The student-curated exhibition will feature tapestries from artists Carlos Luna, Faisal Abdu’Allah, and José Bedia.
Aponte: An Opera has been awarded a 2022 Creative Capital Award.
Dr. Melody Barnett Deusner's book, Aesthetic Painting in Britain and America: Collectors, Art Worlds, Networks, was selected as an award finalist by the Historians of British Art.
Distinguished Alumni Lecture to be delivered by Jordan Pickett: “Climate Change and Cities in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Rome to Byzantium”
Friday, October 22, 2021 / 1:30-3:00 pm / IMU Walnut Room
Annabelle Schafer is one of four recent and current IU student artists invited to participate in an outdoor exhibition presented by the Grunwald Gallery of Art.
Ph.D. candidate Hoda Nedaeifar has been selected to join the Center for Curatorial Leadership's 2021 Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice
Hoda Nedaeifar will participate in the annual seminar with other doctoral students from across the country.
Professor Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz will present an illustrated lecture, titled "Irresistible Logic: Rupestrian Art and Graphic Writing in the Kongo World."
Krystie Herndon, the College of Arts and Sciences’ 2021 Advisor of the Year, brings her best to the “art and science” of academic advising.
Alumnus Sunghoon Lee receives fellowship from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for dissertation research
Sunghoon (Hoon) Lee (M.A. ’17) has been awarded a Samuel H. Kress Foundation fellowship to spend the next two years in Rome completing his Ph.D. dissertation.
Alumna Dr. Elizabeth Perrill (Ph.D. '08) receives grant from the Millard Meiss Publication Fund for upcoming book
"Burnished: Zulu Ceramics Between Rural and Urban South Africa"
(Indiana University Press, Spring 2022).
Made up of three individual lectures, this series invites us to consider how citizenship, identity, and personhood are framed in the visual and material culture of the Nordic region.
The Medieval Academy of America awarded the 2021 Karen Gould Prize in Art History to Professor Graves’ 2018 book.
Professor Margaret Graves’ new co-edited volume, Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean, was a Fall 2020 recipient of the Millard Meiss Publication Fund Award.
Professor Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz receives Mark Claster Mamolen Fellowship from Harvard for 2020-2021 Academic Year
Kimi Matsumura receives Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
She will be teaching Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art for the 2020-21 academic year.
Professor Margaret Graves' book "Arts of Allusion" wins International Center of Medieval Art 2019 Book Prize
Professor Margaret Graves' most recently published book, Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam (Oxford University Press, 2018) was the winner of the International Center of Medieval Art 2019 Book Prize.
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 (Ph.D. '11), 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.