Art History Spotlight News

Congratulations to PhD candidate James McCabe who was awarded the 2024 Visionary Partner Dissertation Fellowship from Rice’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (CSWGS)!.. READ MORE

May 3, 2024

2024 HART Awards Ceremony

Many of our bright and talented students were recognized and awarded at the Department of Art History Awards Ceremony on April 19 for their stellar achievements and hard work!.. READ MORE

Congratulations to Dr. Denva Gallant, assistant professor of art history, for the release of her new book! .. READ MORE

A huge congratulations to HART grad alum, Dr... READ MORE

April 26, 2024

2024 MUCH Capstone Symposium

Four students successfully presented at the 2024 Museums & Cultural Heritage Capstone Symposium on April 24, 2024 and are one step closer to the finish line:.. READ MORE

Art History graduate students Lauren Lovings-Gomez and James McCabe participated in the 2024 RASC/a graduate student conference, “Crosscurrents: Visualizing the Arts of the Atlantic World,” hosted.. READ MORE

Lynne Lee, HART PhD candidate, and Dr... READ MORE

Rice Thresher recently featured this year’s William A... READ MORE

The Department of Art History recently took HART undergraduate and graduate students on a day trip to Dallas/Fort Worth to view .. READ MORE

Assistant Professor Farshid Emami’s new book .. READ MORE

Eilis Coughlin, PhD candidate and HART grad representative, will be heading off to Naples, Italy later this year as the Predoctoral Research Resident at the Center for the Art and Architectural His.. READ MORE

Congratulations to Lynne Lee, PhD candidate, for being selected to attend the ISLAA Forum: Latin American and Latinx Art and Visual Culture.. READ MORE

For the 10th anniversary of the Department of Art History's spring break trips, Professors Gordon Hughes and Fabiola López-Durán led a group of ten Rice undergraduate students to the City of Lights.. READ MORE

Undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Art History recently met together for the first time to learn more about one another’s research and to get advice on future academic plans.. READ MORE

March 1, 2024

Rice Preview 2024

Rice Preview brings together prospective graduate students from around the world to campus every year so that they can tour the school and meet with faculty and potential future classmates to learn.. READ MORE

Congratulations to Karine Raynor, PhD candidate, for being awarded the James T. Wagoner Foreign Scholarship!.. READ MORE

Many of our art history courses aren’t just confined to the classroom and are held in conjunction with local art museums including our new spring course “HART 355/555: Vessels & Vase-Painting:.. READ MORE

Rice Cinema with programming help from Ayla Davis ‘24, this year’s Camfield Undergraduate Fellow at the MFAH film department, will be screening Robert Frank’s short films over the span of two days.. READ MORE

Congratulations to Rice grad alum Dr. Nikki Moore for securing a position as Assistant Professor in the Architecture of Americas at Wake Forest University’s Department of Art!.. READ MORE

A large number of students and faculty, including Art History Professors Leo Costello, Farshid Emami, and Denva Gallant, attended the public lecture “Sini-Islamic Calligraphy: Arabic Calligraphy in.. READ MORE

Marge Steurbaut, Art History PhD student, presented at her first academic presentation and represented Rice abroad last Saturday at Symposium XXIII for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in P.. READ MORE

December 7, 2023

HART's Roman Holiday

Rice Thresher Written by Hope Yang Ten undergraduate Owls have flown back from a summer in Italy, unveiling their study abroad experience in th.. READ MORE

"Thanks to Rice, I’ve been given opportunities to study abroad, accept internships from different states and connect meaningfully with my peers and professors." As a freshman, El.. READ MORE

A huge round of applause to senior Maria Hancu, minoring in art history and double majoring in biosciences and chemistry, for being one of only four Rice undergraduate students to win the coveted G.. READ MORE

The HART in the World: Rome – Student Exhibition held its opening reception yesterday on the first floor of Herring Hall with a full house of Rice community and students gathering together to atten.. READ MORE

James McCabe, PhD candidate, is looking poised and suave as he delivered his presentation on “Passing in Parisian Interiors: Encounters with Jeanne Duval, Berthe Moris.. READ MORE

The ICAA (International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) recently announced the winners of the 2023 Peter C... READ MORE

What career paths can art history students pursue within the art world?.. READ MORE

PhD alumna Katia Zavistovski assumed the post of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Charlotte's Bechtler Museum of Modern Art last October... READ MORE

PhD alumna Melissa Venator was named Assistant Curator of Modern Art at the St. Louis Art Museum in April... READ MORE

