Department of the History of Art and Architecture News

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New PhD Cohort Starting in Art History

This fall the Department of the History of Art and Architecture—home to a rich variety of research interests in the history, theory, and criticism of visual and material culture—welcomes four new students to its doctoral program.

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College of Design Welcomes New Faculty

The College of Design is welcoming several new faculty members across the college.

Jacob Armas presents at the Undergraduate Symposium in 2018

Celebrating Undergraduate Research

Jacob Armas, a double major in art history and international studies, presented his research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium this year.

Allison Schukis (L), Benjamin Davis (C), and Rowan Tabor (R)

Art History Students Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

The Department of the History of Art and Architecture celebrated several stellar students in June: Allison Schukis, Benjamin Davis, and Rowan Tabor.

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A Time to Celebrate

The College of Design celebrates its more than 600 graduates and first commencement ceremony under its new name.

Flight Into Egypt tapestry

Rare tapestries spring to new life in stunning show co-curated by art history professor

The textiles are considered some of the greatest baroque art treasures in the U.S. and offer a rare glimpse into 17th-century Roman craftsmanship and imagination.

New digital archive allows broad access to Roman artifacts

University of Oregon researchers have co-developed a new digital archive of nearly 4,000 drawings, prints, paintings and photographs of historic Rome that is now available online to the public.

Eggener’s research on ‘City of the Dead’ featured in podcast, website

Professor Keith Eggener is featured in a 99% Invisible podcast and feature story focusing on “The City of the Dead”—Colma, California—the only necropolis in the United States and the site where graves from throughout the Bay Area were moved as the city grew in the early 20th

Essay for MFA exhibition catalog bridges artistic practice, historical research

As a graduate student of art history, Sloane Kochman has been asked frequently what she plans to do with that degree. Luckily, she has a great answer.

Undergraduate projects exhibit wide range of research inquiry

President Trump’s Cabinet, a fogged-up windshield, and an artwork made for an Oscar Wilde play were among the unique sources of inspiration for A&AA student projects at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium held in the Erb

Loan from Met to UO museum provides research opportunities across disciplines

Tucked away in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, in a small alcove embraced by four oil paintings, are two glass cases displaying five objects from the 14th through 16th centuries.

UO art historian’s expertise lands JSMA exhibition of rare 17th century tapestries

A monumental set of ten newly restored 17th century tapestries that once hung in the Vatican will be exhibited in two cities in 2017-18: New York and Eugene.

‘Art and Politics’ speaker highlights intersections of gender, politics, history

Jane Swift knows a thing or two about female politicians. When she became governor of Massachusetts in 2001, she was the first female governor of that state and, at age 37, the youngest sitting governor in the nation.

Research on Mongolian rock art culminates in awards, books, preservation legacy by UO art history professor

After nearly two decades of field research in Mongolia’s rugged backcountry to document the region’s archaeology, Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, UO professor emerita of art history, was recently honored by the Mongolian go

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