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.

Roundtable on the Artist Interview: Maria Kokkori, Christine Mehring, and Jessica Stockholder

Roundtable on the Artist Interview: 

Maria Kokkori, Christine Mehring, and Jessica Stockholder

The Way of the Vessel: Making, Collecting, and Disseminating Chinese Bronzes

In conjunction with Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors and Their Bronzes, the museum and the University of Chicago present a symposium exploring the cultural practices surrounding ancient bronzes, both in their original context and later as revered objects collected by emperors and scholars.

Presented by the Department of Art History's Center for the Art of East Asia and the Art Institute of Chicago, with additional support for Christie's.

Intercollegiate Undergraduate Art History Symposium

The First Annual Intercollegiate Symposium between the Art History Departments at the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will offer an opportunity for intellectual exchange between young scholars at both institutions. Graduating students will present their BA thesis research in an informal setting to students, faculty, and friends.



10:15: Rose Camara, “Portrait of a Man: An Alternative View on Black Representation in Renaissance Italy.”

University of Chicago and Getty Foundation Announce Dissertation Workshops and Traveling Seminar in Chinese Art History

The Getty Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago to nurture a new generation of historians of Chinese art through dissertation workshops and a traveling seminar which cross continental, cultural, and academic boundaries.