Congratulations to PhD candidate Dasol Kim for being awarded the Emerging Scholars in Object-Based Learning Award by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Hirsch Library for her paper “With Fingers an.. READ MORE

Dr. Leo Costello, Associate Professor of Art History, will be presenting at the Yale Center for British Art’s “J.M.W... READ MORE

Giovanna Bassi Cendra, Art History PhD candidate, was awarded the University of Houston’s Gerald D... READ MORE

Kyle G. Sweeney (Ph.D... READ MORE

Congratulations to Adrienne Rooney for being awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies (FDI), which is part of the Department of.. READ MORE

Student Spotlight: Marc Armeña '24 2023-2024 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Fellow.. READ MORE

Student Spotlight: Eilis Coughlin, PhD Student 2023-2024 William A. Camfield Graduate Fellow.. READ MORE

Student Spotlight: Hannah Foster '25 2023-2024 Rice University Intern, The Menil Collection.. READ MORE

As the recipient of the Jameson Fellowship for American Painting and Decorative Arts, rising junior Ella Langridge will spend the next academic year as a researcher at the Bayou Bend Collection of.. READ MORE

Student Spotlight: Olivia Schaedler '26 2023 Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Travel Fellow.. READ MORE

Student Spotlight: Vindhya Kukunoor '24 2023 Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Travel Fellow.. READ MORE

Student Spotlight: Ellie Mandelker '26 2023 Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Travel Fellow.. READ MORE

June 1, 2023

2023 HART in the World: Rome

The Department of Art History was very excited to have HART in the World (HITW) up and running again this year from May 9-30... READ MORE

Congratulations to Rachel Harmeyer, PhD Alumna, for accepting a tenure-track position in the Department of Visual Art + Design at Southeastern Louisiana University where she will be teaching Modern.. READ MORE

Support Houston’s independent bookstores and our faculty by joining Dr... READ MORE

Thank you to all the insightful panelists, speakers, and students who participated in this year’s Art History Graduate Students Conference, “Where are our women artists?: Linda Nochlin’s Question i.. READ MORE

The clouds and storms miraculously parted ways just in time for our awards ceremony last Friday... READ MORE

Elizabeth Fessler ‘24, double majoring in Art History and History, is headed to New York this summer for an internship with Christie’s auction house to undergo art historical research and learn abo.. READ MORE

Congratulations to our very own Anna Julia, Art History and English Graduate Administrator, for being awarded this year’s Faculty/Staff Service Award from the Graduate Student Association (GSA) at.. READ MORE

Congratulations to senior Kenzie Pickett, double majoring in Art History and Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations, for being awarded the 2023 Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts!.. READ MORE

March 17, 2023

HART in NYC 2023

The Department of Art History took over the Big Apple during spring break as Professors Gordon Hughes and Joseph Manca led a group of eager undergraduates up north for the annual HART in NYC travel.. READ MORE

The Rice Art History Department, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, is proud to present a 2023 conference, “Where are our women artists?: Linda Nochli.. READ MORE

Congratulations to Fabiola López-Durán, Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History at Rice, for the release of her co-edited book,.. READ MORE

Fabiola López-Durán, associate professor of art and architectural history, and.. READ MORE

The 2023 Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) symposium will take place in hybrid format from March 2-4, 2023... READ MORE

Leo Costello, Associate Professor of Art History at Rice, will be joining curator Sarah Wilson and Rail Editor-at-Large Andrew Woolbright next Monday, February 6 at noon for an online conversation.. READ MORE

Co-curated by Rice University Associate Professor of Art History Leo Costello and Sarah Wilson of the Courtauld Institute, “To Speak of Everything: The Art of Raymond Mason” is the first retrospect.. READ MORE

Curators, collectors, students, and other art lovers converged at the Menil Drawing Institute on Friday, December 2 to see the opening of "Drawing in Time," organized by par.. READ MORE

Houston-based independent artist Vincent Valdez joined the Department of Art History yesterday to deliver an inspiring public lecture to the community in connection with the fall course, HART 265:.. READ MORE

Senior Kenzie Pickett, double majoring in Art History and Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations, is featured in the latest issue of the Rice Thresher!.. READ MORE

On Tuesday, Prof. Fabiola López-Durán and Prof... READ MORE

Congratulations to Art History PhD Candidate Yuri Yoshida for receiving the prestigious Research Fellowship for Young Scientists from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)... READ MORE

The 2022 International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) Advocacy Seed grant was awarded to Diane Wolfthal to support efforts.. READ MORE

