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Front cover of journal "October Files: Carrie Mae Weems"

"Carrie Mae Weems", a new volume of October Files, edited by Professor Sarah Lewis

July 12, 2021

A new volume of October Files, edited by Professor Sarah Lewis, explores the work of the influential American artist Carrie Mae Weems—her invention and originality, the formal dimensions of her practice, and her importance to the history of photography and contemporary art. Since the 1980s, Weems (b. 1953) has challenged the status of the Black female body within the complex social fabric of American society. Her photographic work, film, and performance investigate spaces that range from the American kitchen table to the nineteenth-century world of historically Black Hampton University...

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Suzanne Blier receives ACASA Leadership Award

June 21, 2021

Professor Suzanne Blier has received the ACASA Leadership Award from the Arts Council of the African Studies Association “in recognition of excellence, innovative contributions and vision in the fields of African and Diasporic Arts.” This award is given once in every three years at the Triennial Meeting of the association, a group that comprises art historians, curators, historians, anthropologists, and others engaging in African and Diaspora art history. Please join us in congratulating Suzanne...

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Congratulations to HAA Undergraduate Degree Recipients 2021

June 3, 2021

Congratulations to all the degree recipients of the A.B. in History of Art and Architecture, 2021:

Ana Maria Delmar
Alden Fossett 
Isabel Gibney
Adam Gordon
Kaitlin Hao
Laura Sky Herman
Samantha Meade
Nikole Naloy
Annabelle Paterson
Audrey Pettner
Eliza Rubin
Lauren Toman

All student prize winners from HAA, AY21

HAA Student Prize Winners AY 20-21

May 27, 2021

Please join us in celebrating this years student prize winners from HAA. 

Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize - HAA graduating seniors Alden Fossett and Eliza Rubin have won 2021 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prizes for their respective senior theses Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s (no-place): A Spiritual Offering for an Empty World, and Sacred Desire: Multiplicity and Mystery in Parmigianino’s Madonna of the Long Neck. In addition to recognizing students' "excellence in undergraduate work," the Hoopes Prize also recognizes supervising faculty for their "...

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Alejandra Rojas Silva

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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Two HAA Seniors Win 2021 Hoopes Prizes

May 11, 2021

HAA graduating seniors Alden Fossett and Eliza Rubin have won 2021 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prizes for their respective theses “Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s (no-place): A Spiritual Offering for an Empty World”, and “Sacred Desire: Multiplicity and Mystery in Parmigianino’s Madonna of the Long Neck.”

In addition to recognizing students' "excellence in undergraduate work," the Hoopes Prize also recognizes supervising faculty for their "excellence in the art of teaching." Thus we have also to congratulate HAA Professors Robin Kelsey and Jeffrey Hamburger for advising these two prize-winning...

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"Beyond Words" book cover

New Publication: "Beyond Words: New Research on Manuscripts in Boston Collections", ed. Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Lisa Fagin Davis, Anne-Marie Eze, Nancy Netzer, and William P. Stoneman.

May 10, 2021

"In the fall of 2016 an international scholarly con­ference accompanied the exhibition Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections. The speakers were chosen because of their expertise and because they were known to have research under­way pertaining to important manuscripts in the exhibition. The aim of both exhibition and conference was to provide a broad overview of the history of patronage and book production over the course of the High and late Middle Ages, to the extent that the eclectic holdings of Boston-area institutions permitted. Most of the papers...

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Frieze New York 2021 pays tribute to Vision & Justice Project and founder Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

May 5, 2021

Professor Sarah Lewis and the Vision & Justice Project were the focal points of this year’s Frieze New York Art Fair. The Vision & Justice Project, founded by Professor Lewis, is rooted in education and is dedicated to examining art’s central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States. The tribute intends to explore this examination and expand the reach of the Vision & Justice Project, to give potential new audiences access to a visual literacy that could change the way they see the world...

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Poster for podcast "Las cosas tienen vida"

"Las Cosas Tienen Vida", a podcast by HAA graduate student Kate Mills

April 13, 2021

Kate Mills, a fifth year HAA graduate student, and her colleague, José Araneda of Scuola Normale di Pisa, have created a podcast Las cosas tienen vida. The first interview is with fellow HAA graduate student Annick Benavides.

"We warmly invite you to listen to the new Spanish podcast Las cosas tienen vida. Every Tuesday, hosts, José Araneda of Scuola Normale di Pisa and Kate Mills of Harvard University, will explore the many lives of Latin American art objects across history. In each episode we...

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