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  • Commencement 2019

    History of Art Commencement exercises will take place on Tuesday, May 21st at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium at BAMPFA. Save the date!

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Graduation, Commencement

  • Celebrating Graduate And Undergraduate Students 2017-2018

    Undergraduate Awards

    Tobias Rosen
    Honorable Mention from the Undergraduate Library Research Prize for his essay “Decapitating the Academie”

    Gabriella Wellons
    A paid summer internship in the Museum Voices program at the Princeton University Art Gallery

    Graduate Pre-doctoral Fellowships/Awards

    Sarah Louise Cowan
    Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
    Townsend Center for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowship

    Ramón de Santiago
    Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for intensive study of Nahuatl at the University of Utah

    Thadeus Dowad
    CASVA’s three-year Paul Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
    Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship to complete an intensive Ottoman language program in Turkey

    Susan Eberhard
    CLIR Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
    Terra Foundation International Research travel grant
    New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) grant

    Ellen Feiss
    Chester Dale fellowship, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art
    Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum (declined)
    Terra Foundation for American Art Summer Residency, Giverny, France
    Outstanding GSI Award

    Jessica (Jez) Flores García
    University of California Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2018–19

    Lesdi Goussen Robleto
    Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant

    Rebecca Levitan
    CAORC Traveling fellowship, 2018–2019, to research her dissertation on the "Pasquino" group
    Outstanding GSI Award

    Yessica Porras
    Mentored Research Award – a prize for students whose backgrounds, life experiences, and/or work contribute to diversity – for 2018–19

    Miriam Said
    CASVA’s Ittleson Fellowship to research her dissertation on Lamaštu and Pazuzu apotropaia in ancient Assyria

    Andrew Sears
    CASVA’s David E. Finley Fellowship

    Delphine Sims
    SFMOMA Curatorial Photography Internship, Summer 2018

    Shivani Sud
    Global Urban Humanities-Townsend Fellowship
    American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship
    Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Award
    Social Science and Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship 

    Graduate Postdoctoral Fellowships/Awards

    Grace Harpster
    Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University, Department of Art History & Archaeology

    Elaine Yau
    NEH Summer Research Grant

    Job Placements

    Grace Harpster
    Tenure Track Position, Georgia State University

    Rosaline Kyo
    Assistant Professor of Asian Art and Chinese Studies at Davidson College in North Carolina

    Laure Marest-Caffey
    Cornelius and Emily Vermeule Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Kappy Mintie
    2-year Visiting Assistant Professor of American Art at DePauw University

    Emma Silverman
    2-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of American Art and Architecture at Smith College

    Jennifer Stager
    Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Art at Johns Hopkins University

     

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Kappy Mintie, Elaine Yau, Laure Marest-Caffey, awards, fellowships, CASVA, Andrew Sears, Grace Harpster, Acknowledgments, Ramon de Santiago, Gabriella Wellons, Miriam Said, Emma Silverman, Tobias Rosen, Sarah Louise Cowan, Thadeus Dowad, Susan Eberhard, Ellen Feiss, Jessica (Jez) Flores García, Lesdi Goussen Robleto, Rebecca Levitan, Yessica Porras, Delphine Sims, Shivani Sud, Rosaline Kyo, Jennifer Stager

  • Commencement 2018

    History of Art Commencement exercises will take place on Tuesday, May 15th at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium at BAMPFA. Save the date!

    This year's commencement speaker is Dominic Willsdon, Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs at SFMOMA.

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Graduation, Commencement

  • Young Scholars Research Symposium: A celebration of student excellence

    On Tuesday, May 2nd, History of Art undergraduate Ariana Pemberton will present her honors thesis "Geography, Identity, and Monumentality: Global Cosmopolitanisms and the Martand Sun Temple in Kashmir" at the ​​Young Scholars Research Symposium: A celebration of student excellence​​ organized by the South Asia Institute.

    For more details: http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/csas.html?event_ID=106094

     

    TAGS: undergraduate, South Asia, honors

  • Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

    Please join us for "Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger" on May 5–6, 2017.

    Patricia Berger served as the curator of Chinese art at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco from 1982 to 1994. She then returned to her alma mater to mentor another generation of graduate students as Professor of Chinese Art at the University of California at Berkeley. In celebration of her well-deserved retirement, we invite you to join her current and former students and colleagues to honor her contributions to the field. Professor Berger will deliver a keynote lecture on Friday, May 5 at the David Brower Center, followed by a one-day symposium on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Heyns Room at the Faculty Club. This event is free and open to the public.

    The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies, Department of History of Art, Institute of East Asian Studies, and Mongolia Initiative.

    For more information, please visit Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger, or if you have further questions, contact tenthousanddharmas@berkeley.edu.

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Patricia Berger, Chinese art history

  • History of Art Students Win Merit Scholarships

    Three students in History of Art have been awarded Undergraduate Merit Scholarships from the Institute of International Studies. These scholarships support undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Winners come from twenty-two different academic departments and six colleges and school.

    History of Art scholarship winners for Spring 2017 are:

    Ariana Pemberton
    The Sun Temple of Martand: the Pinnacle of Kashmiri Cosmopolitanism and the Key to Surya Worship in India

    Haili Wang
    Crafting “Worker’s Art”: Migrant Labor, Collective Authorship, and Artist Village in Post-Mao China

    Gabriella Wellons
    A Contextual Approach to Ancient “Graffiti”: Pictorial Codes and Motifs in Moche Religious Wall Paintings at Huacas de Moche

    Congratulations!

    http://iis.berkeley.edu/node/419/155
     

    TAGS: undergraduate

  • Julia Bryan-Wilson Contributes to Award-Winning Volume

    Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator (Getty Research Institute), which includes Julia Bryan-Wilson's contribution "The Present Complex: Lawrence Alloway and the Currency of Museums," received the Historians of British Art Book Award for best multi-authored work in 2015.

    The award citation reads:

    Lucy Bradnock, Courtney J. Martin, and Rebecca Peabody, eds., Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator, Getty Research Institute.

    Lawrence Alloway (1926–1990) was a key figure in the development of modern art in Europe and America from the 1950s to the 1980s. He is credited with coining the term pop art and with championing conceptual art and feminist artists in America. His interests as a critic and as a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York were wide-ranging, however, and included architecture, design, earthworks, film, neorealism, science fiction, and public sculpture. Early in his career he was associated with the Independent Group in London and although he was largely self-taught, he was a noted educator and lecturer. A prolific writer, Alloway sought to escape the conventions of art-historical discourse. This volume illuminates how he often shaped the field and anticipated approaches such as social art history and visual and cultural studies. Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator provides the first critical analysis of the multiple facets of Alloway’s life and career, exploring his formative influence on the disciplines of art history, art criticism, and museum studies. The nine essays in this volume depend on primary archival research, much of it conducted in the Lawrence Alloway Papers held by the Getty Research Institute. Each author addresses a distinct aspect of Alloway’s eclectic professional interests and endeavors.

    TAGS: undergraduate, Julia Bryan-Wilson, graduate

  • Commencement 2017

    History of Art Commencement exercises will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium at BAMPFA. Save the date!

    We are excited to announce that our 2017 Commencement Speaker will be Tirza Latimer, Chair of Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts.

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Graduation, Commencement

  • Gallery Talk with Students at BAM

    Students who participated in a special curatorial component of the course Contemporary Art in the Americas, co-taught by Curator Constance Lewallen and Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson, discussed works on view at the Berkeley Art Museum. See the exhibit's online "booklet" here.

    TAGS: undergraduate, Julia Bryan-Wilson, graduate, Berkeley Art Museum

  • Rubens Professor in Residence Spring 2017

    The Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Koenraad Van Cleempoel to the visiting Pieter Paul Rubens Chair for Spring 2017. Koenraad Van Cleempoel is one of the world’s foremost experts on Flemish scientific instruments of the Renaissance period, having completed his PhD at the Warburg Institute in the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London in 1998 with a dissertation entitled Aspects of Scientific Instruments Production in Louvain between 1550 and 1600. He is also the co-author of Spheres: The Arts of the Celestial Mechanics (Paris: J. Kugel). Specifically art historical perspectives undertaken in his work include attention to the iconography of scientific instruments in Flemish and Dutch art—in such works as Gossaert’s portrait of a young girl, the Five Senses series of Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Vermeer’s Astronomer. That Van Cleempoel is an avid pursuer of yet-undiscovered scientific instruments can be seen in his substantive 2003 co-authored article, “A Recently Discovered Sixteenth-Century Spanish Astrolabe” published in Annals of Science, and in 2015, “A Newly Discovered Medieval Astrolabe with Gear Mechanism,” in Medieval Encounters (proceedings of a conference at the Warburg Institute). He holds the position of Full Professor in Art History and Vice-dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Arts of Hasselt University, the youngest and most innovative of universities in Belgium.

    While at Berkeley, Professor Van Cleempoel will teach a seminar on “Sixteenth-Century Scientific Instruments as Materialized Knowledge.” We are fortunate to have the rare opportunity for such a course. It will combine notions and methods of the history of science, art and ideas with a focus on Louvain and Antwerp as centers of production of scientific instruments such as astrolabes, armillary spheres, astronomical rings and sundials in specific intellectual milieux.
     

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Dutch Studies, history of science, astrolabes, Dutch art