Gallery SOAS, University of London, UK.
Professor Diane Reilly published The Cistercian Reform and the Art of the Book in Twelfth-Century France
Professor Diane Reilly published The Cistercian Reform and the Art of the Book in Twelfth-Century France with Amsterdam University Press.
The Department is excited to announce that Dr. Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz has accepted our offer to join IU as the inaugural holder of the Tanner-Opperman Chair of African Art History in Honor of Roy Sieber.
Professor Adelheid Gealt has received a grant from Jane Fortune to create a virtual museum dedicated to women artists. Professor Gealt's work is part of Ms. Fortune's wider organization Advancing Women Artists.
Professor Michelle Facos, founding Editor-in-Chief, has resumed her role as Chair of the board of Arts, an open access international peer-reviewed journal published by MDPI.
The Department of Art History is delighted to announce that major Meryem Ozel has been selected to receive the Palmer-Brandon Scholarship in the Humanities from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Professor Jeffrey Saletnik’s co-edited special issue of the journal Art in Translation on “Translation and Architecture” is now available
Essays in the special issue address the transmission systems—or media—though which architecture and design move from idea, to plan, to built form; and also, address those media that facilitate historical experience of built form, including written texts, drawings, photographs, and artworks.
Professor Diane Reilly organized a one-day conference, "Mediaevalia at the Lilly: Liturgical Manuscripts in Person," at Indiana University on February 16, 2018.
Professor Margaret Graves attended the First International Conference on Makli, a breathtaking necropolis spread over ten square kilometers near the town of Thatta, in the Pakistani province of Sindh.
Professor Cordula Grewe's co-edited catalogue, The Enchanted World of German Romantic Prints, 1770-1850 has been listed among the "Art Books of the Year" in the Sunday Times of London. The Indiana Daily Student featured Professor Grewe's accomplishment you can read more in their article.
The department was saddened to learn this morning of the passing of Dr. Bruce Cole, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former IU trustee. He was a tireless advocate for art history and the humanities at large, and our department would not be as strong as it is today without his efforts and dedication to our work. He will be sorely missed.
The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington has announced a $1.5 million gift from an anonymous donor to establish the Tanner-Opperman Chair in Honor of Roy Sieber, within the department of Art History.