Department of the History of Art and Architecture News

If these walls could talk: Inside the Saint-Étienne Cathedral

College of Design History of Art and Architecture PhD Candidate, Gabriela Chitwood, was featured in a recent OPRI article discussing the relationship between Toulouse Cathedral and the local population. Built over 500 years, the cathedral was used in a half-built state for many generations between the 13th and 15th centuries. Chitwood's work explores what it is like to inhabit and interact within the space while it is being built.

Trish McCall's Exhibition Report Featured in ICMA Newsletter

Congratulations are in order for doctoral candidate in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trish McCall, as her exhibition report on the treasury of Notre Dame was featured in the March edition of the International Center for Medieval Art's newsletter. McCall's feature begins on page 41 of the newsletter.

Latest Oregon Quarterly Spotlights Two College of Design Faculty

Two College of Design faculty, the Department of History of Art and Architecture's Associate Professor Joyce Cheng and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management's Associate Professor Dyana Mason, were asked who inspires them in the latest article in Oregon Quarterly.

HAA Grad Explores Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione's Identity and Prints in Latest Paper

History of Art and Architecture Alumna, Claire Sabitt (MA, '16), recently published an article exploring Genoese artist Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione's prints. Titled, "Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione’s Oriental Heads: Fashioning Genoese Artistic Identity in Seicento Rome," Sabitt's article reflects on Castiliglione's identity and how his work on the two etchings in the document can lead the reader to re-cast the artist "as a savvy businessman, a theatrical artist with a flair for the dramatic, and a crucial example of how a traveling artist used printed imagery to build a reputation while abroad."

Hutterer Talks Gothic Architecture in Sisters

Associate Professor in the History of Art and Architecture, Maile Hutterer, PhD, was a guest of the Deschutes Public Library on August 24 to explore the great gothic cathedrals of Western Europe. Participants were able to learn how medieval builders experimented with audacious structural daring to create awesome buildings that inspired and amazed their audiences.

HAA Alumna Named First Female Director of the University of Arizona Museum of Art

Congratulations to History of Art and Architecture Alumna Olivia Miller (MA, '09) on her appointment as the first-ever female director of the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Miller joined the museum as Curator of Education in 2012, overseeing the docent and education programs before becoming Curator of Exhibitions in 2014. She also served as interim director of the museum starting in July of 2022 before her appointment to the full-time director position.

HAA PhD Graduate Appointed as Associate Curator at the Utah Museum of Fine Art

On a cold January morning, University of Oregon (UO) alumna Emily Lawhead, PhD '22, was excited.