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Congratulations to new Ph.D.s Dr. Emily Burns, Dr. Sarah McGavran, Dr. Diane Towle, Dr. Anna Warbelow and Dr. Elissa Weichbrodt, and to our new M.A.s James Gardner, Mia Laufer, Winne Tsang, Elizabeth Wolfson.
And congratulations to our Honors graduate, B.A. 2013, Ms. Erin Wrightson, and all of our other graduating majors and minors!
In March of 2013, Professor Elizabeth Childs was installed as the Etta and Mark Steinberg Professor of Art History. Professor Childs received this chair, which was originally established in 1963, in recognition for her contributions in teaching and research. Her work is mainly in the study of modern art, encompassing late eighteenth- through early twentieth-century European art and visual culture. She is chair of the Department of Art History and Archaeology, and has been a faculty member at Washington University since 1993.
The Department of Art History and Archaeology celebrated the graduation of 19 majors with a reception in the Kemper Art Museum. Senior award recipients were Allison Fricke, 2012 Mark S. Weil Prize for Distinction in Art History and Museum Practice; Mary Mulia Bressman, Yale Book Prize for Distinction in Art History; Molly Moog, Murphy Family Prize for an Outstanding Honors Thesis in Art History; Daniel Arteaga, Murphy Family Prize for best essay written by a graduating senior.
The Department also had five students graduate with M.A.s in Art History. They are: Amanda Beresford, Ashley Eckhardt, Emily Hanson, Jennifer Padgett, and Aliya Reich.
During commencement week, the Department of Art History and Archaeology celebrates the accomplishments of the outgoing class of undergraduate Majors and Minors. A small reception is held in the atrium of the Kemper Art Museum (under Olafur Eliason's "Your Imploded View" (2006)). The students are invited to bring their family members to meet their Art History professors. Dr. Elizabeth Childs, Department Chair, spoke about the graduating class and handed out the departmental awards for outstanding writing, research, and academic performance. Pictures were taken by Taidghin O'Brien.
On November 8, 2008, Dr. Elizabeth Childs was awarded a Distinguished Faculty Award at Washington University in Saint Louis' Founder's Day celebration, which was held at the America's Center in downtown Saint Louis. Many faculty members, graduate students, and colleagues from local art museums went to the event in support and recognition of Dr. Childs receiving the award for her scholarship, teaching, and service to the department, faculty, students, and University.
On May 16, 2008, the Department celebrated the graduation of two graduate students, Maya Fujikawa, who received her Ph.D., and Emilie Boone, who received her M.A.
On May 10, 2007, the Department of Art History and Archaeology celebrated the eight-year long tenure of Professor William E. Wallace, Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History, as Chair of the Department. The event began with a surprise viewing of some of Professor Wallace’s favorite Old Master prints in the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum. There was an open-air reception, where Professor Wallace and his wife Elizabeth Fagan were presented with a turn-of-the-century print by Ernest Roth of a street scene in Rome. During his eight year tenure, Professor Wallace oversaw what was a critical time in the Department’s growth. Under Professor Wallace’s leadership, the number of majors and graduate students in the Department almost doubled, and he saw the Department through the completion of the ambitious building campaign that resulted in the Department's new home in the Fumihiko Maki designed Kemper building.