Professor Graham Bader’s article “Saving Face: Portraiture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” is featured in the September 2022 issue of Artforum, one of a suite of articles marking th.. READ MORE

Join Houston Seminar as they explore the architecture, social atmosphere, and culture of coffeehouses from a cross-cultural perspective... READ MORE

Congratulations to Art History PhD candidate Dasol Kim for being appointed the fall 2022 IFPDA curatorial fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston!.. READ MORE

Art history Ph.D. candidate Lynne Lee has been awarded the 2022-23 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Fellowship!.. READ MORE

Congratulations to Adrienne Rooney, Art History Ph.D. candidate, for recently receiving The Donald C. Locke Award, a research fellowship from the Stuart A... READ MORE

PhD Candidate Adrienne Rooney co-organized "The Inaugural Caribbean Festival of Arts as Prism: 20th Century Festivals in the Multilin.. READ MORE

The Lovett Travel Fellowship, through the generous support of Mr. H... READ MORE

Congratulations to Ginevra Bria, Art History Ph.D. student, for being awarded the new Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Fellowship... READ MORE

Congratulations to Xinyu Liang for being awarded the William A. Camfield Graduate Fellowship!.. READ MORE

Congratulations to rising junior, Jackie Huang, who has been awarded an internship at The Menil Collection next year!.. READ MORE

As the recipient of the Jameson Fellowship for American Painting and Decorative Arts, undergraduate student Elizabeth Fessler will spend the next academic year as a researcher at the Bayou Bend Col.. READ MORE

Congratulations to Henry McMahon, Art History Ph.D. candidate, for being awarded the Amici di Via Gabina Traveling Fellowship from the Center for Civic Leadership at Rice... READ MORE

The Department of Art History congratulates Ph.D. candidates Aja Martin and Stephen Westich as this year’s recipients of the James T. Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship... READ MORE

Many of our art history courses offer students the chance to step away from the traditional classroom setting and hop into galleries, studios, and museums to examine collections up close... READ MORE

April 27, 2022

2021-2022 HART Awards Ceremony

The Department of Art History wrapped up the year with our awards ceremony yesterday celebrating the wonderful accomplishments of our brilliant undergraduate and graduate students... READ MORE

Join Rice's Graham Bader, associate professor and chair of art history, at the Menil Drawing Institute on May 5, 2022 at 7:00pm for his talk.. READ MORE

Brazilian visual artist Jaime Lauriano visited Rice University this week to deliver a special workshop, "As imagens também matam," to stu.. READ MORE

The School of Humanities welcomes everyone to join Fay Yarbrough ’97, professor history and associate dean for undergraduate programs and special projects in the School of Humanities, on April 14 a.. READ MORE

Adrienne Rooney, a PhD Candidate in Art History at Rice University, has been selected to take part in th.. READ MORE

March 18, 2022

HART in NYC 2022

The annual Department of Art History spring break trip to New York resumed this year with a group of wonderful undergraduate students of various academic backgrounds led by Prof... READ MORE

Farshid Emami, assistant professor of art history at Rice University, has published a new essay titled.. READ MORE

Last fall, Lauren Lovings-Gomez published an article entitled "The Lost Narrative of Natalia Shabels.. READ MORE

The new Government Resources on Anti-Racism library guide by the Kelley Center for Government Information, Data, and Geospatial Services at.. READ MORE

Join Rice University's Graham Bader, associate professor and chair of art history, and Yve-Alain Bois, professor of art history at the Institute for Advanced Study, in a virtual conversation next T.. READ MORE

With support from the Getty Foundation’s Digital Art History Initiative, Rice University's Farès el-Dahdah, profess.. READ MORE

Hot off the presses this fall, Graham Bader’s book Poisoned Abstraction: Kurt Schwitters Between Revolution and Exile examines the work of one of European Dada’s mo.. READ MORE

Carly Boxer joined the Department of Art History this fall as the Robert J... READ MORE

The SlaveVoyages website is currently hosted by Rice University and is the result of years of research and development by a multi-disciplinary team of histor.. READ MORE

Tune into a virtual presentation by Adrienne Rooney, Department of Art History Ph.D... READ MORE

Adrienne Rooney, Department of Art History Ph.D... READ MORE

As the recipient of the 2021-22 Jameson Fellowship for American Painting and Decorative Arts, Julie Timte will spend the next academic.. READ MORE

As this upcoming academic year's John and Dominique de Menil Fellow, Ph.D... READ MORE

The Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Travel Fellowship, through the generous support of Mr. H... READ MORE

