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Art History


Alumna receives ICMA Annual Book Prize

Alumna Tracy Chapman Hamilton (B.A. 1990) has received the 2020 International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) Annual Book Prize for "Pleasure and Politics at the Court of France: The Artistic Patronage of Queen Marie of Brabant (1260-1321)."

Isenstadt considers the COVID-19 pandemic's influence on refrigerator design

In a recent article, Professor Sandy Isenstadt spoke to Treehugger about how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the function of kitchens and may lead to a transformation in refrigerator design.

Publication with essays by Hill and Angelos wins CAA award

"'Life' Magazine and the Power of Photography," which features essays by Professor Jason Hill and Ph.D. candidate Meghan Angelos, received the 2020 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for museum scholarship from CAA.

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


GSLS: "The Museum of the Revolution"

Mar. 10th, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Jodi Hauptman (Senior Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, Museum of Modern Art) will present "The Museum of the Revolution" as part of the 2020-2021 Graduate Stud​ent Lecture Series.


Black Table Talks: Black Women & Insurrection

Mar. 16th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom (Dept. Africana Studies)

​Professor Tiffany Barber will host the Department of Africana Studies' 2021 #WomensHistoryMonth event. Professors Cheryl Hicks and Kathryn Benjamin Golden will discuss Black women's contributions to Black freedom struggles in the past and present, as well as marronage--the refusal and removal of oneself from slavery--as a practice of radical insurrection. An audience Q&A will follow the discussion. RSVP by emailing tebarber@udel.edu.


GSLS: Makeda Best

Mar. 17th, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Makeda Best (Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums) will present as part of the 2020-2021 Graduate Student Lecture Series.