Research and Runaround: Graduate Student Spotlight

Second-year Master’s student Laura Ryan sums up her experience working in France with an amusing anecdote: “I went into a quaint café to try some authentic French food and found they only serve six types of baked potatoes… not exactly what I was looking for!” As the Parisian libraries are inundated with research requests, the … Continue reading Research and Runaround: Graduate Student Spotlight

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Sixth Feminist Art History Conference

At the height of the Kavanaugh hearings, while the treatment of women in society and the #metoo movement were at the forefront of our country’s consciousness, American University hosted its Sixth Feminist Art History Conference.  The opening remarks all commented on the timeliness of the event, which took place from Friday September 28th to Sunday … Continue reading Sixth Feminist Art History Conference

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Elder’s Semester at the Met

This past semester, Dr. Nika Elder has been in New York, working as the Chester Dale Postdoctoral Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here, she describes her research experience.   "If you’ve walked past my office in Katzen this semester, you may have noticed a sign that says I’m on 'research leave' through summer … Continue reading Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Elder’s Semester at the Met

Art History major and graduating senior Isabella Gaitán receives Evelyn Swarthout Hayes Award

Congratulations to Art History major and graduating senior Isabella Gaitán, recipient of AU’s Evelyn Swarthout Hayes Award. The award honors a student who has contributed most to the University through the arts while maintaining a high academic average. Isabella received her award in a pre-commencement ceremony officiated by President Sylvia Burwell. A native of Colombia … Continue reading Art History major and graduating senior Isabella Gaitán receives Evelyn Swarthout Hayes Award

Course Spotlight: Students Visit NGA to Look at Renaissance Prints

On Wednesday April 18th, Dr. Allen took students from her ‘Art of the Renaissance’ course for a private viewing of Renaissance prints at the National Gallery of Art. Dr. Ginger Hammer, Curator of Old Master Prints, presented works by Pollaiuolo, Martin Schongauer, Lucas Cranach and of course, Albrecht Dürer. Students were amazed at the scale … Continue reading Course Spotlight: Students Visit NGA to Look at Renaissance Prints

AU Art History Student Amanda Chadbourne Wins Best Graduate Student Presentation in the Humanities at the 28th Annual Mathias Student Research Conference

Congratulations to Amanda Chadbourne, second year MA Candidate in Art History, for winning Best Oral Presentation in the Humanities by a Graduate Student at the 28th Annual Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference! In her paper, "Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Allegory of Good Government frescoes and the influence of De rerum nature," Amanda argues that the figure of Peace in … Continue reading AU Art History Student Amanda Chadbourne Wins Best Graduate Student Presentation in the Humanities at the 28th Annual Mathias Student Research Conference