Marietta in Vienna

While traveling for her thesis research, Olivia Rettstatt opened the doors to the home of an Austrian art collector intending to discuss Broncia Koller and instead found a tale of Holocaust survival and remembrance that dramatically changed the way she viewed her thesis project. A second-year Masters student in American University’s Art History program, Rettstatt … Continue reading Marietta in Vienna

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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

Dr. Joanne Allen Wins the 2018 Milton and Sonia Greenberg Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award

Congratulations to Dr. Joanne Allen on winning the 2018 Milton and Sonia Greenberg Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award! This award recognizes faculty who have made a significant contribution to research-based analyses of teaching practices or of curricular design. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is a movement in post-secondary education that promotes systematic analysis of the … Continue reading Dr. Joanne Allen Wins the 2018 Milton and Sonia Greenberg Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award