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Art History


Duveneck catalogue featuring Blue Hens wins award

A recent publication edited by Julie Aronson (Ph.D. 1995), with contributions by Liz Simmons (Ph.D. candidate), has been named "Outstanding Monograph Catalogue" of the year by the Midwest Art History Society.

Join us for 'I Heart UD Giving Day'

To help the department continue to support its graduate students during these unprecedented times, we invite you to make a gift to the Homer-Craven Fund on I Heart UD Giving Day, May 5.

Page receives Barbato Fellowship for graduate studies

Senior Emerson Page has been selected as a Barbato Fellow to complete her Master of Arts in art history at Case Western Reserve University.

Michele Frederick

Associate Curator of European Art, North Carolina Museum of Art

Emily Casey

Assistant Professor of Art History, Saint Mary's College of Maryland

Vivien Barnett

Curatorial Assistant, Maryland Center for History and Culture

Nicole Cook

Project Coordinator for Academic Partnerships, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Kristin Wittman

Senior Financial Reporting Analyst, University of Pennsylvania

Anna Marley

Curator of Historical American Art and Director of the Center for the Study of the American Artist at PAFA

Kelly Baum

Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Elisabeth Berry Drago

Public History Fellow, Science History Institute

Jennifer Stettler Parsons

Assistant Curator, Florence Griswold Museum

Joy Deibert

Senior Press Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Kristel Smentek

Associate Professor of History, Theory and Criticism, Department of Architecture, MIT

Megan Kuck

Owner and Lead Artisan, Moderncity + Main; Academic Advisor and Instructor, University of Delaware

Amanda Shields

Associate Registrar, Brandywine River Museum of Art

Franklin Kelly

Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Gallery of Art


Graduate Student Lightning Round

May 6th, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Join us to learn more about current graduate students’ dissertation research! Presenters will include Meghan Angelos, Thomas Busciglio-Ritter, Tiarna Doherty, Natalie Giguere, Michael Hartman, Erin Hein, Kristen Nassif, Victoria Sunnergren and Genevieve Westerby.

Zoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/95572371552

Please contact Professor Jennifer Van Horn (jvanhorn@udel.edu) for Zoom password and questions.


Anti-Racism Virtual Workshop: Adam Foley

May 7th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

With support from the UD Antiracism Initiative (UDARI), the Department of Art History will host Dr. Adam Foley, director of diversity and inclusion. Foley wi​​ll help guide our graduate students and faculty in developing anti-racist, anti-colonial and anti-oppression pedagogical methods.

This event is for UD art history graduate students. Please RSVP to Anne Cross (across@udel.edu) for Zoom links and reading materials.


Wendy Bellion on the Art of Destruction

May 18th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Online (CHAViC)

​Professor Wendy Bellion will discuss the research she undertook using American Antiquarian Society collections for her recent book Iconoclasm in New York: Revolution to Reenactment (fall 2019, out in paperback May 2020), which explores a history of material violence in Revolutionary New York. Bellion's work traces acts of political iconoclasm and the return of destroyed things in visual representations and civic performances. The webinar will also address more broadly the opportunities and challenges authors face when working with/reproducing visual media.