Department of the History of Art and Architecture News

UCLA professor to present keynote at UO Art History symposium April 14

UCLA art history professor Bronwen Wilson will present t

Art history alumna earns dissertation grant for research in angelology

The Italian Art Society recently named Kelly Whitford, MA ’11, its annual Dissertation Grant Recipient for her project “Embodying Belief: Crossing the Ponte Sant’Angelo with Bernini’s Angels.” Whitford earned her degree at Oregon in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and is cu

Chinese art scholar Jerome Silbergeld to receive A&AA’s highest alumni honor, the Lawrence Medal

Listening to Jerome Silbergeld, the first director of Princeton University's Tang Center for East Asian Art, you wouldn’t peg him as having been a goatherd in the New Mexico Rockies, dropping out of two PhD programs, or being arrested as a

Student receives Humanities award

Brandi Wilkens, an undergraduate student in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, has been selected as one of six UO students to participate in the Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship for her research project, “Not Just a Pretty Face: 19th century Japanese Co

Art historian curates medical history exhibition

The mere mention of surgery in the nineteenth century may conjure up grotesque images of gore and negligent doctors, but this is one myth that one University of Oregon graduate of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture wants to debunk.

Student-curated exhibit focuses on satire

Chyna Bounds was researching her master’s thesis on British satirical artists and their inventive critiques of political figures when the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art provided her an opportunity to curate an exhibit of European satirists.

A&AA welcomes new faculty members

The 2015-16 academic year introduces new faculty members to several A&AA departments and programs. The professors new to the school bring a wide spectrum of expertise and creativity in architecture, the history of art and architecture, arts and administration, and product design.

Centennial: 2010s look forward to new A&AA home

A&AA is wrapping up its 100th anniversary this month after a full year of events, exhibitions, and celebrations. The school is now embarking on a capital campaign to imagine the future of art and design education and facilities for the next 100 years.

Blandy receives prestigious Ziegfeld Award for art education research

The United States Society for Education Through Art has awarded UO Senior Vice Provost Doug Bla

A&AA student research wide-ranging at Graduate Research Forum

Architecture students Annie Chiang, Ryan Dirks, Lindsay Rasmussen, Eric Schmidt, and Ashly Tuffo won the poster competition at the recent Graduate Student Research Forum for their project, "An Energy Analysis of The Stellar Apartments."  

New A&AA building information available on blog

The A&AA community continues to take steps toward creating its future home on University Street. The location of the Phase I A&AA building is on the site of the current McArthur Court.

Williams Fund helped Akiko Walley form ‘Japanese Prints’ class

After the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) received more than 150 Japanese prints from art collectors Jack and Susy Wadsworth, Assistant Professor Akiko Walley initiated a pair of courses leading up to a JSMA exhibition scheduled for fall 2

Symposium to examine art forgery

This year’s 10th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Oregon explores the concept of forgery in the world of art.

Prints from the WPA on exhibit at JSMA

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art presents a selection of Works Progress Administration (WPA) prints, which have been on long-term loan to the museum from the federal government since 1956.

Exploring tension with A&AA collaboration

Experimentation in teaching is not new in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.  From the noncompetitive, nongraded studio courses in architecture initiated at the school’s founding to experiments with new media and motion graphics leading to national leadership in digital arts, to pioneer