History of Art Commencement exercises will take place on Tuesday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium at The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). Save the date!
Undergraduate AchievementsNada Hosking (BA 2014) Executive Director of Global Heritage Fund Gabriella Wellons (BA 2018) A paid summer internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Graduate Pre-doctoral Fellowships/AwardsJ.G. Bailey European Research Council Consolidator Grant: Global Horizonte in der Kunst des Mittelaters, Universität Bern Ramón de Santiago Tinker Foundation grant Center for Latin American Studies Summer Field Research Grant Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for Nahuatl Language Study Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award Scholarship, Rare Book School, "The Art & Science of Cartography, 200–1550 CE," University of Virginia Karine Douplitzky France–Berkeley Fund Fellowship with Professor Todd Olson to collaborate with Ann Lafont (Director of Studies EHESS, France) (2018–19) Susan Eberhard CASVA Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship E. C. Feiss Ellen Holzman Fellow, Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum [Declined] Townsend Center for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowship Stephanie Hohlios Dissertation research fellowship for 2019–20... [show more]
History of Art Commencement exercises will take place on Tuesday, May 21st at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium at The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). Save the date!
This year's commencement speaker is Ellie Hughes, Deputy Director of the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland, and an alumna of the department (2001).
Honorable Mention from the Undergraduate Library Research Prize for his essay “Decapitating the Academie”
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
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
CLIR Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
Terra Foundation International Research travel grant
New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) grant
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
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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.
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.
For more information, please visit Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger, or if you have further questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 s... [show more]
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.
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.
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 (proc... [show more]