Art History alums Steffi Chappell and Liz Bryson recruit interns at Le Moyne College Careers in the Creative Industries Night

(l to r) Liz Bryson (MA '18), Steffi Chappell (MA '15)

(l to r) Liz Bryson (MA '18), Steffi Chappell (MA '15)

October 17, 2018
ALUM NEWS FLASH. Everson Museum Education Assistant Liz Bryson and Curatorial Assistant Steffi Chappell recruited interns at Le Moyne College Careers in the Creative Industries Night at the CNY Philanthropy Center. Liz and Steffi are distinguished alums of our masters program in art history.

Prof Sam Gruber leads "Arts & Crafts Houses in the Berkeley Park Neighborhood" architecture walking tour

Prof Sam Gruber

Prof Sam Gruber

October 16, 2018

Woohoo for prof Sam Gruber! Despite the on again off again rain on Saturday, the Arts and Crafts Society of Central NY (ACSCNY) had a spirited tour of the 1911-1930 garden suburb and Arts & Crafts enclave of Berkeley Park in Syracuse led by ACSCNY president Sam Gruber, on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Click here for the ACSCNY Facebook post about the Berkeley Park Neighborhood Walking Tour

Art History Graduate Programs 2019!

October 11, 2018

Thinking about graduate school in art history? Did you know that our department offers 3 masters degree programs? Two are on main campus and one is in Florence. One of our main campus programs gives you the option of pursuing a dual degree in art history and museum studies.

The application deadline is January 15, 2019.

Click here for more information about our Art History graduate programs

Click here to download the Art History graduate programs PDF

Art History alum Alison Taras (M.A. '18) teaches "Ideas in Art and Design History" at Northern Michigan University

Alison Taras (M.A. '18)

Alison Taras (M.A. '18)

October 9, 2018
Congrats to art history alum Alison Taras (MA '18) who is teaching an introductory art history survey course (called Ideas in Art and Design History) at her undergraduate institution, Northern Michigan University. Woohoo! Alison shares a recent picture with us and reports that it just snowed in the upper peninsula of Michigan!

Art History Senior Seminar in New York City!

October 8, 2018
Our Senior Art History Majors were in NYC September 27-30. The Senior Seminar participants visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, Sotheby's, Paul Kasmin Gallery, the Lubin House, and more!

Profs Scott Stevens and Sascha Scott attend "Art of Native America" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Prof Scott Stevens in front of painting by George Caleb Bingham

Prof Scott Stevens in front of painting by George Caleb Bingham

October 4, 2018

Professor Sascha Scott shares a photo of prof Scott Stevens in front of the George Caleb Bingham painting he wrote about for a landmark exhibition at the Met titled Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection. His wall text is in purple and can be found online on the exhibition website. Profs Scott and Stevens attended the opening at the Met.

Thanks for sharing this picture prof Scott and congrats prof Stevens!

Art History alum Emily Francisco (M.A. '17) presents paper at the Feminist Art History Conference at American University

Emily Francisco (M.A. '17)

Emily Francisco (M.A. '17)

October 2, 2018
Congratulations to Art History alum Emily Francisco (M.A. '17), who presented a paper on Cornelia Chapin for the "Reinventing Sculpture" panel at the Feminist Art History Conference at American University in Washington, D.C. this past weekend. Her paper was titled “Granite Resistance: Cornelia Van Auken Chapin’s ‘Giant Frog’ in Paris and Philadelphia, ca. 1937-1941,” and was largely based on her art history symposium paper of the same name. Woohoo for Emily!

Art History and Fine Arts major Payton Goad ('19) joins SUArt Galleries team

Payton Goad (B.A. '19)

Payton Goad (B.A. '19)

October 2, 2018
This Saturday’s Staff Spotlight is about Payton Goad (aka me!) I’m new to the SU Art Gallery team but absolutely love working with everyone! I manage the social media accounts and am currently aiming to raise awareness for the gallery and current exhibitions. I’m an Art History and Fine Arts double major and can’t wait to see what the future offers me

Art History seniors study Winslow Homer prints at SUArt Galleries with Prof Wayne Franits

September 28, 2018
Prof Wayne Franits and our art history seniors were at SUArt Galleries recently to study prints by Winslow Homer. Fun! Thank you SUArt for making such hands-on learning experiences possible for our faculty and students. The seniors are in NYC for their Senior Seminar trip with profs Franits, Sam Johnson, and Romita Ray for a two-day intensive visit to the Frick Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sotheby's, Paul Kasmin Gallery, and the Lubin House where they will connect with art history alums in the City. Woohoo!

Prof Romita Ray reconnects with distinguished Art History alums

(l to r) Prof Romita Ray, David Houle ('69) and Tracy Tajbl ('89)

(l to r) Prof Romita Ray, David Houle ('69) and Tracy Tajbl ('89)

September 27, 2018
What fun it is to reconnect with distinguished alums from our department! Prof Ray connected yesterday with acclaimed Futurist thinker David Houle (Art History BA '69) who was on campus to deliver the VPA Fall Convocation Keynote Lecture. All thanks to the generosity of another alum, Tracy Tajbl (Art History BA '89), now Assistant Dean of Advancement in VPA. Woohoo for our outstanding alums!

Art History alum David Houle delivers VPA Fall Convocation Keynote Lecture

David Houle (B.A. 1969)

David Houle (B.A. 1969)

September 27, 2018
Art history alum David Houle (B.A. 1969), one of the foremost Futurist thinkers of our time, gave the VPA Fall Convocation Keynote Lecture yesterday in Goldstein Auditorium. Check out some of his fun and "futurist" thoughts.
https://davidhoule.com/

Art History grad students visit local private collection with Prof Wayne Franits

Art History grads examine private collection

Art History grads examine private collection

September 25, 2018

Our art history grad students grad proseminar visited a private collection in Syracuse with prof Wayne Franits, in preparation for a winter 2020 exhibition on 17th century Dutch paintings from regional collections. Thereafter, they headed out for ice cream!

 

Our Art History alums and the Everson Museum of Art

(l to r) Maddie Ledsma (G '14), Steffi Chapell (G '15) and Liz Bryson (G '18)

(l to r) Maddie Ledsma (G '14), Steffi Chapell (G '15) and Liz Bryson (G '18)

September 25, 2018
Last week, prof Sascha Scott reconnected with three of our fabulous art history alums who are all working at the Everson Museum of Art. All three students graduated from our Masters degree program. Maddie Ledsma (2014, administrative assistance), Steffi Chapell (2015, curatorial assistant) and Liz Bryson (2018, education and interpretation)!

Art History alum Marissa Bartz (M.A. '18) lands internship at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

Marissa Bartz (G '18)

Marissa Bartz (G '18)

September 20, 2018

Congratulations to art history alum Marissa Bartz (MA '18) who has landed a year-long paid internship in Louisiana! She is working at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

Way to go, Marissa!

Art History alum Tammy Hong (B.A. '18) appointed Andrew W. Mellon Research Assistant at the National Gallery of Art

(l to r) Tammy Hong ('18), Emily Francisco (G '17)

(l to r) Tammy Hong ('18), Emily Francisco (G '17)

September 19, 2018
Two of our award-winning art history alums recently connected at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Hurrah for Tammy Hong (B.A. '18) and Emily Francisco (M.A. '17). In an earlier post, we had announced that Emily is working at the NGA as a curatorial assistant in the Modern Art department. Here's a shout out to Tammy who has landed the highly competitive position of Andrew W. Mellon Research Assistant in Modern Materials in the Conservation Division at the National Gallery.  Best wishes from all of us in your new position, Tammy!

Fulbright Scholars join the Department of Art and Music Histories

(l to r) Ingeborg Zechner, Dalibor Prancevic

(l to r) Ingeborg Zechner, Dalibor Prancevic

September 18, 2018
Our department hosted prof Dalibor Prancevic, a Fulbright scholar from Croatia, this Spring and Summer. Prof Ingeborg Zechner, another Fulbright scholar, this time from Austria, has joined us this Fall. You can find out more about them on our website under the "Visiting Scholars" tab or simply click on the links above to read more about them and their research interests. Welcome Dr. Zechner!

Music History and Cultures major Tyler Youngman accepted into SU's New Explorations in Information Science Technology Research Lab

Tyler Youngman

Tyler Youngman

September 12, 2018

Tyler Youngman, who is double-majoring in Music History & Cultures and Information Management & Technology (with a minor in Music Performance), was recently accepted into SU's New Explorations in Information Science Technology Research Lab. As a member of this student-driven program, Tyler plans to continue developing a Digital Humanities project devoted to the history of the “théâtrophone,” a late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century telephonic transmission system pioneered in Paris. Tyler began working on this project in HOM 592 Music, Space, and Place, under the supervision of Prof. Sarah Fuchs Sampson. In Spring 2018, Tyler used archival sources to chart Parisian théâtrophone listening sites on a georeferenced historical map.

Way to go, Tyler!

Click here to read more about Tyler Youngman's program

‘Sueños: Celebrating the Surreal’ exhibition opens at Point of Contact Gallery, curated by Art History grad student Natalie McGrath

Natalie McGrath (second from left)

Natalie McGrath (second from left)

September 11, 2018
Congrats again to Natalie McGrath for her exciting exhibition, ‘Sueños: Celebrating the Surreal,’ that opened in the Point of Contact Gallery in the Warehouse, this past Friday. If you haven't seen the exhibition, go see it! It draws upon our campus collections and showcases a superb selection. Thank you to all the students who showed up!

Art & Music Histories welcomes Prof Glenn Peers to the department!

Glenn Peers

Glenn Peers

September 11, 2018

Art & Music Histories welcomes prof Glenn Peers to our department this Fall. An acclaimed art historian, prof Peers earned his Ph.D. in the History of Art from The Johns Hopkins University, and, while on leave in 2000 - 01, he also earned a Licentiate in Medieval Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in the University of Toronto. He was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin until 2018, when he joined our department. Prof Peers works on late Antique and Byzantine Art, and has worked with the prestigious Menil Collection.

Click here to read more about prof Glenn Peers 

Art History grad student Natalie McGrath showcased in SU News article about Point of Contact Gallery exhibition opening

Joseph Kugielsky, The “Last Supper” (negative installation), 1994, film negative and light box.

Joseph Kugielsky, The “Last Supper” (negative installation), 1994, film negative and light box.

September 7, 2018

Art History grad student Natalie McGrath was showcased recently in an SU News article. Natalie curated the exhibition, ‘Sueños: Celebrating the Surreal’ at the Point of Contact Gallery.

Congratulations to Natalie, who was also appointed assistant director of Point of Contact Gallery last semester.

Natalie’s show opens this evening (Friday, September 7, 5-8 PM).

Click here to read the SU News article about Natalie McGrath and the Point of Contact Gallery

 

Prof Romita Ray to give SU Art Galleries Lunchtime Lecture on Rodin exhibition

September 4, 2018

Join Romita Ray, associate professor of art history, on Wednesday, September 5 at 12:15 PM for SU Art Galleries' first Lunchtime Lecture of the year! Prof. Ray is sure to give an engaging and illustrious gallery tour of the newly installed exhibition, Rodin: The Human Experience.

Click here for more information about Prof Ray's Lunchtime Lecture

University Lecture Series

August 30, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! This year's University Lecture series includes some amazing speakers including our very own Booker Prize winning George Saunders, the acclaimed writer Margaret Atwood, and renowned portraitist Robert Shetterly.

Click here to read about the University Lecture Series

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler features in new video, "What is Restoration Shakespeare?"

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

August 29, 2018

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler and her collaborator, prof Richard Schoch, are featured in this video that was showcased a few hours ago on the Folger Shakespeare Library Facebook page. The Folger is a world renowned venue for Shakespeare studies. Congratulations to prof Eubanks Winkler!

 

Prof Sascha Scott participates in panel at the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

(l to r) Sascha Scott, Michelle Reynolds (M.A. '16); "A Very Easy Death" (2015)

(l to r) Sascha Scott, Michelle Reynolds (M.A. '16); "A Very Easy Death" (2015)

August 28, 2018
Prof Sascha Scott was recently invited by the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College to participate in a panel about how faculty might engage with the work of contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson in the classroom. The panel was organized by the fabulous Michelle Reynolds (M.A.'16), an alumna of our masters program in art history, who is a curatorial assistant at the Wellin. Director and curator at the museum, Tracy Adler, organized a exhibition of Gibson’s latest work, which opens soon. Prof Scott highly recommends visiting the exhibition. The work of art that you see in the second picture is titled “A Very Easy Death” 2015, and is in the collections of the Wellin.

Welcome to our new Art History graduate students!

Incoming Art History grad students at Graduate Orientation

Incoming Art History grad students at Graduate Orientation

August 28, 2018
Welcome to all our new art history graduate students. May this year be a sparkling one as you roll up your sleeves and get to work, and carve out time to enjoy Syracuse and our university. Best of luck!

Art History alum Stephanie Breed appointed Social Media chair for Emerging Museum Professionals group

Stephanie Breed '15

Stephanie Breed '15

August 20, 2018
Art History alum Stephanie Breed (B.A. '15) has just become Social Media chair for the Washington DC-based Emerging Museum Professionals group. Stephanie has taken over the position from another art history alum, Emily Francisco (M.A. '17). Congratulations to Stephanie!

Prof Theo Cateforis interviewed by Stylus Vinyl magazine

Theo Cateforis

Theo Cateforis

August 14, 2018

Three cheers for Prof Theo Cateforis, who was recently interviewed by Stylus Vinyl magazine, a UK publication!  Read prof Cateforis's fascinating insights on the phenomenon of New Wave music.