Receiving the 2021-22 William A... READ MORE

As the recipient of the 2021-2022 William A... READ MORE

The Office of Graduate Studies at Rice University has awarded Claire Spadafora Baes, Ph.D... READ MORE

Rice University will host its second annual Juneteenth lecture series, “Juneteenth and Emancipations to Come,” virtually on.. READ MORE

May 10, 2021

The Racial Geography Podcast

The Racial Geography Project is an interdisciplinary research collective unveiling histories of racism and violence registered in the Rice University campus—from its land and buildings, to its monu.. READ MORE

The Department of Art History celebrates Ph.D. candidates Claire Spadafora Baes, Rachel Mohl, and Adrienne Rooney as this year’s recipients of the James T... READ MORE

The Amici di Via Gabina Traveling Fellowship will provide generous funding for Department of Art History Ph.D... READ MORE

Biennale Architettura 2021, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition organized by La Bie.. READ MORE

The Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies will hold its annual O'Brien Undergraduate Conference via Zoom this Saturday, April 10, 2021... READ MORE

Double majoring in art history and philosophy, Eponine Zhou ’21 was awarded the Jameson Fellowship in 2018 to intern at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Bayou Bend C.. READ MORE

The upcoming American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) conference will be held virtually from April 7-11, 2021. Rachel Harmeyer, Art History Ph.D... READ MORE

The Racial Geography Project - Public Panel Discussion  .. READ MORE

Having been awarded the John and Dominique de Menil Fellowship for this academic year, Henry worked alongside curators at the Menil Collection and the Menil Drawing Institute to help conduct resear.. READ MORE

The public is invited to tune into a free, in-depth exploration of blue and white ceramics across the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston collections in conjunction with their ongoing exhibition.. READ MORE

"Making Sense: A Humanities Symposium," organized by English Department graduate students Bren Ram, Nina Cook, and Sophia Martinez-Abbud, will be taking place on March 12-13, 2021. .. READ MORE

The study of art history has had a transformative influence on Spoorthi Kamepalli '21, Art History and Social Policy Analysis double major and Business minor, who describes how she entered the worl.. READ MORE

Ph.D. candidate, Claire Spadafora, was awarded this year's Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant from the Paul Mellon Centre at Yale University for her dissertation research on William Kent.  .. READ MORE

A hearty congratulations to HART Ph.D. candidate, Giovanna Bassi Cendra, for receiving the Carter Manny Research Award from the Graham Foundation... READ MORE

As the recipient of the Jameson Fellowship for American Painting and Decorative Arts, Jessie Li will spend the next academic year as a researcher at the Bayou Bend Collection of the Mus.. READ MORE

As the recipient of the John and Dominique de Menil Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year, Henry will work with curators at both the Menil Collection and the Menil Drawing Institut.. READ MORE

Receiving the 2020-2021 William A... READ MORE

Professor Joseph Manca, author of Shaker Vision: Seeing Beauty in Early America (2019), was joined by curator Sarah Margolis-Pineo of the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusett.. READ MORE

Not only was Ellie Mix '20 the recipient of the Frank Lee Berry Jr... READ MORE

Although art history began as a ‘fun elective’ for Areli Navarro Magallón, her passion for studying visual and material objects grew rapidly under the guidance of her professors and the.. READ MORE

With multiple fellowships under her belt, Leah has quickly taken the local art world by storm and made impactful contributions to Houston art museums... READ MORE

In the fall of 2021, Olivia Kathleen Young, Ph.D... READ MORE

Majoring in art history with a minor in medical humanities, Naomi Kass '20 graduated from Rice University with top honors, and the department is beyond proud of her relentless pursuit i.. READ MORE

"It is in the moment of uncertainty that we as a class of 2020 have proven to be our strongest...I want us to think back to some moments of uncertainty that have made the class of 2020 extrem.. READ MORE

PhD Candidate Adrienne Rooney will lead the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Fellows Lunch Series on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 with her lecture “Starting from that earth”: Huma.. READ MORE

HART Ph.D. Candidate Layla Seale was awarded a competitive two-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship with the Program in Writing and Communication (PWC) at Rice University... READ MORE

Art History senior Katharyn Hernández, who is also double majoring in Chemistry, has been accepted into graduate school at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada... READ MORE

The Department of Art History celebrates Ph.D. student Shane Harless as a recipient of the James T. Wagoner ’29 Foreign Study Scholarship... READ MORE

The Department of Art History celebrates Ph.D. candidate Giovanna Bassi Cendra as the recipient of the James T. