March 11, 2022

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Today is Big Give, our annual fundraising blitz, which has been online since 2014. We’re inviting alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff like you to rally again to support Berkeley and our department. Our amazing students and peerless faculty and staff have responded in many ways to the past eventful year; we invite you to show your support for art history at Berkeley in a time of unprecedented challenge.

As always, we are grateful for your generous support!

March 1, 2022

Prof. Julia Bryan-Wilson is curating an official collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale, entitled Louise Nevelson: Persistence. Opening April 23, 2022 at the historic Procuratie Vecchi in Plaza San Marco, the show marks the 60th anniversary of Nevelson’s appearance at the 1962 Biennale and considers her use of assemblage as a feminist and immigrant strategy; it thus provides a glimpse of some of the themes Bryan-Wilson grapples with in her forthcoming book on Nevelson (due out in 2023 from Yale University Press).

February 1, 2022

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to announce that the Gold Medal Committee has selected Professor Andrew F. Stewart as the 2023 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement. This award, presented each year at the AIA-SCS Annual Meeting, recognizes distinguished contributions to archaeology, primarily through research and/or fieldwork. The Gold Medal is the highest honor the Institute bestows.

December 13, 2021

Sugata Ray has been selected as the 2021 winner of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain's Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion for his book Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850 (2019).

August 20, 2021

Jez Flores-Garcia (PhD ’20) has been named an ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow for 2021! She begins a yearlong placement at Johns Hopkins University, where she will teach and continue research on “Camp as a Weapon: Chicano Identity and Asco’s Aesthetics of Resistance.” The program supports early career scholars whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come.

Congratulations Jez! 

June 21, 2021

Amy Xiaochen Zhong, History of Art’s Class of 2021 valedictorian, interviewed Assistant Professor Atreyee Gupta as part of the Spring 2021 Asian American Women at Berkeley 150W URAP/SPUR Projects exploring the representations and experiences of Asian women on the UC Berkeley campus.

June 16, 2021

Amy Xiaochen Zhong was named our 2021 Valedictorian and delivered a moving address to our community at our May 18 Commencement.

Dane Reeb was named the winner of our 2021 Departmental Citation.

Cara Marie Green won the Andrew Stewart Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research Writing for her thesis, “Painting Through Fabric: The Simultaneous Movement of Color & Time in Sonia Delaunay’s Fabric Design.” Professor Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby served as advisor for the thesis.

Jess Bailey has published two articles, one about medical museums in the journal Kritische Berichte, and one about disability and sex work in the 16th century in the forthcoming volume Disability and Art History from Antiquity to the Present, Routledge, June 2021.

June 15, 2021

We are proud to celebrate some of the recent fellowships, awards, and positions won by our graduate students.

Graduate Predoctoral Fellowships/Awards

Lesdi Goussen Robleto
-Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
-Center for Race and Gender Grant

Claire Ittner
-Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art (Ellen Holtzman Fellowship)
-Smithsonian Institute Predoctoral Fellowship (Will Barnet Fellowship)

June 7, 2021

The Department of History of Art congratulates Professor Henrike C. Lange on her promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Professor Lange is a scholar of Italian and European medieval and early modern art, architecture, history, visual culture, and literature.