Click here to read Theo Cateforis's interview in Stylus Vinyl magazine

Shakespeare and Broadway? Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler's "Performing Restoration Shakespeare" collaboration forges Broadway connections

August 13, 2018

Shakespeare and Broadway?  See how prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler's international collaboration, "Performing Restoration Shakespeare" is forging connections with Broadway. Woohoo for prof Eubanks Winkler!

Click here to read the BROADWAYWORLD.COM article

ALUM SPOTLIGHT: Art History alum Irene Garcia (B.A. '15, M.A. '17) appointed Curatorial Assistant at Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico

Irene Garcia '15, G '17

Irene Garcia '15, G '17

August 7, 2018

ALUM SPOTLIGHT!  Congratulations to Art History alum Irene Garcia (B.A. '15, M.A. '17) for being appointed Curatorial Assistant at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico.  Irene reflects upon her time studying in the Department of Art & Music Histories: "I’ve been meaning to let you know that I actually changed departments at the Museo de Arte de Ponce and am now the Curatorial Assistant here. I wanted to let you know that the preparation you all provided me has been essential to my success (in both positions) and I am very grateful to have such a strong foundation on which to build upon. I am reminded of all of you on a daily basis and I miss you all very much.”  Way to go Irene!  We are so proud of you!

 

ALUM SPOTLIGHT: Art History alum Bailey Pfohl (B.A. '15) appointed Development and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Near West Theatre in Cleveland

Bailey Pfohl '15

Bailey Pfohl '15

August 6, 2018
ALUM SPOTLIGHT! Congratulations to Art History alum Bailey Pfohl (B.A. '15), for being appointed Development and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Near West Theatre in Cleveland! Here's what Bailey has to say about her new job: "I am so excited to stay and improve on the 40 years of good work the theatre has been doing for the near west side of Cleveland. In this position I will be writing grants for the organization, devising corporate sponsorship strategy with the Development Director, developing assessments for our programming, tracking our successes, writing copy for social media platforms, and heading our community outreach efforts. There is a LOT to do, and I am so energized by all of it!" Go Bailey! We are so proud of you!

ALUM SPOTLIGHT: Matt Conway is the registrar at Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art

Matt Conway, G '94 & '95

Matt Conway, G '94 & '95

August 3, 2018
ALUM SPOTLIGHT: Matt Conway is the registrar at Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art. He earned his MA in Museum Studies in 1994 and his MA in Art History in 1995. After graduating, he was an assistant registrar at the Albright-Knox and then registrar at the Buffalo & Erie Co. Historical Society (now the Buffalo History Museum). He has been at the Johnson since 2003. Matt works closely with staff of the SU Art Galleries, including David Prince.

Art History grad student Maggie Teschler contributes Object of the Week blogpost to Everson Museum website

"Evening at Home" by Lena Gurr

"Evening at Home" by Lena Gurr

July 26, 2018

Art history grad student Maggie Teschler has written the latest blogpost for the Object of the Week section of the Everson Museum website. Maggie is a curatorial and library intern at the museum.

Well done and congratulations Maggie!

Prof Wayne Franits presents paper at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex, England

Herstmonceux Castle, Wayne Franits

Herstmonceux Castle, Wayne Franits

July 25, 2018

Prof Wayne Franits recently presented a research paper at a conference on Rembrandt and His Studio at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex, England.

Well done and congratulations, prof Franits!

Art History graduate student Natalie McGrath appointed assistant director of the Point of Contact Gallery

Natalie McGrath

Natalie McGrath

July 23, 2018

Art history graduate student Natalie McGrath has been appointed assistant director of the Point of Contact Gallery. Natalie has shared with us the Gallery's schedule of exciting events for this coming academic years. Mark your calendars! There are also volunteer opportunities for students. Take note of "Sueños: Celebrating the Surreal," an exhibition that Natalie is curating.

Click HERE for Point of Contact Gallery schedule

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler features in the documentary "What is Restoration Macbeth?"

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

July 10, 2018

Our own prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler is featured in the newest “Performing Restoration Shakespeare” documentary, “What Is Restoration Macbeth?”

Prof Eubanks Winkler says, "We have much more to come . . . filming throughout August and into September. The next ones will have interviews with the actors and musicians as well as rehearsal footage."

Department chair Prof Romita Ray featured in video honoring SUArt Galleries Director Domenic Iacono

Domenic Iacono

Domenic Iacono

July 6, 2018

SUArt Galleries, the greater University and the Central New York Arts community recently celebrated the founding director of the SUArt Galleries, Domenic Iacono, for his 40 years of service and dedication to the University. Iacono retired June 30 from the University.

Our own prof Romita Ray is featured in the video honoring Domenic Iacono.

Art of Resistance and Resilience: Prof Sascha Scott featured in College of Arts and Sciences article

Sascha Scott

Sascha Scott

June 29, 2018

Thanks to a $6,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer stipend, prof Sascha Scott is spending two months in Santa Fe this summer as she researches her second book, “Modern Pueblo Painting: Art, Colonization, and Aesthetic Agency.”

Read the College of Arts and Sciences article about Sascha Scott's research

Art history grad student Abby Houston blogs about summer internship at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Abby Houston

Abby Houston

June 18, 2018

Congratulations to art history grad student Abby Houston who is completing her M.A. degree in art history and an M.A. degree in Library and Information Science at SU. This summer, Abby is interning at the Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati, OH. Working with the audio-visual curator, she will be re-housing and organizing a large general photographic collection. She will also be blogging about her internship for Infospace (the iSchool’s blog).

In Abby's own words, "The first post introducing all the bloggers went live recently and you can view it here if you’re interested."

Woohoo for Abby. We look forward to following her blogposts this summer.

Music History & Cultures alum Haley R. Knapp (B.A.'18) joins Johns Hopkins University's Scheduling and Event Services

Haley Knapp ('18)

Haley Knapp ('18)

June 6, 2018

Congratulations to Music History & Cultures alum Haley R. Knapp (B.A.'18) for joining Johns Hopkins University's Scheduling and Event Services as a Special Events Coordinator. But this new job is only one of 2 of her recent accomplishments. Haley has also been admitted to the Johns Hopkins University's master's program in Film and Media through their AAP program. She will begin classes in the fall with a focus on sound.

Woohoo for Haley!

Prof Romita Ray wins a ‘Cuse Grant

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

May 31, 2018

Prof Romita Ray has won a 'Cuse Grant for an interdisciplinary landscape studies faculty group she started last Fall with prof Jamie Winders, chair of the geography department. The $10K grant spread over 2 years will enable faculty from our department, English, Geography, Transmedia, Literature, Languages, and Linguistics, Architecture, and SUNY ESF to immerse themselves in various research projects related to critiques and representations of landscapes, and to the production of landscapes.

Congratulations, prof Ray!

Emily Francisco (M.A. ’17) joins the National Gallery of Art

Emily Francisco (M.A. '17)

Emily Francisco (M.A. '17)

May 31, 2018

Starting this June, art history alum Emily Francisco will begin working as a Curatorial Assistant in the Modern Art Department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Since graduating from SU in May 2017, Emily had landed a job as Interim Collections Manager in the Department of Photographs also at the National Gallery.

Congratulations Emily!

Art history alum Eric Gleason (B.A. ’05), Paul Kasmin Gallery, and Stuart Davis

Eric Gleason ('05)

Eric Gleason ('05)

May 30, 2018

Chelsea-based Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC will be representing the estate of acclaimed American artist Stuart Davis. Eric Gleason, one of our art history alums, is the director of Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Congratulations Eric!

Dina-Marie Weineck Lands Internship with the Community and Learning Department of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Dina-Marie Weineck ('18)

Dina-Marie Weineck ('18)

May 24, 2018

Congratulations to music history and cultures minor Dina-Marie Weineck for accepting an internship with the Community and Learning Department of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. From July until August this year, she will be joining their team to contribute to community engagement, training ensemble, and education projects whilst preparing for the forthcoming 2018/19 season. Dina-Marie is excited about this experience: "Detroit is such a vibrant city, and the DSO is certainly a  pioneer in their community engagement work, I am thrilled to contribute to their success over the summer!"

Woohoo for Dina-Marie!

Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York to Offer Architecture Walking Tour in the Salt Springs and Scottholm Neighborhoods

May 23, 2018

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 WALK ABOUT. If you are in Syracuse this summer, join members of the Arts & Crafts Society for a walk about on Sunday, June 3, 2 - 5 PM. Prof Sam Gruber is the president of the Society, and Bill Bowen is a former president. This is going to be an exciting event that will feature a dozen Arts & Crafts period homes. It even involves refreshments and visits inside two Ward Wellington Ward homes.

For more information, click HERE

artscraftscny@gmail.com

Art History alum (’95) Monica Koenig Hahn receives her PhD from Temple University

Monica Koenig Hahn

Monica Koenig Hahn

May 22, 2018

Congratulations to art history alum Dr. Monica Koenig Hahn ('95) for graduating with a Ph.D in art history from Temple University. Monica holds a Master's degree in art history from our department. Her Ph.D thesis is titled, "Go-Between Portraits and the Imperial Imagination circa 1800." This is a major milestone in her career and a wonderful achievement.

Bravo Monica!

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler features in a documentary “What is Restoration Shakespeare?”

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

May 22, 2018

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler and her research collaborator prof Richard  Schoch at Queen’s University in Belfast, feature in a fantastic short documentary film titled “What is Restoration Shakespeare.” The documentary was filmed at the acclaimed Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. It sheds light on 'Performing Restoration Shakespeare,’ an AHRC-funded research project co-directed by profs Eubanks Winkler and Schoch. The project investigates how Restoration Shakespeare used to be performed, and how it can be performed today.


The video can also be viewed on our department Facebook page.

Prof Wayne Franits gives lecture at Speed Art Museum

Wayne Franits at the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

Wayne Franits at the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

May 22, 2018

Prof Wayne Franits gave a guest lecture last week at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Titled, "A Gilded Cage in a Golden Age? Women in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art," his lecture explored images of women in 17th-century Dutch art.

More about his lecture can be found here: https://bit.ly/2s3iSSG

Music History & Cultures Major Dreya Cherry ('18) interns at Opera Saratoga this summer

Dreya Cherry ('18)

Dreya Cherry ('18)

May 21, 2018

Congratulations to Music History & Cultures major Dreya Cherry ('18) who recently graduated as a VPA Scholar. Dreya is one of the administrative interns at Opera Saratoga this summer. Their summer season consists of "The Merry Widow" (Lehár); "The Consul" (Menotti); "Rocking Horse Winner" (Williams); and "Vinkensport" (Little). After the summer, Dreya is heading to Pittsburgh to start work on her Masters in Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Woohoo for Dreya! This is terrific news.

Music History & Cultures Minor Dina-Marie Weineck Wins Best Honor’s Capstone Prize in the Professional Category

Standing at left, Dina-Marie Weineck

Standing at left, Dina-Marie Weineck

May 21, 2018

Congratulations to Music History & Cultures Minor Dina-Marie Weineck for winning the Best Honor’s Capstone Prize in the Professional category at the 2018 Honors Convocation. Dina-Marie’s thesis titled “Diversification of Orchestras’ Audiences, Musicians, Programming, and Revenues:  Transforming the Relevancy of German and U.S. Orchestras to their Communities” was written under the supervision of Mark Nerenhausen, former director of the Janklow program which was once housed in our department.

Congratulations to our newly minted art history graduates for curating “Symphony in Black and White”

2018 Art History graduates

2018 Art History graduates

May 18, 2018

Art history seniors Fu, Ben, Tammy, Samantha (Sam), Max, Sarah, Angela, and Tya, all Class of 2018, curated “Symphony in Black and White” together with prof Sascha Scott and art history graduate students. Congratulations to them all. Here they are at the opening reception last Thursday, May 10, at the SUArt Galleries, before graduation weekend.

Well done!

Julia Jessen (’20) designs invitation card for exhibition reception

Julia Jessen and Whistler exhibition reception invitation

Julia Jessen and Whistler exhibition reception invitation

May 18, 2018

Art history graduate student Julia Jessen ('20) designed the striking invitation card for the reception for "Symphony in Black and White," the exhibition of prints by James McNeill Whistler organized by prof Sascha Scott, senior art history majors, and art history graduate students that drew students, parents, family, and friends to the SUArt Galleries last Thursday.

Congratulations Julia!

Thank you Barbara Bartlett and Bill Bowen

L to R, Barbara Bartlett, Marissa Bartz, Liz Bryson, Alison Taras, and Bill Bowen

L to R, Barbara Bartlett, Marissa Bartz, Liz Bryson, Alison Taras, and Bill Bowen

May 18, 2018
Thank you Barbara Bartlett and Bill Bowen for a wonderful celebration at Phoebe’s for our graduate students and their families. The celebration followed the 2018 Graduate Symposium.

Doing the “Mestrovic”

Bill Bowen and Tammy Hong with "Moses"

Bill Bowen and Tammy Hong with "Moses"

May 17, 2018

Capstone Thesis projects inspire Bill Bowen, a third generation SU alumnus, and newly minted graduate and art history major Tammy Hong (’18), to strike a pose in front of Ivan Mestrovic’s “Moses” in the sculpture garden next to Bowne Hall. This is Bill and Tammy’s tribute to Tammy’s award-winning Honors Capstone Thesis, "Mestrovic’s Moses: Public Holocaust Remembrance in the United States Post-World War II.”

Congratulations to Tya Smith (’18) for being admitted to the William & Mary School of Education

Tya Smith ('18)

Tya Smith ('18)

May 17, 2018

Art history major Tya Smith (’18) is going onto graduate school to earn a Master’s degree in Secondary Education.

