Daniel Bluestone: Saving Wright's Robie House, 1957

Architectural historian and director of the Preservation Studies Program at Boston University Daniel Bluestone (PhD ’84) explores the contentious yearlong international preservation campaign spurred by the Chicago Theological Seminary’s 1957 plan to demolish Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and replace it with a married student dormitory.

The Department of Art History starts a Conservation Science Teaching Program with the Art Institute of Chicago

The Department of Art History, the Humanities Division, the College, and Institute for Molecular Engineering announce a new Conservation Science Teaching Program with the Art Institute of Chicago.

National Gallery names art historian Wu Hung as 2019 Mellon Lecturer

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has named Wu Hung, a scholar of Chinese art, as its next A.W. Mellon lecturer. A widely respected art historian and professor at the University of Chicago, Wu will present six lectures beginning in March 2019 that examine the period between the third century BC and 1911, during which a succession of nine dynasties shaped the political and cultural landscape of China.

Roundtable with Curators and Art Historians: Darby English, Hamza Walker, and Rebecca Zorach

Conversations with artists conducted by scholars, conservators, and curators are an increasingly integral component of textual and object-based research and museum practices, particularly when investigating recent histories and marginalized practices. Whether we publish these interviews as standalone texts or use them as evidence in our writings (dissertations, books, and articles), we are creating a new historical record.