Professor John Klein delivered the paper "Object or Design? Originality in Matisse's Paper Cut-Outs" at the International Congress of the History of Art, Nuremberg, Germany.
Professor William Wallace delivered the keynote speech at the first international and interdisciplinary symposium of art, literature and linguistics held at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway.
Professor Kristina Kleutghen received Getty Research Institute-National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2013-2014. Link: http://www.getty.edu/research/scholars/years/current.html
Professor Elizabeth Childs is an invited speaker at the Study Day for the exhibition "Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Professor Marisa Bass was awarded a Scaliger Fellowship at Leiden University this summer to support her research on the Netherlandish artist Joris Hoefnagel.
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Adrian Ossi spent June in Italy attending the National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute, "The Legacy of Ancient Italy: The Etruscan and Early Roman City."
Professor Elizabeth Childs attended Scholars’ Day for the exhibition “Gauguin: Maker of Myth” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Professor William Wallace gave the Convocation Address, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana.
The Department of Art History and Archaeology are pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Ila Sheren (PhD, MIT), currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Jackman Institute at the University of Toronto, as Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History, a position that will start in January 2013.
Professor William Wallace directed a Luce Foundation-sponsored week-long workshop and a series of public lectures in China.
Professor Elizabeth Childs's book Vanishing Paradise: Art and Exoticism in Colonial Tahiti was published by University of California Press. The book received an award from the Millard Meiss fund of the College Art Association.
Professor Elizabeth Childs delivered a talk, "Encountering Polynesia: Gauguin, nostalgia and the fictions of paradise" at the Seattle Art Museum on April 10, and will also be giving a lecture on the Gauguin in Polynesia show at that museum to Seattle area Washington University alumni.
Professor William Wallace spoke in the "Great Lives" lecture series at Mary Washington University.
Professor Angela Miller lectured at the National Museum in Seoul, Korea, in conjunction with the first large scale exhibition of American art in that country.
Professor William Wallace delivered the paper "Michelangelo's Brothers at My Shoulder," presented in honor of F.W. Kent at the Renaissance Society of American Meeting, held in Washington D.C.
Professor Elizabeth Childs was installed as the third Etta and Mark Steinberg Professor of Art History, in a ceremony in Steinberg Auditorium on March 19, 2013.
Dr. Mark S. Weil, E. Desmond Lee Emeritus Professor of Art History, and Susan Fisher Sterling (B.A. 1997, Art History and Archaeology, Washington University), both received 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards from Arts and Sciences.
The Department is profoundly saddened by the tragic accidental death of Melanie Michailidis, Ph.D., the Korff Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art. A memorial service will be held for the campus and arts community in March 2013.
The Department is pleased to announce that our post-doctoral teaching fellow in Roman Art and Archaeology, Dr. Adrian Ossi (PhD, University of Michigan, 2009) has accepted an appointment of a second year in the Department. An announcement of his popular courses for next year is forthcoming.