Bravo Tya!

Art history major Benjamin (Ben) Farr (’18) designs Eight + One

Benjamin Farr ('18) and "Eight + One"

Benjamin Farr ('18) and "Eight + One"

May 17, 2018

Congratulations to art history major Benjamin (Ben) Farr for designing “Eight + One,” a student magazine featuring essays by students in prof Romita Ray’s “Art & Architecture at SU” course. Ben is also a magazine journalism major and did an outstanding job.

Bravo Ben!

Samantha Steinberg sports an art history inspired Graduation Cap

Samantha Steinberg's graduation cap

Samantha Steinberg's graduation cap

May 17, 2018

Art history major Samantha Steinberg (’18) donned a Michelangelo-inspired graduation cap for the 2018 Convocation ceremony.

Check it out!

Tammy Hong (’18) Wins Best Humanities Capstone Thesis Prize

Tammy Hong ('18)

Tammy Hong ('18)

May 16, 2018

Art history major Tammy Hong (’18) adds another feather to her cap by winning the Best Humanities Capstone Thesis Prize at the 2018 Renée Crown University Honors Program Convocation ceremony held in Hendricks Chapel. Tammy’s thesis is titled "Mestrovic’s Moses: Public Holocaust Remembrance in the United States Post-World War II” and focuses on Ivan Mestrovic’s “Moses” relief that towers over the sculpture garden next to Bowne Hall. Her thesis was written under the supervision of prof Romita Ray in our department and prof Alan Allport (History).

Congratulations to Sarah Poisner (’18) for being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Sarah Poisner ('18)

Sarah Poisner ('18)

May 16, 2018

Sarah Poisner (’18) was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest Honors Society. Sarah was elected to PBK last year but was inducted this year.

Elizabeth (Liz) Bryson (’18) Gives Student Speech at Master’s Degree Convocation

(l to r) Liz Bryson, Associate Dean Gerald Greenberg, and Dean Karin Ruhlandt, College of Arts & Sciences

(l to r) Liz Bryson, Associate Dean Gerald Greenberg, and Dean Karin Ruhlandt, College of Arts & Sciences

May 16, 2018

On Saturday, May 11, Liz Bryson delivered the official Student Speech at the Master’s Degree Convocation in Setnor Auditorium. Liz’s thoughtful and inspiring speech can be viewed on our department Facebook page.

Congratulations Liz!

Congratulations to all our newly minted Art History M.A. Graduates

(l to r) Prof Sascha Scott, Liz Bryson, Alison Taras, Marissa Bartz, Prof Sally Cornelison, and Dana Hogan

(l to r) Prof Sascha Scott, Liz Bryson, Alison Taras, Marissa Bartz, Prof Sally Cornelison, and Dana Hogan

May 15, 2018

Art history graduate students from our main campus and Florence programs graduated this year in the hallowed setting of Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College. Congratulations to them all. And a special shout out to Dana Hogan who came all the way from Florence for the Convocation and Commencement ceremonies.

Elizabeth (Liz) Bryson (’18) Wins Inaugural Laurinda Dixon Prize

Prof Sascha Scott (right) awards Liz Bryson the Laurinda Dixon Prize

Prof Sascha Scott (right) awards Liz Bryson the Laurinda Dixon Prize

May 15, 2018

Art history graduate student Elizabeth (Liz) Bryson (’18) has won the inaugural Laurinda Dixon Prize for the best Symposium Paper written for the 2018 Art History Graduate Symposium. Her thesis is titled “Performative Spaces: Subject and Spectator in Walker Evans's Message from the Interior (1966)” and was supervised by prof Samuel Johnson who completed his first year in our department. The Laurinda Dixon prize supplants the Elizabeth Gilmore Holt Prize last awarded in 2017. It is named in honor of professor emeritus of art history, prof Laurinda Dixon who retired in 2017 after 35 years of teaching in our department. An acclaimed art historian, prof Dixon designed the M.A. symposium for our graduate students and served as director of Graduate Studies for many years. She is delighted that Liz is the first winner of the Laurinda Dixon Prize. Bravo Liz!

Art History Major Tammy Hong (’18) Wins the Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Scholar Award

Tammy Hong ('18)

Tammy Hong ('18)

May 10, 2018

Art History major Tammy Hong ('18) has won the Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Scholar award for students. The prize, according to her award letter from the Chancellor, recognizes her ‘exceptional creativity as a scholar” and her “passion for excellence.” Only two seniors are chosen from across the university, for this award. 

Read the SU News article about her award HERE

Tammy has also won the Outstanding Student Research Paper at the poster session in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs where she presented her Capstone thesis on Ivan Mestrovic.

AMH Work-Study Student Cheyenne Amaya Featured in Daily Orange Article About First-Generation SU Seniors

Cheyenne Amaya ('18)   Photo credit: Kai Nguyen | The Daily Orange

Cheyenne Amaya ('18) Photo credit: Kai Nguyen | The Daily Orange

May 10, 2018

AMH work-study student Cheyenne Amaya was recently featured in a Daily Orange article: "First-generation SU seniors find inspiration from family as graduation approaches"

After graduation, Cheyenne will pursue a master’s degree in journalism at Boston University.

Best of luck, Cheyenne!  We'll miss you.

Read the Daily Orange article HERE

Prof Romita Ray Awarded Fellowship from the National Maritime Museum in the UK

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

May 9, 2018

Prof Romita Ray has been awarded a Caird Short-Term Fellowship from the National Maritime Museum in the UK, to work on China-India maritime connections for her tea book. Prof Ray is off to London for two months this summer to take up the fellowship and work in the archives and museum collections of the NMM.

Congratulations prof Ray!

Art History Major Sarah Poisner ('18) to Join the MA/PhD Program at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York City

Sarah Poisner ('18)

Sarah Poisner ('18)

May 8, 2018

Congratulations to art history major Sarah Poisner ('18) who will be joining the MA/PhD program at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, in the Fall. The Institute houses one of the finest art history graduate programs in the country. Sarah has also been writing some charming Object of the Month blogposts for the Everson Museum of Art.

Well done Sarah!

Professors Amanda Eubanks Winkler and Sarah Fuchs Sampson Featured in SU News Article on Humanities Research

(l to r) Amanda Eubanks Winkler and Sarah Fuchs Sampson

(l to r) Amanda Eubanks Winkler and Sarah Fuchs Sampson

May 8, 2018

Professors Amanda Eubanks Winkler and Sarah Fuchs Sampson were featured recently in a three part series on the Humanities, in SU News. 

Take a peek at the innovative research projects they are working on HERE

Art History Major Tammy Hong ('18) Wins Two Major Scholar Awards

(l to r) Tammy Hong ('18), professors Wayne Franits, Matilde Mateo, and Sally Cornelison

(l to r) Tammy Hong ('18), professors Wayne Franits, Matilde Mateo, and Sally Cornelison

May 7, 2018

Congratulations to Tammy Hong for winning not one but TWO major awards at SU!

Tammy has been selected as a 2018 Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Scholar. According to the Chancellor's letter that she's holding in her hand, the award recognizes her "exceptional creativity as a scholar" and a "passion for excellence." Only two seniors from across the university are selected for this honor. Here she is in the picture, utterly surprised by the news!

A second award arrived shortly thereafter: Tammy has won the Outstanding Student Research Paper at the poster session in the Maxwell School!

Well done Tammy!

AMH Professors Romita Ray and Sascha Scott Featured in SU News Article

(l to r) Romita Ray and Sascha Scott

(l to r) Romita Ray and Sascha Scott

May 3, 2018

Professors Romita Ray and Sascha Scott are featured in an article in SU News, about research and outreach in the Humanities. Go AMH!

Read the SU News article HERE

Ben Farr ('18) Wins the Sidney Thomas Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper in Art History

Prof Romita Ray and Ben Farr ('18)

Prof Romita Ray and Ben Farr ('18)

May 3, 2018

Art history major and senior Ben Farr (’18) has won the Sidney Thomas Prize for the best undergraduate paper in art history for 2017-18. Here he is at a surprise award ceremony in the department. The prize is named after prof Sidney Thomas (1915-2009), a member of the department from 1961-1985. Initially trained in literary studies, Thomas began his academic career as a Shakespeare scholar before moving into art history upon his arrival at Syracuse University. Deeply devoted to humanistic scholarship, Thomas edited two benchmark publications in this area: "The Nature of Art" (with John Gassner, 1964) and "Images of Man: Selected Readings in Arts and Ideas in Western Civilization" (1972). An art history and magazine journalism double major, Ben is a wonderful mixture of literary talent and visual acuity--just like prof Thomas!

Department Students Tammy Hong, Sarah Poisner, and Dina-Marie Weineck Present Capstone Thesis Projects

(l to r) Tammy Hong, Sarah Poisner, and Dina-Marie Weineck

(l to r) Tammy Hong, Sarah Poisner, and Dina-Marie Weineck

May 1, 2018

TAMMY HONG. SARAH POISNER. DINA-MARIE WEINECK

Come hear our majors and minors who are presenting their Honors Capstone Thesis projects on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. All talks take place in the Hall of Languages.

11.00 AM. Room 114
Dina-Marie Weineck (Music History and Cultures minor)
"Diversification of Orchestras' Audiences, Musicians, Programming, and
Revenues: Transforming the Relevancy of German and U.S. Orchestras to
their Communities"

11.30 AM. Room 201
Tammy Hong (Art History major)
"Mestrovic’s Moses: Public Holocaust Remembrance in the United States Post-World War II"

4.00PM. Room 201
Sarah Poisner (Art History major)
"Birds in Italian Devotional Paintings from the Thirteenth to the Seventeenth Century"

Music History & Cultures Major Jacob O'Shea Named Newell W. Rossman, Jr. Scholar

Jacob O'Shea

Jacob O'Shea

May 1, 2018

Congratulations to Music History and Cultures major Jacob O’Shea who has been named a Newell W. Rossman, Jr. Scholar in the Humanities for the 2018-19 academic year. The award is given annually to a select number of outstanding Syracuse University rising juniors or seniors in the College of Arts & Sciences who are pursuing a major in the humanities. The Rossman Scholarships are intended to honor sustained excellence in liberal studies.

Well done Jacob!

 

Art History Grad Student Julia Jessen Writes Catalogue Essay for MFA Class

Julia Jessen

Julia Jessen

May 1, 2018
Congratulations to art history grad student Julia Jessen, who has written a catalogue essay for the MFA student’s class, Professional Practice. The exhibition opening was on Friday, April 27 at SALT Quarters Gallery. Grad student Liz Bryson writes that it "was so wonderful to see how much the art students appreciated her work." 
Well done Julia!

Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson Participates in Conference at Utrecht University in the Netherlands

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

April 27, 2018

Last week, Prof. Sarah Fuchs Sampson traveled to Utrecht to participate in the “Material Cultures of Musical Notation” conference at Utrecht University. Her paper, “‘As Sung by Signor Velluti’: Print Culture and Creative Provenance in Late 1820s London,” explored the piano-vocal publications produced after the soprano castrato Velluti visited London for the first time in 1825, including the one featured in this PowerPoint slide, “Cara mano dell’amore.”

Art History Grad Student Liz Bryson Presented with Outstanding Teaching Assistant Prize in Graduate School Ceremony

Liz Bryson (M.A. '18)

Liz Bryson (M.A. '18)

April 27, 2018

Congratulations to art history graduate student Liz Bryson ('18) for winning the Outstanding Teaching Assistant prize at a special ceremony organized by the Graduate School. The award is richly deserved.
 

Well done Liz!

Music History & Cultures Major Dreya Cherry Featured in Daily Orange "Who is Syracuse?" Article

Dreya Cherry ('18)

Dreya Cherry ('18)

April 27, 2018

Dreya Cherry ('18), Music History and Cultures major, is featured in a terrific article in The Daily Orange.

Congratulations, Dreya!

Read the DAILY ORANGE article HERE

Art History Major Sarah Poisner ('18) Contributes Everson Museum Blogpost

Nursery Rhyme Tile, by the American Encaustic Tiling Co.

Nursery Rhyme Tile, by the American Encaustic Tiling Co.

April 26, 2018

Congratulations to art history major and senior Sarah Poisner ('18) who has written a charming blogpost about a Nursery Rhyme Tile made by the American Encaustic Tiling Company. The tile is in the collection of the Everson Museum. Sarah recently submitted her Honors Capstone thesis , so this is perfect timing! Well done Sarah! And thank you art history alum Steffi Chappell for bringing this blogpost to our attention.

Read Sarah's Everson Museum blogpost HERE

Prof Jennifer Greenhill of USC Dornsife Presents "Flip, Linger, Glide: Mini-Seminar on Early 20th-Century American Magazine Illustration"

Jennifer Greenhill (center)

Jennifer Greenhill (center)

April 25, 2018

What a great seminar in Special Collections! Thank you prof Jennifer Greenhill for a terrific interactive session on Friday, April 20, 2018, about American magazine illustrations, advertising, photography, and more. And thank you prof Sascha Scott for organizing this immersive art history experience and conversation.

Thank you all for attending and participating!

Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson Presents at Digital Humanities Research Symposium

Sarah Fuchs Sampson at Digital Humanities Research Symposium

Sarah Fuchs Sampson at Digital Humanities Research Symposium

April 25, 2018

Congratulations to prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson for a wonderful Digital Humanities Research Symposium on April 24, 2018, for undergraduate students. And congratulations to all the participants from Music History and Cultures.

Bravo!

