With all of the challenges remote learning has posed, the art history program at AU has sought to create as much normalcy as possible with the maintenance of our various social media platforms. Although this semester did not conclude as anticipated, we hope that the AU art history social media presence has been a positive … Continue reading Art History Blog Signing off for the Summer.
The Graduate Work Spotlight Series highlights the rich variety of projects and work experiences assigned to graduate students in the Art History program across the academic year. Not only does AU’s College of Arts and Science offer students a range of opportunities relevant to professional success in the field of art history and academia, but … Continue reading Graduate Work Spotlight: Hannah Southern, Digitizing MA Capstone Projects with the Visual Resource Center
Presenting research at academic symposiums and conferences is an integral part of art-historical scholarship. Events like these allow art historians to receive critical feedback from their peers, practice their public speaking skills, and network with their professional community. American University offers MA students two annual on-site opportunities to present their art-historical research: the Robyn Rafferty … Continue reading Opportunities for Presenting MA Research: Interview with Alaina Hendrickson and Hoyon Mephokee
In light of the recent news and feelings of uncertainty regarding the global coronavirus pandemic, remaining positive and supportive of one another through these difficult times feels crucial. Although American University students are not able to be on campus at this time, they are continuing their studies from their own homes or safe spaces and … Continue reading American University MA students discuss challenges of remote learning and working from home during global pandemic.
Graduate students in AU's Art History Program are frequently provided fantastic professional opportunities within the department to contribute to their professional and educational success in the field of art history. However, it is a thrill to hear that so many of our graduate students are obtaining work and internship experiences outside of AU in museums, … Continue reading Graduate Student Spotlight: First-Year MA Student Charlie Coffey, National Gallery of Art Student Library Technician.
Sarah Leary, AU Art History MA class of 2019, recently published her paper “Sarah Miriam Peale's Mary Leypold Griffith and the Staging of Republican Motherhood” in the current issue of Athanor, Florida State University’s Art History Graduate Symposium journal. Leary first presented this research at American University and George Washington University’s annual Art History Graduate … Continue reading Graduate Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Leary (MA 2019) Publishes Paper in Athanor
Every February, art historians, artists, and visual arts professionals from around the world gather at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference to present and engage with new scholarship, network with peers, and “take the temperature” of the field. This year, the 108th CAA conference took place in Chicago, Illinois on February 12th-15th. Among the hundreds … Continue reading Art History MA students attend CAA Conference in Chicago
The Graduate Work Spotlight Series highlights the rich variety of projects and work experiences assigned to graduate students in the Art History program across the academic year. Not only does AU’s College of Arts and Science offer students a range of opportunities relevant to professional success in the field of art history and academia, but … Continue reading Graduate Work Spotlight: Adrienne Cox, AU Feminist Art History Conference Student Coordinator
Second-year art history Master’s student Ms. Claire Sandberg traveled to Madrid, Spain over winter break 2019 to conduct research for her thesis on the 16th-century Italian artist Sofonsiba Anguissola. Sandberg received support for this research trip through the American University College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Research fund, and sat down with us … Continue reading Graduate Student Spotlight: MA student Claire Sandberg travels to Spain for thesis research
"Everybody in my family made art. We would paint, we would draw, we're storytellers. I was whining because I wanted to go to art school, and I didn't realize I grew up in an art school! Quilters, storytellers, writers. And this was something that we did every single day. We just woke up and did … Continue reading Recently Opened Exhibit Explores Black Identity Through Artist Delita Martin’s Dynamic Work