Upcoming Events

 

The Department held an Art History Alumni event on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the VCUarts Depot Building.

The Art History Club at VCU hosted its first Art History Symposium for undergraduate students on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the VCUarts Depot Building.

Professor Catharine Roach led a Professional Development Workshop on funding applications for graduate students on Friday, November 4th from 3:00pm-4:30pm in Buford House, Room 202.

Administrative Director Cindy Myron along with Art History Professors Eric Garberson and Kathleen Chapman held a Graduate School Admissions forum from 1:00pm- 2:30pm in Buford House, Room 202. 

Anne Williams, Visiting Assistant Professor, presented her talk “From the Margins to the Center: Satirizing St. Joseph in Early Modern Art” on Wednesday, October 26th at 11:00am in Buford House, Room 202.

Professor Catharine Roach led a Professional Development Workshop on career planning for graduate students on Friday, October 7th from 3:00pm-4:30pm in Buford House, Room 202.

Eleonora Vratskidou, Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at The Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) presented her talk “Art History for Artists: Lessons from the 19th Century” on Monday, October 3rd at 3:00pm in the VCUarts Depot Building.

Mei-Ling Israel, Craft History Teaching Fellow in the Craft/Material Studies Department and Doctoral Candidate at Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture presented her talk “Circles, Pins and Threads: Craft Knowledge in the Digital Sphere” on Wednesday, April 27th at 12:00pm in Buford House, Room 202.

Christopher Oliver, Assistant Curator of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and PhD Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Virginia presented his talk “Heart of the Andes on Broadway: Art Exhibitions, Entertainment, and Urbanity in Antebellum New York” on Wednesday, April 6th at 12:00pm in Buford House, Room 202.

Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art, and Owen Duffy, doctoral student and Exhibitions Manager, The Anderson at VCU presented “Burghers in Conversation: From Calais to Contemporary” on Wednesday, February 10th at 1:00pm at the VMFA.  

Assistant Professor Catherine Roach presented her lecture “London: Exhibition Capital of the Nineteenth Century” on Wednesday, January 27th at 12:00pm in Buford House, Room 202.

VCUarts departments of Art History, Painting and Printmaking and Craft and Material Studies along with African American Studies presented an artist talk by Fred Wilson, December 2nd at 11:00am in the Student Commons Theatre.

The Art History Graduate Student Association hosted a professional development workshop led by Dr. Catharine Roach on Friday, November 20th.

Emeritus Professor Charles Brownell presented “Great Victorian Designers In America, 1840-1910” on October 6th, 2015 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the Maymont Mansion.

D. Fairchild Ruggles, Professor and Interim Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign presented her lecture “Spanish Patrimony and the Islamic Past” on Monday, April 13th at 10:00am in Buford House, Room 202.

Caroline Hannah, Craft Teaching Fellow, design historian and PhD candidate at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design, Material Culture presented her talk “Henry Varnum Poor: Crafting Modern Domesticityon Monday, April 6th at 5:00pm in Buford House, Room 202.

Visiting Artist Alejandro Cesarco presented his lecture on Japanese conceptual artist, On Kawara on Friday, March 27th at 10:00am in Buford House, Room 202.  

Jo Briggs, Assistant Curator of 18th and 19th Century Art and Manager of Curatorial Fellowship at The Walters Art Museum presented her lecture “Missed Connections: Léon Bonvin’s Floral Still Lifes” on Friday, March 20th at 4:15 pm at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Pauley Center.

Kathryn Brennan, Director of Brennan & Griffin Gallery in New York presented, “Paul Shimmel’s Helter Skelter and the New L.A. Sculpture” on Thursday, February 26th.

Branden Joseph, Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University presented his talk “A Crystal Web Image of Horror: Paul Sharits’ Structural and Substructural Cinema” on  Thursday, February 19th at 4:00pm in the VCUarts Depot Building.

Jesus Escobar, Professor in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University and 2014-15 Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Center presented his lecture “Lost Madrid: The Royal Palace of the Spanish Habsburgs” on Wednesday, January 28th at 3:30pm in the Humanities Research Center, Seminar Room 201.

Students attended “A Day at the Chrysler Museum of Art” on Friday, February 6th in Norfolk Virginia.

Assistant Professor Kathleen Chapman presented her lecture Flattened: The Expressive Surface in Poster Design and German Expressionism, Tuesday, October 28th at 4:00pm in VCUarts Depot Building.

Admissions counselors from Sotheby’s Institute of Art presented an information session about their 6 different specialized masters degree programs in the fine arts (Art Business, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Design, East Asian Art, Fine and Decorative Art and Photography) at their two global campuses in New York City and London on Thursday, November 20th at 12:00pm in Buford House, Room 202

Art History doctoral student Owen Duffy organized the exhibition The Tapia Twins:  Bringing Together Art & Medicine, which opened on September 5th at the VCUarts Depot Gallery.

Dr. Janna Israel presented a workshop about conference proposals and presentations at the The Art History Graduate Student Association (GSA) meeting on Friday, September 12 at 2:00pm in Buford House, Room 202.  

Anne Helmreich, Senior Program Officer at the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles and formerly Associate Professor of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University, spoke about the future of Digital Art History along with the implications for Digital Humanities in general on November 20th, 2014 at 3:30pm in the Student Commons Forum Room.

The Department of Art History hosted the Symposia on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts with “Traditions–VI”  on Friday, November 21st from 9:00am-3:30pm at the Virginia Historical Society.