Music History and Cultures Majors Sam Doucas and Haley Knapp Awarded Department Honors

Sam Doucas and Haley Knapp

Sam Doucas and Haley Knapp

April 24, 2018

Congratulations to Music History and Cultures majors Sam Doucas and Haley Knapp. Sam has won the Abraham Veinus prize for the best undergraduate paper. And Haley has won the Best Undergraduate Service award in our department.

Well done Sam and Haley!

Prof Sascha Scott and Three Art History Grad Students Participate in Photo Conference at the Rochester Institute of Technology

(l to r) Prof Sascha Scott, Liz Bryson, Julia Jessen, and Abby Houston

(l to r) Prof Sascha Scott, Liz Bryson, Julia Jessen, and Abby Houston

April 23, 2018

Prof Scott and some of our art history graduate students--Julia, Liz, and Abby--participated in a photo history conference at the Rochester Institute of Technology this past weekend. Here they are on a glorious sunny day in Upstate NY! 

Click here for more about the conference: https://www.rit.edu/twc/photohistoryconference/overview

Professors Sascha Scott and Romita Ray Featured in SU News Article About NEH Funding and Humanities Research

(l to r) Sascha Scott, Romita Ray

(l to r) Sascha Scott, Romita Ray

April 23, 2018

Our AMH faculty continue to be featured in SU News. Professors Sascha
Scott and Romita Ray appeared in a recent article about NEH funding and
humanities research at the university.

Read on: https://bit.ly/2qQBcyQ

Prof Wayne Franits Honored for Thirty Years of Service to Syracuse University

Wayne Franits

Wayne Franits

April 23, 2018
Congratulations to prof Wayne Franits for completing 30 years at Syracuse University! He was honored at a special ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler Consults on Utah State University Opera's Production of “Dido and Aeneas”

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

April 20, 2018

Our very own prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler is in Utah where she is acting as the historical consultant for the production of Henry Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas” that opens tonight at the Utah State University Opera. Prof Eubanks Winkler is an expert on Purcell and will be giving pre-concert talks an hour before each performance.

Read the Utah Public Radio article, which includes a link to the discussion, HERE

Prof Sydney Hutchinson Awarded 'CUSE Grant

Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson

April 20, 2018

Congratulations to prof Sydney Hutchinson for being awarded a $5K ‘CUSE grant for her “Music and Socialist Cosmopolitanism between Europe and the Caribbean” project.

Best of luck with this exciting project, prof Hutchinson!

Inaugural Digital Humanities Research Symposium set for April 24

(l-r): Casarae Gibson, Meina Yates-Richard and Sarah Fuchs Sampson

(l-r): Casarae Gibson, Meina Yates-Richard and Sarah Fuchs Sampson

April 20, 2018

Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson has co-organized an exciting digital research symposium for students, along with professors Casarae Gibson (African American Studies) and Meina Yates-Richard (English). The symposium takes place on April 24 from 4-6 p.m. in room 304 of the Schine Student Center. It is free and open to the public. All are invited. For more information, please email the organizers: dh.symposium.syr@gmail.com

Thank you prof Fuchs Sampson for co-organizing such a terrific event!

Read the College of Arts & Sciences article HERE

Download the PDF

Art History Alum Katie Cealka (M.A. '13) Shares Stories About Her Work at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Participant in Sculpture Workshop at the Gilcrease Museum

Participant in Sculpture Workshop at the Gilcrease Museum

April 19, 2018

Art history alum Katie Cealka (M.A. '13) is a beloved, award-winning teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She also works at the Gilcrease Museum of Art. Katie recently shared a heart-warming story with us.

"We are focusing on sculpture this month because we have a lot of our bronze sculptures on display in a new exhibition. Lots of people visit during the Sunday program that I teach. Today we had a group of people from a half way house with their sponsors along with lots of kiddos!  It was cold today and as I was driving to work I saw a woman about a block away shivering and pan handling. I told her to come to the museum and that she would enjoy it. She walked the rest of the way there and sat by a window for a couple off hours sculpting two of the tiniest little animals that were so beautiful. At Gilcrease my title is 'teaching artist.' I do drop in Studio programs, funday Sunday, and summer camp. I love what I do."

Art History Majors Ben Farr ('18) and Tammy Hong ('18) and Prof Sascha Scott Give Lunchtime Gallery Talk About James McNeill Whistler and Curating "Symphony in Black and White"

L to R, Ben Farr '18, prof Sascha Scott, Tammy Hong '18

L to R, Ben Farr '18, prof Sascha Scott, Tammy Hong '18

April 19, 2018
Congratulations to art history majors Ben Farr ('18) and Tammy Hong ('18) and prof Sascha Scott, for a wonderful gallery talk on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, about James McNeill Whistler and curating "Symphony in Black and White." And many thanks to the SUArt Galleries for enabling our students and faculty to engage with the wonderful objects in their collections. Special thanks to director Dominic Iacono who will be retiring next month, and who participated in the lively discussion along with associate director/curator David Prince.

Art History Florence Program Grad Student Ben Allsopp Awarded Outstanding Master's Student Prize by the College of Arts & Sciences

Ben Allsopp

Ben Allsopp

April 17, 2018

Congratulations to Ben Allsopp, a member of the 2017 symposium class in the art history master's program in Florence. Ben has just been awarded an Outstanding Master's Student Prize by the College of Arts and Sciences in recognition for his academic achievements. His capstone research project analyzed depictions of Christ's blood in Fra Angelico's "Crucifixion" frescos for the Novitiates' cells at San Marco by exploring Dominican attitudes towards blood and bloodletting in period theological and medical practices. Next fall, Ben will be pursuing a PhD in art history at Johns Hopkins University, where he has been offered a full fellowship.

Art History Alum Isaac Messina (B.A.'14 and M.A.'16) Joins the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation

Isaac Messina '14, G '16

Isaac Messina '14, G '16

April 17, 2018

Congratulations to art history alum Isaac Messina (B.A.'14 and M.A.'16) who will be joining the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation class of 2021! This prestigious three-year MA program educates and trains conservation professionals in a wide range of specialties. Isaac plans to focus on painting conservation: here he is aqueous cleaning a painting at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, where he has been doing a paid internship for the current academic year.

Way to go, Isaac!

Art History Major Tammy Hong ('18) Presents Paper at the Chronos Undergraduate Conference

Tammy Hong ('18)

Tammy Hong ('18)

April 16, 2018
Art History major Tammy Hong ('18) presented a fabulous paper last week, about her Capstone Thesis subject, Ivan Mestrovic's Moses, for the Chronos undergraduate conference in the History department. Tammy is a triple major in art history, history, and art. Congratulations to Tammy who also handled questions from the audience with grace and alacrity.

Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson's Fellowship at Harvard's Houghton Library Featured in Syracuse University News Article

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

April 16, 2018

Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Houghton Library at Harvard University, for her second book project, which is featured in a Syracuse University News article. 

Congratulations prof Fuchs Sampson!

Read the Syracuse University News article HERE

Prof Sascha Scott Wins Two Prestigious Awards

Sascha Scott

Sascha Scott

April 11, 2018

Congratulations to prof Sascha Scott for winning not one but two prestigious awards: an NEH Summer Stipend for this summer, and Brown University’s Howard Foundation Fellowship for 2018-19.

Well done prof Scott!

Art History Grad Student Liz Bryson (M.A. '18) to Give the Official Graduate Student Speech at Master's Convocation Ceremonies

Liz Bryson

Liz Bryson

April 10, 2018

Art history grad student Liz Bryson (M.A. '18) has been chosen to give the official graduate student speech at this year's master's convocation ceremonies.

This is another richly deserved honor and we are very proud of her.  Congratulations to Liz!

Art History Grad Student Liz Bryson Awarded Outstanding Teaching Assistant Prize

Liz Bryson

Liz Bryson

April 6, 2018

Art History Grad TA Liz Bryson has been awarded an Outstanding Teaching Assistant prize by the Graduate School.

Congratulations to Liz! This is richly deserved and we are very proud of her.

Art History Minor Sarah Ritchey Named University Scholar

2018 Syracuse University Scholars

2018 Syracuse University Scholars

April 5, 2018

Congratulations to Sarah Ritchey, Architecture major (School of Architecture) and Art History minor in our department, for being named a University Scholar, the highest academic award at SU.

Read the SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NEWS article HERE

Music History & Cultures Major Dreya Cherry Named VPA University Scholar

Dreya Cherry

Dreya Cherry

April 5, 2018

Dreya Cherry, one of our music history and cultures majors, who is a double major in music industry in VPA, has been named a VPA University Scholar.

Congratulations to Dreya!

Read the SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NEWS article HERE

Art History Grad Student Natalie McGrath Appointed Assistant Director at Point of Contact Gallery

Natalie McGrath

Natalie McGrath

March 30, 2018

Art History grad student Natalie McGrath has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director at Point of Contact Gallery.  In her own words, "The promotion takes effect at the beginning of the fall semester, so I am currently still working as their collections assistant.  I am also in the process of curating an exhibition for the gallery which will open in August, titled 'Sueños: Celebrating the Surreal.'  This exhibition will highlight the many works in our collection that depicts dreamlike imagery."

This summer, Natalie will be assisting the curator of collections at the Albright-Knox museum in Buffalo, to organize an exhibition of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works scheduled for Winter 2019. She will also be writing descriptions for the Collection Highlights which will be featured on the museum's website.

Congratulations Natalie!

Prof Sam Johnson Publishes Catalogue Essay for Major Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

March 29, 2018

Prof Sam Johnson just published an essay in a catalogue accompanying a major exhibition on El Lissitzky, Marc Chagall, and Kazimir Malevich that opened at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Congratulations Professor Johnson!

Prof Sally Cornelison Discovers Portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti in Vasari’s “Christ Carrying the Cross” at the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

Sally Cornelison

Sally Cornelison

March 26, 2018

Prof Sally Cornelison's discovery of a portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti embedded in Vasari’s “Christ Carrying the Cross” at the Franciscan church of Santa Croce in Florence was mentioned in a recent (3/16) article in the Florence edition of the Italian newspaper “Corriere della Sera.”  

The panel is currently undergoing restoration, the funding of which has been spearheaded by Florence Graduate Program alumna Paola Vojnovic (‘06), who is in charge of Philanthropy Relations and Outreach for the Opera of Santa Croce. Cleaning of the monument to Michelangelo that is next to Vasari’s painting has concluded and was unveiled on 3/24/18.

For more information about the restoration, go to: http://www.santacroceopera.it/michelangelo/

Download the "Corriere della Sera" PDF

Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson Awarded John M. Ward Fellowship in Dance and Music for the Theatre

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

March 23, 2018
Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson has been awarded a short-term visiting fellowship at Houghton Library at Harvard University, the 2018-19 John M. Ward Fellowship in Dance and Music for the Theatre. This fellowship will support research for her second book project, "Singing beyond the Stage: The Embellished Score in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Europe." In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, British and French sheet-music publishers commonly issued piano-vocal scores featuring the names of the most celebrated singers of the day on their front covers. Congratulations to prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson!

Art History Alum Caitlin Sweeney (M.A. '11) to Speak at the Brooklyn Public Library About Her Work on the Jasper Johns Catalog Raisonne

Caitlin Sweeney G '11

Caitlin Sweeney G '11

March 22, 2018

Art history alum Caitlin Sweeney, who graduated from our Florence MA program (2011), is speaking about her work on the Jasper Johns catalog raisonne with a panel of outstanding scholars at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Read about the event HERE

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: DAVID MAJOR '02

David Major '02

David Major '02

March 21, 2018

We are delighted to showcase one of our most generous alums, David Major (B.A. ‘02), who graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts from our department and a minor in Music Industry. David went onto work as a preparator in the SUArt Galleries, before relocating with his wife Jamie (Newhouse, ’02) to Manhattan where he got his start in the art business.  He held multiple positions with the Spanierman Gallery until becoming an Associate Director.  He then joined the De Buck Gallery where he helped them transition to a major gallery space in the heart of Chelsea.  Restoration Hardware stole him away to help launch their RH Contemporary program.  Eventually, he and his family moved to Connecticut to semi-retire and work with Ron Cavalier of Cavalier Galleries.

Throughout his career, David continued to support SU through arranging several loans of artwork to exhibitions on campus and at the Lubin House.  This connection led him to take on the challenge of running SU’s Fisher Center in Manhattan.  Now back in the SU fold, he is excited to build a new summer internship program for Art History and Museum Studies students, out of the Fisher Center. You may have already spotted the new NYC Art Gallery-based combined Summer Session art history course he is offering this year that will give students lots of hands-on experience in the business of art—from interning at an art gallery, to attending opening receptions, interacting with art business leaders, and getting a sense of what it is like to work in an amazingly fast-paced, exciting industry.

David lives in Stamford, CT with his wife Jamie and two future SU daughters Ava and Ella!

Laura Marsolek ’13, G’17 Is University’s First Luce Scholar

Laura Marsolek '13, G '17

Laura Marsolek '13, G '17

March 20, 2018

An alumna of the College of Arts and Sciences and former participant in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, Laura Marsolek '13, G '17 is one of 18 Luce Scholars chosen from a pool of 162 candidates nominated by 73 colleges and universities across the United States. Syracuse University is allowed to nominate up to three candidates for each year’s Luce Scholars competition. Nomination is coordinated through the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA).

Many congratulations, Laura!

Read the Syracuse University News article HERE

Art History Alum Steffi Chappell (M.A. '15) and Art History Senior Sarah Poisner (B.A. '18) Co-write an Everson Museum "Object of the Month" Blog Post

"Freight Yards" by Gifford Beal

"Freight Yards" by Gifford Beal

March 20, 2018

We are delighted to showcase a collaboration between one of our alums and an art history major in our department. Art history alum Steffi Chappell (M.A. '15) and art history senior Sarah Poisner (B.A. '18) co-wrote an Everson Museum "Object of the Month" blog post about Gifford Beal's "Freight Yards" (1915) in the Everson Museum collection. Well done Steffi and Sarah!

Read the blog HERE

Exciting Maymester Course Offering! HOM 300: Music Videos: "From MTV to YouTube"

HOM 300: Music Videos

HOM 300: Music Videos

March 20, 2018

Registration starts tomorrow (March 21) for an exciting Maymester course to be taught by prof Theo Cateforis - "Music Videos: 'From MTV to YouTube'"

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!

Download the PDF

Art History Major Tammy Hong Admitted to Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program

Tammy Hong (B.A. '18)

Tammy Hong (B.A. '18)

March 19, 2018

Congratulations to Tammy Hong ('18) for being admitted to the Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program! The fellowship will take her to Historic Deerfield where she will be immersed in archives and museum collections. 

Well done Tammy!

SAVE THE DATE!! | APRIL 5 | ART & MUSIC HISTORIES SOCIAL

AMH SOCIAL

AMH SOCIAL

March 15, 2018

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 5:30 PM ONWARDS

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.  Bring a friend and enjoy pizza, cookies, and sparkling company.  An art crime thriller will be screened 7:00 PM-ish onwards.

The Best Offer (2013)  Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.  Starring Geoffrey Rush.

A lonely art expert * A mysterious & reclusive heiress * A priceless art collection

Download the PDF

SAVE THE DATE!! | APRIL 5 | "Symphony in Black and White: The Prints of James McNeill Whistler"

Whistler Exhibition at SUArt Galleries

Whistler Exhibition at SUArt Galleries

March 14, 2018

"Symphony in Black and White: The Prints of James McNeill Whistler,” an exhibition co-curated by art history seniors, first-year graduate students, and Professor Sascha Scott, opens at the SU Art Galleries on April 5!  The exhibition runs through May 13. Woohoo for art history grad student Julia Jessen who designed the invitation. We look forward to seeing you there.

Download the PDF

Art History Alum Nick Tatti (B.A. 2012) Presents at the Whitney Symposium at the Norton Museum of Art

Nick Tatti '12

Nick Tatti '12

March 13, 2018

Art History alum Nick Tatti (B.A. 2012)  presented at a symposium on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculpture, at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida, in February, 2018. The symposium was held in conjunction with the exhibition "Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture." Nick's presentation was titled, “Conserving Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s Plaster Sculptures."

A video recording of Nick Tatti's presentation will go live on the Art & Music Histories Facebook page, on March 15.

View the video

Prof Sascha Scott to Speak at the Indian Arts Research Center 2018 Speaker Series in Santa Fe, NM

Sascha Scott

Sascha Scott

March 9, 2018

Prof Sascha Scott will speak on April 4 as part of the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research 2018 Speaker Series, in Santa Fe, NM. Trailblazers and Boundary Breakers: Honoring Native Women in Art examines the indelible impact and explores the often untold stories of Native American women in art. Through lecture and discussion, speakers will share their knowledge and experience in these topics.

This series and is open and free to the public.

Click on the link below for more information about the IARC 2018 Speaker Series:

https://sarweb.org/iarc/iarc-speaker-series/2018-series/

Prof Theo Cateforis Participates in Panel Discussion with Acclaimed Jazz and R&B Singer Tracy Hamlin

Prof Theo Cateforis (bottom left) in panel discussion with Tracy Hamlin

Prof Theo Cateforis (bottom left) in panel discussion with Tracy Hamlin

February 27, 2018

Thanks to everyone who joined us for stories and advice from accomplished artist / entrepreneur, Tracy Hamlin. 
Congratulations to prof Cateforis who participated and is pictured in the bottom image at far left.

http://humcenter.syr.edu/

AMH Alumna Katie Cealka (M.A. '13) and Students Create Exhibition About the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots for Black History Month

Katie Cealka (G '13) with some of her students

Katie Cealka (G '13) with some of her students

February 27, 2018

Katie Cealka (M.A. '13) and her students at Union Public Schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma, created an exhibition for Black History Month.  She used the installation to teach her students about the so-called Tulsa "Race Riots" (1921), which destroyed the a flourishing African American community in the city. Katie's MA Symposium Paper was titled Looking at a Forgotten History: Jacob Hooker's Photographs of the Tulsa Race Riot. In this paper she examined photographs by an African American photographer that capture the devastation caused by the riots.

See the link below:

Rosa Parks art installation takes a look at African American history

www.unionps.org

Katelyn "Katie" Cealka (M.A. '13) Named Rosa Parks Teacher of the Year at Union Public Schools, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Katie Cealka (G '13) with students

Katie Cealka (G '13) with students

February 21, 2018

Katie Cealka, one of our M.A. in Art History alumna, has been named Rosa Parks Teacher of the Year for Union Public Schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  According to the Union Public Schools newsletter, "Cealka... came up with the idea of recording instructional videos on Vimeo for art projects to save her time on explaining some steps over and over throughout the course of a day. In addition, the videos help with her time management and allow her to focus on students which
require individual or small group attention when they play."

Being named Teacher of the Year is one of the highest honors a teacher can receive at Union.

Read the Union Public Schools newsletter article HERE

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler Delivers Keynote Address for the Intermedia Restoration Conference at the University of Maryland

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

February 21, 2018

Congratulations to prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler who was a keynote speaker for the Intermedia Restoration conference that took place at the University of Maryland on February 16. Prof Eubanks Winkler's lecture was titled, "The Intermediality of Dramatick Opera."

For more about the conference,

click here: https://intermediarestoration.wordpress.com/

Art History Major Sarah Poisner Contributes to "Object of the Week" Blogpost for the Everson Museum

Sarah Poisner (B.A. '18)

Sarah Poisner (B.A. '18)

February 20, 2018

Sarah Poisner (B.A.'18) helped to write an "Object of the Week" blogpost, titled, "Large Plate, by Myrton Purkiss," for the Everson Museum of Art. Thank you AMH alum Steffi Chappell who works for the Everson, for sharing this wonderful news. And congratulations to Sarah!

Read the Everson Museum's blogpost HERE

Art History Major Tammy Hong (B.A.’18) Featured in the Winter 2018 Issue of "Maxwell Perspective"

Winter 2018 issue of "Maxwell Perspective"

Winter 2018 issue of "Maxwell Perspective"

February 15, 2018

Art history major Tammy Hong (B.A.’18) was recently featured in the Winter 2018 issue of Maxwell Perspective, for her research on Croatian-American sculptor Ivan Mestrovic whose Moses looms over the sculpture garden at SU. Tammy is writing about Mestrovic for her Honors Capstone project. She is a triple major in art history, history, and the special options combined major in Art/A&S.  She is also an SU Scholar Award nominee in the College of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to Tammy.

To read the article, download the PDF.

Prof James Gordon Williams Comments on Prince's Commitment to Social Justice in SU News Article

James Gordon Williams

James Gordon Williams

February 15, 2018

Critical musicologist, composer, improviser and pianist prof James Gordon Williams, who is a courtesy faculty member in the Department of Art and Music Histories, discusses the commitment to social justice of music legend Prince, in a Syracuse University News article.  Dr. Williams asserts that Prince's commitment to social justice has largely been overlooked.

Read the Syracuse University News article HERE

Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson Showcased in College of Arts and Sciences "Headlines from the Hall" Article

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

February 2, 2018

Congratulations to our own Prof. Sarah Fuchs Sampson for her Feb 7 event on Music, Film and the Silent Era being showcased in the CAS Friday at Five news-blast. It's a unique event!

Read the article HERE

Prof Sydney Hutchinson Featured in Innovation Orange Video

Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson

January 25, 2018

Prof Sydney Hutchinson's work with local Karen community of Burma was featured in SU News Today.

Click HERE for the article and to watch a really cool interview with her.

Hanwen (Gavin) Liu Reports on Working at the Pace Gallery in Beijing

Hanwen Liu '17

Hanwen Liu '17

January 22, 2018

Hanwen (Gavin) Liu is working at the Pace Gallery in Beijing after graduating this past December. He writes: "I’ll be assisting the curator [at Pace] to curate the upcoming exhibition, and I'll be working on the new gallery publications, and working with the gallery clients." While at SU, Gavin published Plug, the student magazine devoted to student art projects. Stop by the department to pick up a copy. Congratulations to Gavin!

Art History Major Jo Johnson Selected to Participate in a Private Conversation with Angela Rye, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Speaker

Jo Johnson

Jo Johnson

January 22, 2018

Congratulations to art history major Jo Johnson, for being selected to participate in a private conversation with Angela Rye, this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration keynote speaker, on Sunday, Jan 28, in the Carrier Dome. Students are selected for this honor after a rigorous vetting process.

You may remember Jo from her fabulous curatorial initiative and exhibition titled, “Be/Longing” in the Community Folk Art Center last Fall. 

Angela Rye is an acclaimed political commentator for CNN and NPR. She is also principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm that encourages young professionals in three core areas: economic empowerment, civic engagement and political involvement. Previously, she served as the executive director and general counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 112th Congress.

For more about the MLK, Jr. celebrations, see here: http://mlk.syr.edu

Art History Alum Nick Tatti (B.A. 2012) to Present at Symposium on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Sculpture at the Norton Museum of Art

Nick Tatti '12

Nick Tatti '12

January 19, 2018

Art History alum Nick Tatti (B.A. 2012) is presenting at a symposium on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculpture, at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida, this February. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the exhibition "Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture." Nick's presentation is titled, “Conserving Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s Plaster Sculptures." Here he is, working at Tatti Art Conservation. 

Art History Alum Shawna Rabbas (B.A. 2016) Reports on Valuable Skills Developed from her Art History Courses

Shawna Rabbas '16

Shawna Rabbas '16

January 18, 2018

Art history alum Shawna Rabbas (B.A. 2016) recently wrote us with an update telling us how much her art history courses helped her develop valuable skills that she now uses as a UX designer. Here's what Shawna has been up to these past few years (in her own words): "After graduating in 2016, I spent three months in Switzerland as an intern at a small digital design agency. With that experience and some time spent freelancing, I landed a job doing user experience design at a startup in New York City. As a UX designer, I’m responsible for researching, planning, and designing app and web products. Part of my job also revolves around writing feature requirements and tracking project progress as it moves through the different cycles of planning, design, prototyping, development, launch, and testing. Since our team is small I get a lot of hands-on work with a wide variety of clients–most recently ones in news and ecommerce."

AMH Faculty Members Featured in College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter

Cover of @ArtSciencesSU Fall/Winter 2017

Cover of @ArtSciencesSU Fall/Winter 2017

January 17, 2018

Our AMH faculty were featured heavily in the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of the College of Arts and Sciences newsletter.

Click here to download a pdf of the newsletter section on the Humanities faculty.

Art History Graduate Student Liz Bryson Awarded Palitz Prize

Palitz Scholars

Palitz Scholars

January 16, 2018

Congratulations to art history graduate student Liz Bryson for being awarded the Palitz Prize for art history, from the SUArt Galleries. Check out the Spring/Summer 2018 SUArt Galleries newsletter for more details.

Read more HERE

Prof Sydney Hutchinson Wins Humboldt Research Fellowship

Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson

January 16, 2018
Congratulations to Sydney Hutchinson, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in Music History and Cultures, for winning a research fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation in Germany, for 2018-19!

Art History Major Tammy Hong ('18) Selected as Syracuse University Scholar Nominee

Tammy Hong '18

Tammy Hong '18

December 20, 2017

Congratulations to art history major Tammy Hong ('18) for being selected as one of the 10 Syracuse University Scholar nominees from the College of Arts and Sciences. The SU Scholar award is the highest academic recognition at the university, for undergraduate students. We wish Tammy all the best for the university-wide final selection round in the coming Spring semester.

Prof Sydney Hutchinson Creates Website for her Music and Multi-Cultural America Course

Matupi Chin Dance Group

Matupi Chin Dance Group

December 13, 2017

Take a look at prof Sydney Hutchinson's website for the Music and Multi-Cultural America course she taught this semester. Bravo to the students who have posted their thoughts on the website. Well done everybody!

Check out the website here:  https://sjhutchi.expressions.syr.edu/

Art History Major Hanwen (Gavin) Liu Publishes "Plug" Magazine

"Plug" Magazine Cover

"Plug" Magazine Cover

December 12, 2017

Congratulations to art history major, Hanwen (Gavin) Liu for publishing "Plug," a student magazine focusing on the arts. Gavin began the student publication to represent the work of young contemporary artists.

AMH Holds Annual Holiday Party

2017 Holiday Party

2017 Holiday Party

December 11, 2017

The Department of Art and Music Histories held its annual holiday party on Friday, December 8, 2017.  The event was well attended and a splendid time was had by all. Our Florence grad students received their letters of introduction at the party, and were bade Bon Voyage.

Happy Holidays everybody!

Florence Art History M.A. Student Rachael Nutt Featured in an Article in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Rachael Nutt

Rachael Nutt

December 1, 2017

Congratulations to Rachael Nutt, a master's degree student in our Florence M.A. program in art history. Rachael's undergraduate thesis was showcased in a wonderful article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Read the article HERE

Applications for Syracuse University Art History M.A. Programs Due January 15

December 1, 2017

Syracuse University offers two acclaimed art history graduate programs, which prepare students for careers in museums, libraries, arts administration, academia, galleries, and other arts-related professions. Our graduates have gone on to

pursue doctoral degrees at prestigious universities and to work at internationally renowned museums.

The Main Campus program provides a comprehensive overview of art history that also allows students to pursue specialized research interests. The Florence program is dedicated to the history of Italian Renaissance and includes two

semesters of coursework in Florence, Italy. Both programs emphasize the development of research and critical thinking skills, along with written and oral communication.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 15, 2018

Download the PDF

"Be/Longing" Exhibition Opens at the Community Folk Art Center

December 1, 2017

Art history major and talented photographer Jo Johnson has curated an exhibition titled "Be/Longing" at the Community Folk Art Center on Genesee Street. Tammy Hong (art history '18) and art history M.A. student Natalie McGrath, are participating in the show. Check out our department Facebook page for more pictures of their outstanding work.

Prof Sam Gruber and AMH Staffer Bill Bowen Quoted in Daily Orange Article on Historic Off-Campus Houses

November 30, 2017

Prof. Sam Gruber and Bill Bowen, office coordinator for the Department of Art and Music Histories, are quoted in a DAILY ORANGE feature about historic university area houses and issues regarding changing off-campus neighborhoods.

READ THE DAILY ORANGE ARTICLE HERE: http://dailyorange.com/2017/11/houses-lining-surrounding-euclid-avenue-just-saturday-night-destinations-theyre-history/

Art History Alum Ana Ziegler (B.A. '17) Reports on Working at Phillips Auction House

Ana Ziegler '17

Ana Ziegler '17

November 27, 2017

Art history alum Ana Ziegler (B.A. '17) has been working hard at Phillips, the acclaimed auction house dedicated to contemporary art. She got in touch recently about how much she is enjoying the experience. She also wrote essays for the auction catalogue for an upcoming sale of Latin American art, which, in her own words, helped her put her SU "art history education to very good use!"

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler Appears in “Performing Restoration Shakespeare" Documentary

November 17, 2017

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler was recently at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. for the documentary filming of her research project, “Performing Restoration Shakespeare.” Prof Eubanks Winkler is collaborating with prof Richard Schoch on a prestigious fellowship from the United Kingdom’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a three-year international project that will bring together scholars and artists to understand how Shakespeare’s works were performed during the Restoration period.

For more about her research project, see here: http://bit.ly/2mwyNtj

Prof Sydney Hutchinson Awarded the 2017 Herndon Book Prize

Prof Sydney Hutchinson

Prof Sydney Hutchinson

November 7, 2017
Congratulations to prof Sydney Hutchinson who has been awarded the 2017 Herndon Book Prize which is awarded by the Society for Ethnomusicology's Gender and Sexuality Task Force. This prize is given annually in recognition of the best monograph-length "ethnomusicological work in gender and sexuality including, but not limited to, works that focus upon lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited, homosexual, transgendered and multiple gender issues and communities."

Prof Wayne Franits and his Graduate Students Visit the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell

November 7, 2017
Prof Wayne Franits and his graduate students went on a field-trip this past Saturday to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell, to study works on paper and “Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings.”

Prof Sydney Hutchinson Chosen as a Finalist for the CNY Book Awards

Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson

November 3, 2017
Congratulations to prof Sydney Hutchinson for being chosen as a finalist for the CNY Book Awards! Please mark your calendars for the CNY Book Awards on November 9, when she will be recognized for her book, "Tigers of a Different Stripe." For tickets for the event, please click here: http://www.syracuse.ymca.org/dwccny-book-awards.html

Art History Major Tammy Hong ('18) Presents to the Board of Visitors

Tammy Hong ('18)

Tammy Hong ('18)

November 3, 2017
Art history major Tammy Hong ('18) did a smashing presentation for the Board of Visitors last Friday, on the subject of her Capstone project, Croatian artist Ivan Mestrovic and his sculptures. You can see the most impressive one behind her--Mestrovic's Moses striding towards Bowne Hall. Woohoo for Tammy!

Syracuse University News Article Features Water + Photography Event

November 2, 2017

“Humanities and Sciences Intersect in ‘Water + Photography’ Event Today.”  An article featuring our department and an exciting event organized by prof Romita Ray that showcases 3 brilliant minds at SU: Prof Jeff Karson (earth sciences) + profs Susannah Sayler and Ed Morris (transmedia) who will talk about photography, oceans, rivers, art, science, and activism.

READ THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NEWS ARTICLE:

https://news.syr.edu/2017/11/humanities-and-sciences-intersect-in-water-photography-event/

Members and Guests of the George Fisk Comfort Society Celebrate Halloween 2017 at the Inn Complete

Comfort Society Halloween 2017

Comfort Society Halloween 2017

November 2, 2017

Graduate students, faculty and staff gathered at the Inn Complete on October 27 to celebrate Halloween. The ghoulish event was organized by the George Fisk Comfort Society, our art history graduate student organization. Games, prizes, food and merriment abounded!

A Time-Lapse Video of Diwali 2017

Aerial view of Diwali Celebration

Aerial view of Diwali Celebration

November 2, 2017

A Time-Lapse Video of Diwali 2017 featuring art history major Tammy Hong and prof Romita Ray, made by Amy Manley

Refugee Artists Perform at Welcoming Economies Global Network Reception

November 2, 2017
Students in prof Sydney Hutchinson's HOM 372 presented some of the refugee artists they have been interviewing for their course, at the Welcoming Economies Global Network reception held in Syracuse last Monday. Here are Ahmad Alkhlef from Syria and Immaculee Kandathe and Olivier Byinshi from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Prof Wayne Franits Wins Publications Grant from The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London

November 1, 2017

Congratulations to prof Wayne Franits who has won a highly competitive publications grant from The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London, for his next book titled Godefridus Schalcken: A Dutch Painter in Late Seventeenth-Century London, due out in June 2018.

 

Prof Sascha Scott Chairs Panel for the Native American Art Studies Association Conference in Tulsa

October 30, 2017

This past week, prof Sascha Scott chaired a panel she had organized titled “Indigenizing the History of American Modernism” for the Native American Art Studies Association Conference (NAASA) in Tulsa. She also presented a research paper titled "O’Keeffe’s Hawai’i?: American Modernism in Colonial Spaces” about O’Keeffe’s advertisements for the Dole Pineapple Company in 1939 and the colonial narratives embedded in O'Keefe's work. Prof Scott Stevens also presented a paper on the panel titled "Officially Native: Some Aesthetic Implications of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board and the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.”

Download the PDF

"Worlds of Dance" Students Participate in Phylla Mae Festival in Fayetteville

Phylla Mae Festival

Phylla Mae Festival

October 24, 2017

Prof Carol Babiracki and her “Worlds of Dance” students participated in the Syracuse Country Dancers’ Phylla Mae Festival in Fayetteville, Sat, Oct. 21.

Gavin Liu Starts Student Publication

Gavin Liu

Gavin Liu

October 24, 2017

Congratulations to art history and public relations double major Hanwen (Gavin) Liu who started a student publication to represent the work of young contemporary artists. What a great idea! Gavin was featured in the SU News Today "Arts and Culture" section yesterday. Read more about his project here: http://bit.ly/2y14WK3

Hiroshima Survivor Visiting Syracuse

October 23, 2017

10/24:  Panel discussion with Annette Behrens (photographer from the Netherlands), Lina Zhang (architect) and Keiko Ogura, moderated by Edward Morris (Canary Lab, Transmedia) and Yutaka Sho (Architecture). 

Slocum Hall 5:30-7:30 pm.  This event also features an opening of an exhibition in the Marble Room in Slocum.

READ MORE



Diwali Celebrated in the Sculpture Garden

Participants celebrate Diwali

Participants celebrate Diwali

October 20, 2017

On a balmy October day, faculty and students from across campus came together to celebrate Diwali organized by the Art and Music Histories department and co-sponsored by AMH, Hendricks Chapel and the South Asia Center.

Prof Romita Ray and Grad Student Liz Bryson Particpate in My Lucky Tummy Pop-up Kitchen

October 19, 2017

Professor Romita Ray’s collaboration with Adam Sudmann, founder of My Lucky Tummy, a pop-up dining concept featuring refugee cuisine in Syracuse, and With Love restaurant, also featuring cuisine from recently arrived refugees in Syracuse, was showcased in an October 15 article in The Daily Orange. Sudmann and prof Ray organized a series of Pecha Kucha-style talks centered on the theme of food that involved prof Samantha Herrick (history) at SU who gave a spectacular talk on Peacock Pies, along with a local beekeeper, beer brewer, farmer, and a former refugee who spoke about how to cook dinner in a refugee camp. A big shout out to art history graduate student Liz Bryson who helped organize the powerpoint presentations and provided much-needed technical assistance during the event, which was held on October 1.

Here’s the article from The Daily Orange: http://bit.ly/2yAiYpS

Turkish Musician Latif Bolat Presents "Into the Mystic: A Night of Turkish Sufi Music and Poetry"

Latif Bolat

Latif Bolat

October 19, 2017

On the evening of October 17, the department co-sponsored Turkish musician Latif Bolat, who lectured and presented: "Into the Mystic: A Night of Turkish Sufi Music and Poetry." The evening featured Turkish Sufi songs and devotional poetry by Jalal ad-Din Rumi and Yunus Emre. Congratulations to professors Carol Babiracki and Sydney Hutchinson who were involved with his visit.

Diwali Event Showcased in Daily Orange Article

Diwali Illuminaries in the Quad

Diwali Illuminaries in the Quad

October 19, 2017

Our department faculty and students were showcased in a splashy article in the Daily Orange about Diwali celebrations organized by prof Romita Ray, the department chair in conjunction with her Fall course on the art and architecture of India. Professor Carol Babiracki who is also the director of the South Asia Center and Music History and Cultures major Haley Knapp were quoted extensively in the article. Happy Diwali!

http://dailyorange.com/2017/10/su-students-faculty-light-sculpture-garden-for-diwali-celebration/

Prof Romita Ray Quoted in SU News Article

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

October 2, 2017

Prof Romita Ray was quoted in SU News today in “Finding Common Ground,” an article featured in a four-part series about humanities research at Syracuse University.

https://news.syr.edu/2017/09/finding-common-ground/

AMH Faculty, Staff and Students Enjoy Department Pizza Social

AMH Pizza Social

AMH Pizza Social

October 2, 2017

Last week, on Thursday, September 28, students, faculty, and staff gathered in our department library for our first department pizza social. Students from all five programs in our department, participated with great gusto and left with happy tummies!

Patience Munjeri from Zimbabwe Performs as Part of Performance Live World Music Concert Series

Prof Sydney Hutchinson and Patience Munjeri with audience members

Prof Sydney Hutchinson and Patience Munjeri with audience members

September 28, 2017

Prof Sydney Hutchinson with musician Patience Munjeri from Zimbabwe who performed in Setnor Auditorium on 9/26 for prof Hutchinson’s “Performance Live” course.

Prof Sydney Hutchinson Presents Research on Rita Indiana at the Tolley Humanities Dinner

Prof Sydney Hutchinson

Prof Sydney Hutchinson

September 25, 2017
Prof Sydney Hutchinson from our department was the official speaker at the Tolley Humanities dinner last week, during which she presented her research on Dominican author/musician Rita Indiana. Bravo! Provost Michele Wheatley was in attendance.

Art History Grad Students Work on Projects in Special Collections

Grad Students in Special Collections

Grad Students in Special Collections

September 25, 2017
Our department has been hopping with activity these past few weeks thanks to our partners across campus and in the city. Here are pictures of our grad students in Special Collections looking at material related to an exhibition about James McNeill Whistler that they will are organizing under prof Sascha Scott's supervision, including photo books, tour books, travel diaries, rare books that picture the places Whistler worked.

Music History and Cultures Major Andrea Cherry Organizes McCartney Madness

McCartney Madness, September 23, 2017

McCartney Madness, September 23, 2017

September 25, 2017

Andrea Cherry, a Music History and Cultures major in our department, recently organized McCartney Madness, a day-long music festival celebrating the music of Sir Paul McCartney to celebrate the living legend before he took the stage in Carrier Dome. Congratulations to Andrea!

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler Presents Paper on Andrew Lloyd Webber at the German Historical Institute in London

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Amanda Eubanks Winkler (lower right)

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Amanda Eubanks Winkler (lower right)

September 18, 2017
Congratulations to prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler who recently presented a paper titled, “Andrew Lloyd Webber and Thatcherite Arts Policy" at the German Historical Institute in London, UK, as part of the institute's "Cultures of Conservatism in the United States and Western Europe between the 1970s and 1990s" conference. She was invited to present her research at this venue. For her paper, prof Eubanks Winkler looked at Lloyd Webber’s musicals from the 1980s (Cats, Starlight Express, Phantom, and Aspects of Love) through the lens of Thatcherism (in particular how the cultural/aesthetic and economic manifestations of Thatcherism intersected). 

Art History Graduate Student Alison Taras Reports on Summer Internship at the DeVos Art Museum

Alison Taras (G '18)

Alison Taras (G '18)

September 18, 2017
Art History graduate student Alison Taras ('18) joins our enterprising grad students with an update: "This summer I helped document exhibition entries this summer at the DeVos Art Museum (Marquette, MI). Now, back in Syracuse, I return to an education internship at the Everson that I began last fall. For this intership I assist in the creation of educational family guides and art-making activities related to current exhibitions. The image attached is a product of an Everson Family Day last spring that I helped design: a collaborative abstract expressionismmural inspired by the work of Bradley Walker Tomlin." Congratulations to Alison! Keep up the good work!

