Department Highlights

Faculty News

Associate Professor Ikumi Kaminishi's essay "From Ascetic to Saint The Etoki of Tokuhon's Monastic Odyssey" is included in the book Beyond Zen Japanese Buddhism Revealed published by the The Newark Museum of Art

Professor Andrew McClellan's essay (with Marietta Cambareri) Displaying Deceit: "Alceo Dossena's Tomb of Maria Catharina Sabello at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston" is included in the book Sculpture Collections in Europe and the United States 1500-1930, published by Brill

Professor Peter Probst's co-edited book National Museums In Africa Identity, History and Politics was recently published by Routledge

Current Student News

Olivia Mann, MA in Art History 2022, presented a paper entitled Rethinking the History of Visual Studies: Virginia Smith as a Forgotten Practitioner Author at the Conference "The Making of the Humanities IX" in September 2021

Atineh Movsesian, MA in Art History 2022,  received two scholarships from the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) US Graduate Scholarship, and the Richard Melik Simonian Charitable Trust Scholarship Fund

Alumni News

Graduate

Christine Evers, MA in Art History and Museum Studies 2021, is the Curatorial Research Associate for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

John Corso-Esquival, MA in Art History 2003, is an Associate Professor at Davidson College, teaching courses in contemporary, modern, and Latin American art.

Fiona Dang, MA in Art History 2019, is the Curatorial Department Coordinator at Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA.

Whitney Kite, MA in Art History 2018, currently a PhD candidate in Art History at Columbia University, is a co-winner of the International Center of Medieval Art's 2020 student essay award competition for her essay "The Madonna's Magic Carpet: The Construction of Presence in an Armenian Tympanum Relief".

Brinker Ferguson, MA in Art History 2012, Interest in museums, digital media, and education stems from a need to understand how digital repositories and interactive media can connect disparate groups and foster connection and creativity on a whole. Currently she is a post-doc fellow through the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College.

Tamara Golan, MA in Art History 2012, is a Tenure Track Junior Medievalist at the University of Chicago.

Alicia LaTores, MA in Art History 2011, is the Friends of Art Curatorial Research Assistant at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. In fall 2019 she co-curated the exhibition Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College.

Tamar Avishai, MA in Art History 2008, launched The Lonely Palette, a podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time.

Mark Lamster, MA in Art History 1994, has published the biography The Man in The Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century (Little, Brown & Company, 2018).

Undergraduate

Susan Janowsky, BA in Art History 2018, is the Auction Coordinator at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers in Boston.

Erin Dimson Doyle, BA in Art History 2016, is the Program Associate at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.

Natalie Naor, BA in Art History 2015, is the Conservation Technician, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Scarlett Engle, BA in Art History 2015, is the Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder. Research focuses, public archeology and cultural heritage among native Americans.

Talia Lieber, BA 2013, is a PhD student at UCLA with a focus on historic African art. Has extensive travel experience, including conducting independent research in Kigali, Rwanda. Former Curatorial Assistant for the Arts of Africa, Fulbright research fellow. As the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies, she is pleased to announce the publication of their latest issue (42.1), featuring the artwork of Innocent Nkurunziza on the cover!

Sarah Cowan, BA in Art History 2009, as of September 2021 is the Senior Video Producer in Charge of All Video Production at the Museum of Modern Art. Check out the "At The Museum" MoMA's video channel on Youtube