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Thea Goldring wins Bowdoin Prize

February 3, 2022

Congratulations to Thea Goldring for winning the Bowdoin Prize for Graduate Essays in the English Language with her essay entitled “Through Aquatinted Glasses: The Global Context of Jean-Baptiste Le Prince’s Invention of Aquatint.” The Bowdoin Prizes, some of Harvard’s oldest and most prestigious student awards, are designed to recognize essays of originality and high literary merit, written in a way that engages both specialists and non-specialists.

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New publication by Jeffrey Hamburger and Joshua O'Driscoll to accompany exhibition "Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 800–1500"

September 22, 2021

Just published: the book by Jeffrey F. Hamburger and Joshua O’Driscoll (an alum of the department’s graduate program and now a curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum in New York) to accompany the Morgan’s exhibition of Central European illuminated manuscripts from American collections: Imperial Splendor. The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, 800-1500, New York/London: The Morgan Library & Museum with D. Giles Ltd., 2021.

Imperial Splendor offers a sweeping overview of...

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Alejandra Rojas Silva joins faculty of Ohio Wesleyan University

May 17, 2021

Congratulations to recent HAA alumn Alejandra Rojas Silva for her new position as Assistant Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at Ohio Wesleyan University. More information is available on the OWU website: http://bit.ly/alejandrawesleyan

Alejandra Rojas Silva, Ph.D., is a Latin American art historian focused on representations of the natural world in relation to indigenous, colonial, and contemporary forms of identity. Her research, teaching, and curatorial work extend from the early modern period to the present. Her current book project, “Flora Incognita: Picturing...

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Adam Jasienski wins Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize

February 16, 2021

Adam Jasienski, HAA 2008 (BA), 2016 (PhD), who is currently Assistant Professor of Art History at Southern Methodist University, has been awarded the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize from the College Art Association for his article “Converting Portraits: Repainting as Art Making in the Early Modern Hispanic World.”

"The Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize was established in 1957, in memory of a founding member of the CAA and one of the first American scholars of the discipline. This award seeks to encourage high scholarly standards...

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HAA Alumnus Akili Tommasino appointed to Associate Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

January 11, 2021

Congratulations to HAA alumnus Akili Tommasino for his recent appointment as Associate Curator at the Metroplitan Museum of Art in New York.

“Akili, an arts educator and expert in 20th-century avant-garde art movements, has been an associate curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2018. Prior to joining the MFA Boston, he worked as a curatorial assistant in the department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, where he curated the 2017 exhibition “Projects: 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps,” and published essays in Among Others: Blackness at MoMA and MoMA...

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New issues of October Magazine to include essays by HAA faculty and alumni

October 7, 2020

Having evolved out of several seminars taught by Professors Gough and Buchloh on the Bauhaus, on Weimar Photography and Exile, two recent issues of OCTOBER MAGAZINE publish essays on these subjects by Jordan Troeller (HAA 2018), (part I, vol. 172) and Maria Gough, Hyewon Yoon (HAA 2016), Jessica Williams, Maxwell Boersma, and Benjamin Buchloh (part II in vol.173).

These issues can be accessed and/or purchased through the MIT Journal Press website. ...

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HAA Alumnus Akili Tommasino interviewed by WBUR: "5 Museum Curators Share The Artwork They’ve Missed The Most"

July 30, 2020

 Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and HAA alumn, recently spoke with WBUR about the artwork he misses the most from the MFA collections during the pandemic shutdown.

“Born in British Guiana (present-day Guyana) and a fixture in the 1960s NYC art scene, Frank Bowling challenged his contemporaries, embracing the technicolor hues and gestural nature of abstract painting when pop art and minimalism ruled the scene. Much of Bowling’s work hearkens to his transatlantic identity — “...

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