Art History Grad Student Liz Bryson Reports on Summer Internship at the Everson Museum

Liz Bryson (G '18)

Liz Bryson (G '18)

September 15, 2017
Art History grad student Liz Bryson ('18) spent the summer interning in the Everson Museum's Education Department. She worked on interpretive materials geared towards adults, families, educators, and docents for upcoming exhibitions. She also conducted research and preliminary planning for the Everson's new teen program. Liz will remain at the museum this year to assist with the Everson Teen Arts Council. Congratulations Liz!  Keep up the good work!

Music History & Cultures Major Haley Knapp Reports on Busy Summer

Haley Knapp

Haley Knapp

September 13, 2017

Music History and Cultures major Haley Knapp was busier than a bee this summer! She completed a month-long internship in NYC with the non-profit Folk Arts Rajasthan (FAR), whose efforts focus on eradicating illiteracy, fostering community development and celebrating cultural understanding through education and music preservation. FAR works with the Merasi, a marginalized community of northwestern Rajasthan (India) who carry a unique musical legacy more than 800 years old. While working with FAR, Haley helped organize the endless intricacies of various media into an archiving system for the organization’s Musical Narrative Project.

After Haley’s time in the Big Apple, she found herself in Maine as an Assistant Stage Manager with the Bowdoin International Music Festival for her second summer season. With 100 performances scheduled during the festival’s six-week run, Haley was instrumental in running the festival’s brand new Livestream system for their #FestivaLive promotion. And that's not all! Haley is also minoring in Anthropology, Music Industry, and South Asian Studies. And in between classes, she is a work study student in our department and an R.A. holding the fort in her dorm! Congrats to Haley!

Art History Grad Student Maggie Teschler Publishes Blogpost for the Guggenheim Museum

Maggie Teschler (B.A. '16)

Maggie Teschler (B.A. '16)

September 11, 2017

Art history grad student Maggie Teschler, who also holds a B.A. degree in art history from our program, interned in the Guggenheim Museum's Library and Archives in NYC this past summer. While interning, Maggie wrote a blogpost based on the museum's collections of ephemera from the Italian artist Enrico Baj who was closely associated with Surrealism and Dada. Maggie's blogpost was published on the website of the Guggenheim.Congratulations Maggie!

Click here to read the blogpost

Wafaa Bilal To Present Lecture and Mini Seminar

Wafaa Bilal

Wafaa Bilal

August 29, 2017

Our department is co-sponsoring a lecture and mini-seminar by acclaimed Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal who is renowned for provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics through high profile, technologically-driven art projects that employ the use of robotics, the internet, and photographic mobile mapping. For his 2007 installation, Domestic Tension, Bilal spent a month in a Chicago gallery with a paintball gun that people could shoot at him over the internet. Bilal’s work is constantly informed by the experience of fleeing his homeland and existing simultaneously in two worlds – his home in the “comfort zone” of the U.S. and his consciousness of the “conflict zone” in Iraq. Using his own body as a medium, Bilal continues to challenge our comfort zone with projects like 3rdi and and Counting.... He is the author of Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun (2008). His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar; amongst others. He holds a BFA from the University of New Mexico and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently an Associate Arts Professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. http://wafaabilal.com

Lecture: “Performing Change: Diaspora and Belonging” Thursday October 12 from 5-6:30 in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library.

Mini seminar: “Wafaa Bilal: On Art and Resistance” Friday October 13 from 10:00-11:30 in 304 Tolley (invitation and RSVP to follow closer to the date) 

Prof Carol Babiracki Featured in HEADLINES FROM THE HALL Article

Carol Babiracki and Mukund Nayak

Carol Babiracki and Mukund Nayak

August 28, 2017

Congratulations to prof Carol Babiracki for being featured in Headlines from the Hall, about her work with the acclaimed folk musician from India, Mukund Nayak.

Welcome New Art History Graduate Students!

Incoming Art History Grads '17

Incoming Art History Grads '17

August 23, 2017

Welcome to our new graduate students for our main campus and Florence art history programs.

Emily Francisco (M.A. '17) Appointed Social Media Chair for the DC Emerging Museum Professionals Chapter

Emily Francisco G '17

Emily Francisco G '17

August 21, 2017

Congratulations to Emily Francisco who has been appointed Social Media Chair for the DC Emerging Museum Professionals chapter. Emily graduated with dual master's degrees in art history and museum studies this past May. She also chaired the George Fisk Comfort Society in our department and won a teaching award. Emily is now the interim Collection Manager and Corcoran Cataloguer in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Kudos to her for this latest achievement.

Ana Ziegler (B.A., '17) Lands Internship at Phillips Auction House in New York City

Ana Ziegler '17

Ana Ziegler '17

August 18, 2017
Art History major Ana Ziegler (B.A., '17) will begin a four-month long internship, starting this September, in the Latin American Art department at Phillips Auction House in New York City. Congratulations to Ana!

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler Leads Workshop at the Globe Theatre in London

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

July 17, 2017

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler recently led a fabulous workshop at the historic Globe Theatre in London, for her "Performing Restoration Shakespeare" project for which she and her colleague, Richard Schoch from Queen’s University Belfast (Ireland), have received a major grant from the United Kingdom’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Here is prof Eubanks Winkler addressing the audience from the stage.

Art History Alum Stephanie Breed (B.A. '15) Appointed to Staff Position at George Washington's Mount Vernon

Stephanie Breed '15

Stephanie Breed '15

July 17, 2017
Congratulations to art history alum Stephanie Breed (B.A. '15) for accepting a position at George Washington's Mount Vernon. She will be working closely with donors. Stephanie also completed her master's degree in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, this past May.

Art History Graduate Student Abby Houston Leads Summer Tours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Abby Houston

Abby Houston

July 7, 2017

Art history grad student Abby Houston is flourishing as an intern in the modern and contemporary art department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you are in NYC in July and August, please join Abby on one of her gallery tours at the Met.

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July 13

July 26

August 7

Emily Francisco (M.A. '17) Appointed Interim Collections Manager in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art

Emily Francisco G '17

Emily Francisco G '17

June 8, 2017
Congratulations to Emily Francisco who has been appointed Interim Collections Manager in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  Emily starts her job next week.  She will be cataloging photographs from the permanent collection, maintaining three photograph storerooms, and overseeing research visits to the photograph study room.  Woohoo for Emily!

Art History Major Natalie Landis Appointed to Summer Internship at the Everson Museum

Natalie Landis

Natalie Landis

June 7, 2017
Art history major Natalie Landis is excited about her internship at the Everson Museum this summer.  She will be a Collections Intern.  Congratulations to Natalie!

Isaac Messina (B.A. '14, M.A. '16) Lands Internships at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Williamstown Art Conservation Center

Isaac Messina '14, G '16

Isaac Messina '14, G '16

June 6, 2017

Isaac Messina, B.A. Art History (with a minor in Chemistry), 2014 and M.A. Art History (Florence Program), 2016, hopes to pursue a career in art conservation. This past academic year, he worked under the guidance of Elizabeth Wicks, also an alum of our Florence master’s program in art history, on site, in the Church of Santa Lucia sul Prato in Florence where Angelo La Naia painted the fresco of the Baptism of Christ in 1952. Isaac will be interning this summer at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., where he will work on the annual maintenance and conservation of the Hirshhorn’s outdoor sculpture collection. He will be joining a small team of interns to treat over sixty sculptures in a variety of mediums, including the bronze Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin and David Smith's stainless steel Cubi XII. In September, Isaac will move to Williamstown, M.A. where he will begin interning at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC), a regional conservation facility that treats objects from cultural institutions and private clients throughout New England and the Northeast. He will be working more specifically in the Painting Department under its director, Thomas Branchick. Congratulations to Isaac!

Musicologist Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler Featured in HEADLINES FROM THE HALL Article

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

May 31, 2017

Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler was recently featured in an SU news article. The recipient of a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK for her international collaboration, "Performing Restoration Shakespeare," with Richard Schoch, a theater historian at Queen’s University Belfast, prof Winkler has also published her latest edited volume, “Beyond Boundaries: Rethinking Music Circulation in Early Modern England" (Indiana University Press, 2017).

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Art History Major Hanwen Liu Lands Summer Internship at Christie's Beijing

Hanwen Liu

Hanwen Liu

May 31, 2017
Congratulations to Art history major Hanwen Liu who is interning at Christie's in Beijing, this summer.

Prof Laurinda Dixon Promoted to Professor Emeritus of Art History

Laurinda Dixon

Laurinda Dixon

May 23, 2017

Professor Laurinda Dixon has been promoted to professor emeritus of art history at Syracuse University. Congratulations prof Dixon. We wish you all the best in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Art History Alum Stephanie Breed (B.A. '15) Awarded Master's Degree from The George Washington University

Stephanie Breed '15

Stephanie Breed '15

May 23, 2017

Congratulations to Stephanie Breed (B.A. '15) for graduating with a master's degree in Museum Studies from The George Washington University. Stephanie's graduation ceremony took place on the National Mall in the shadow of the Washington Monument.

Art History Alum Bailey Pfohl (B.A. '15) Awarded Master's Degree from Case Western Reserve University

Bailey Pfohl '15

Bailey Pfohl '15

May 22, 2017
Art history alum Bailey Pfohl (B.A. '15) just graduated with a master's degree in art history from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Congratulations Bailey!

Music Historian Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson Featured in "Headlines from the Hall" Article

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

Sarah Fuchs Sampson

May 19, 2017

Prof Sarah Fuchs Sampson was recently featured in “Headlines from the Hall,” the College of Arts and Sciences news-page, for her exciting research on sound, music, and technology. Congratulations prof Fuchs Sampson!

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Prof Romita Ray’s Research Project Featured in Syracuse University Magazine

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

May 18, 2017

Prof Romita Ray’s research for her next book project on the landscapes and lives of the tea plant in India, was recently featured in the Spring Issue of the Syracuse University Magazine.

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Music History and Cultures Major Andreya Cherry Lands Summer Internship with the Charlottesville Opera

Andreya Cherry

Andreya Cherry

May 18, 2017

Congratulations to Music History and Cultures major Andreya Cherry who will be interning with the Charlottesville Opera (previously Ash Lawn Opera) for their summer season this year.

Prof Romita Ray Discusses the Value of the Humanities in SU News Today Article

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

May 17, 2017

Prof Romita Ray was recently featured in the first of a series of articles in SU News Today, about Humanities research at Syracuse University.

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Art History Major Jessye Green '17 Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Jessye Green '17 (center)

Jessye Green '17 (center)

May 17, 2017

Congratulations to Jessye Green, art history major (B.A. ’17) who also graduated with a major in mathematics. Jessye graduated Summa Cum Laude and was recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious Honor Society for the Liberal Arts.

Prof Theo Cateforis's Passion for Album Covers Featured in Syracuse University Magazine Article

Theo Cateforis

Theo Cateforis

May 16, 2017

Prof Theo Cateforis was recently featured in the Spring issue of the Syracuse University magazine, in an article about album covers. Prof Cateforis is passionate about album covers and has been collecting them over the years.

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Olivia Pek, Emily Francisco, Theresa Moir Engelbrecht, and Irene Garcia Present M.A. Symposium Papers in Art History

M.A. Art History Symposium Presenters

M.A. Art History Symposium Presenters

May 13, 2017

Congratulations to Olivia Pek, Emily Francisco, Theresa Moir Engelbrecht, and Irene Garcia for their fabulous M.A. symposium presentations in art history, which were based on their M.A. symposium papers. Months of combing through archival materials and museum collections, attending symposium meetings, and writing and re-writing drafts, have culminated in this event in which they presented the results of their research to faculty, family, and friends. Bravo!

Irene Garcia (B.A. '15, M.A. '17) Wins the 2017 Elizabeth Gilmore Holt Prize for the Best M.A. Symposium Paper in Art History

Irene Garcia G '17

Irene Garcia G '17

May 13, 2017

Congratulations to Irene Garcia for winning the Elizabeth Gilmore Holt Prize for the best M.A. symposium paper in art history. Woohoo! Irene’s paper was titled, “Painting Disenchantment? The Baquiné and the Shadow of Colonialism in Francisco Oller's The Wake (1893).” Irene has also just accepted a position at the Museum of Art of Ponce in Puerto Rico. She will start very soon as the Coordinator of the Community Outreach Program in the museum’s department of Education. Irene is looking forward to coordinating workshops, museum visits and designing projects that are geared towards specific sectors of the community, such as youth programs and people with disabilities. She will also be working with artists to design classes and museum workshops for the public.

Art History Teaching Assistant Liz Bryson Lands Summer Internship at the Everson Museum

Liz Bryson G '18

Liz Bryson G '18

May 13, 2017

Congratulations to art history graduate student Liz Bryson (’18) for landing an Education Internship at the Everson Museum this summer. Liz will be producing interpretive materials for three upcoming exhibitions, helping lay the groundwork for the Fall 2017 launch of new teen programs, conducting visitor evaluations, and assisting with public programming. She is very excited about this opportunity.

Theresa Moir Engelbrecht (M.A. '17) Curates Richard Koppe Exhibition at SUArt Galleries

Theresa Moir Engelbrecht G '17

Theresa Moir Engelbrecht G '17

May 12, 2017

Congratulations to art history graduate student Theresa Moir Engelbrecht (M.A. '17) for her outstanding exhibition Taking Flight: Richard Koppe’s Works on Paper at SUArt Galleries (on through May 14). Theresa has also written her art history M.A. Symposium paper about the American artist-engineer Koppe. A Palitz prize winner, she is completing a dual degree in art history in the College of Arts and Sciences, and in museum studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Stop by the exhibition before it closes.

Prof Romita Ray’s Nineteenth-Century European Art Course Winning Bloggers Announced

HOA 300 Winning Bloggers

HOA 300 Winning Bloggers

May 11, 2017

This past semester, students in prof Romita Ray’s Nineteenth-Century European Art course wrote blogposts about some hidden nineteenth-century treasures in our SUArt collections. Special thanks to professor Sue Wadley (Anthropology) and to Emily Dittman (SUArt Galleries) who served as judges. Winners were “crowned” in a ceremony in class. Congratulations to the winners Fatma Gonca Tunc (not pictured), Amy Nuytkens, Cristina Rosace, Jacqueline Zamzow. Woohoo!  Click on their names to read their winning blogposts.

Award-winning Music History and Cultures Major Samantha Skaller ('17) Featured in a Remarkable Story in The Daily Orange

Samantha Skaller '17

Samantha Skaller '17

May 10, 2017

Award-winning Music History and Cultures major Samantha Skaller ('17) was featured yesterday in a remarkable story about courage, resilience and change, in The Daily Orange. We salute Samantha for all that she has
done to make our community safer, and all that she stands for.

Read The Daily Orange story about Samantha HERE

Art History Graduate Student Marissa Bartz will be Participating in an Archaeological Dig in Haunchaco, Peru this Summer

Marissa Bartz

Marissa Bartz

May 9, 2017

Art history graduate student Marissa Bartz will be participating in an archaeological dig in Haunchaco, Peru this summer. Marissa aspires to work in art conservation in the future. While in Peru, she will help recover artifacts as well as learn about their conservation. In her own words, she is “super excited for this experience”!

Sarah Poisner Wins the 2017 Sidney Thomas Prize

Sarah Poisner

Sarah Poisner

May 5, 2017

Congratulations to Sarah Poisner for winning the 2017 Sidney Thomas prize for the best paper in art history written by an undergraduate student. Sarah received the award for her paper titled, “Diana and Her Nymphs: The Mystery of Vermeer´s Early Career.” She wrote this paper in Fall 2016, for her course, “Vermeer and His Contemporaries” (HOA 500) taught by prof Wayne Franits.

Samantha Skaller Wins Veinus Prize

Samantha Skaller '17

Samantha Skaller '17

April 27, 2017

Congratulations to Samantha Skaller ’17 for winning the Abraham Veinus Prize, awarded annually to the best undergraduate paper in music history & cultures.  The title of Samantha’s paper is “Aristocratic abuse in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni.”

Her award will be announced in the program at the College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor’s Convocation.  Well done Samantha!

Olivia Pek Accepts an Administrative Position in Cavalier Galleries

Olivia Pek G' 17

Olivia Pek G' 17

April 24, 2017

Olivia Pek (B.A. '15), who is completing her master's degree in art history in our department, has just accepted an administrative position in Cavalier Galleries. She will be looking after appraisals, research, inventory, marketing, and more. Olivia is excited about this new opportunity. She will be living in Manhattan and working at the Manhattan and Greenwich, CT locations of Cavalier Galleries. Congratulations Olivia!

Emily Francisco to Receive an Outstanding Master's Student Award from the College of Arts and Sciences

Emily Francisco G '17

Emily Francisco G '17

April 19, 2017

Congratulations to Emily Francisco (M.A. ’17) for her multiple achievements as a graduate student. As a result, she will receive one of the Outstanding Master’s Student Awards from the College of Arts and Sciences during the Master’s Convocation on May 13, 2017. This is a fantastic accomplishment. Recipients of this prize traditionally lead their fellow degree candidates in the procession during the Convocation ceremony.

Art History Alum Brooke Baerman '15 Joins the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture

Brooke Baerman '15

Brooke Baerman '15

April 18, 2017

Art history alum Brooke Baerman (B.A. ’15) has been admitted to the prestigious Winterthur program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware. She is excited about joining the Winterthur in Fall 2017.  Brooke graduated summa cum laude from SU, with many feathers in her cap. She was a Coronat scholar and a University Scholar.

Art History Graduate Students Abby Houston and Maggie Teschler Land Prestigious Summer Internships In NYC

Abby Houston and Maggie Teschler

Abby Houston and Maggie Teschler

April 17, 2017

Congratulations to our art history graduate students, Abby Houston and Maggie Teschler, for landing two highly competitive internships in NYC this summer. Abby will be working with the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Maggie will be completing an internship in the Archives and Library Department of the Guggenheim Museum.

Fine Arts Major Chosen as 2017 University Scholar

Bryan Sweeney '17

Bryan Sweeney '17

April 11, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Bryan Sweeney, a Fine Arts major in our department (and a music composition major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts), has been named a 2017 University Scholar. The University Scholars are the cream of the crop of graduating seniors at SU.

Congratulations Bryan for this prestigious award! 

Read about it here

Brazilian Guitarists Share Their Culture With Slocum Auditorium Concert

Guitarist Ricardo Peixoto

Guitarist Ricardo Peixoto

April 4, 2017

Visiting assistant professor of music history and culture, Silvia Lazo, recently brought three acclaimed Brazilian guitarists, Ricardo Peixoto, Edinho Gerber and Rogério Souza, to campus for her Music in Latin America class. The trio wowed Slocum Auditorium on Tuesday night with an evening of music sponsored by our department.

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Congratulations to Samantha Skaller (’17) who will be joining the the graduate program in Musicology at McGill University after graduating from SU this May.

Samantha Skaller '17

Samantha Skaller '17

April 4, 2017

Samantha, a Music History and Cultures major, is also completing a second major in string performance (viola) in the Setnor School of Music. Samantha is an award-winning student and has been at the forefront of raising awareness about campus sexual assault. One of 17 students on the national “It’s On Us” student advisory committee,she introduced U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. at the organization’s event held a few years ago at SU. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES).

With NEH awards, Romita Ray dips into history and visual culture of Indian tea industry

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

March 3, 2017
Prof. Romita Ray has received two prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards to support research for the book, tentatively titled “From Two Leaves and a Bud: Visualizing Tea in Colonial and Modern India.” A 2014 Summer Stipend Award allowed her to do research in the United Kingdom; a yearlong award in 2016 took her to India and Sri Lanka, and back to the UK.  READ MORE

Wayne Franits Appointed Distinguished Professor

Wayne Franits

Wayne Franits

February 3, 2017
Wayne Franits, professor of art history in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a Distinguished Professor by Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly. The distinction is one of the University’s highest honors for faculty members, bestowed upon those who have attained extraordinary scholarly achievement and exhibited a record of outstanding intellectual leadership in their discipline.  READ MORE

Art Historian invited to discuss Dutch Genre painting at the Mauritshuis

Wayne Franits delivering his keynote lecture, “Dutch Genre Painting, 1976-2016 and Beyond"

Wayne Franits delivering his keynote lecture, “Dutch Genre Painting, 1976-2016 and Beyond"

January 9, 2017
Art historian Wayne Franits recently delivered the keynote lecture celebrating the publication of a catalog of Dutch genre paintings at the Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands. His Dec. 15 talk, “Dutch Genre Painting, 1976-2016 and Beyond,” drew on his expertise in 17th-century Dutch art. The Mauritshuis houses the Royal Cabinet of Paintings, which includes works by Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen and others. The museum is the former home of a 17th-century Dutch prince. “It’s a generally outstanding collection of high-end works of art. It’s a very important collection,” he says, adding, “Vermeer’s ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ is there.”  READ MORE

Professor Amanda Eubanks Winkler wins major grant from the United Kingdom's Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for "Performing Restoration Shakespeare."

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

November 23, 2016
The foreboding words of the Three Witches in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” conjure up the general’s kingly aspirations and bloody demise. Their presence throughout the Bard’s tragedy is mostly known to modern audiences through spoken poetic verse.  READ MORE

Sydney Hutchinson Named Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Distinguished Fellow

Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson

May 16, 2016
Sydney Hutchinson, assistant professor of music history and cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2016 Judith Seinfeld Distinguished Fellow. Endowed by alumna and University Trustee Judith Greenberg Seinfeld ’56, the fellowship recognizes faculty members who have shown a passion for excellence and exceptional creativity in any academic or artistic field or endeavor.  READ MORE

CAPES Awards Reflect Service to Community

Samantha Skaller ('17) and Chancellor Syverud

Samantha Skaller ('17) and Chancellor Syverud

April 22, 2016
Congratulations to Samantha Skaller '17 for her selection to receive the prestigious Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship for service to community! For more information about the CAPES Awards, please see the following link. 

Unnatural Creatures: Selections from the Light Work Collection

February 1, 2016

February 1 – July 22, 2016
Robert B. Menschel Gallery
Schine Student Center

Light Work is pleased to present Unnatural Creatures: Selections from the Light Work Collection. Curated by Erin Carter, Unnatural Creatures features Light Work Collection photographers Kanako Sasaki, Laura Aguilar, Tony Gleaton, among others, whose images explore the strangeness of being alive. Unnatural Creatures presents a coming-of-age story with a twist. Primarily focusing on the female body, the exhibition mines themes of gender, aging, and socialization as thought, feeling and perception converge.  READ MORE

Reconstructing ‘Shakespeare’s Songbook’

Ross Duffin

Ross Duffin

January 26, 2016

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Department of Art & Music Histories (AMH) in the College of Arts and Sciences is playing host to a world-renowned musicologist.

Ross Duffin, the host and producer of “Micrologus: Exploring the World of Early Music,” which aired on National Public Radio from 1981-1998, is spending two weeks in AMH as the William Fleming Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities.  READ MORE

A Spot of Tea

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

January 14, 2016

Syracuse professor awarded prestigious fellowship; continues work on forthcoming book

Invite Romita Ray for a cup of tea, and you will undoubtedly want to share a second cup —although you may be waiting a while for it.

An associate professor of art history in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Ray is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for 2016. Her one-year grant award will support travel and research for an upcoming book, tentatively titled Two Leaves and a Bud: The Visual Cultures of Tea Consumption in Colonial and Modern India.  READ MORE

Scholarly Detective Work Uncovers Piece by 17th-Century Artist

Wayne Franits

Wayne Franits

October 27, 2015

Wayne Franits lends drawing, expertise on Dutch painter Godefridus Schalcken

The expertise of art history professor Wayne Franits led him to buy a drawing by the seventeenth century Dutch painter Godefridus Schalcken. That drawing is now on display at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne, Germany, as part of the first-ever exhibit of the Baroque painter’s collective works.  READ MORE

Students Invited to Learn about Career Opportunities in Art

September 25, 2015

Syracuse University, Sotheby’s Institute of Art team up for information session Oct. 1

The Department of Art and Music Histories (AMH) in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art (SIA), and SUArt Galleries are co-presenting an information session about professional opportunities in the art world on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. in the Shaffer Art Building.  READ MORE

Breanna Caires ‘15 Recognized for Scholarly Excellence

Breanna Caires '15

Breanna Caires '15

June 15, 2015
A graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications is the recipient of two awards for papers she wrote while pursuing a minor in the Department of Art and Music Histories(AMH), based in the College of Arts and Sciences  READ MORE

Art Historians Make History at Syracuse

Sascha Scott

Sascha Scott

January 3, 2015
Sascha Scott, a specialist in American and American Indian art, has written A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015), due out in February.  READ MORE
Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Amanda Eubanks Winkler

October 30, 2014
Syracuse Professor Explores Critical Response to Lloyd Webber’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’ 
Amanda Eubanks Winkler, associate professor of music history and cultures in the Department of Art and Music Histories (AMH), is the author of “Politics and the Reception of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera’” in the November issue of the Cambridge Opera Journal (Cambridge University Press, 2014). READ MORE

Syracuse University Professor to Host Caribbean Dance Workshops

Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson

October 28, 2014
Sydney Hutchinson and Wacheva Cultural Arts team up to present November events.
Sydney Hutchinson, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Music Histories in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is teaming up with Wacheva Cultural Arts to host a pair of Caribbean dance workshops on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 19. Both workshops, which are open to the public, will be held at One Village, 117 Harvard Pl. from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 

Art World Converges in Syracuse for Renaissance Art Symposium Oct. 18

The symposium marks the 50th anniversary of the Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art.

The symposium marks the 50th anniversary of the Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art.

September 24, 2014

The 2014 Syracuse Symposium™ continues its semester-long look at “Perspective” with a major symposium on Italian Renaissance Art.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the College of Arts and Sciences will present “New Perspectives on Renaissance Art” from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in 132 Lyman Hall. The symposium marks the 50th anniversary of the Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art, as well as the retirement of its longtime director, Gary M. Radke ’73.  READ MORE

Art and Music Histories Professor Recognized by American Philosophical Society

Professor Wayne Franits

Professor Wayne Franits

May 6, 2014
Wayne Franits awarded a Franklin Research Grant
Nearly 30 years ago, Wayne Franits, now a professor of art history in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, arrived on the Syracuse campus fresh out of New York University with a Ph.D. in hand. Today, Franits is a world-renowned scholar, who has published dozens of articles, essays for international exhibition catalogues, and written or edited seven books. An expert in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, Franits was just awarded a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society (APS). - READ MORE  

SU art historian reaps national awards

Sascha Scott

Sascha Scott

February 5, 2014
Sascha Scott honored by College Art Association, Wyeth Foundation for American Art

Sascha Scott, a specialist in 19th- and 20th-century American and American Indian art, has been awarded CAA's Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize for her article “Awa Tsireh and the Art of Subtle Resistance,” which ran in the December issue of The Art Bulletin (CAA, 2013). She also has received the Wyeth Publication Grant, in support of her forthcoming book, A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014). READ MORE
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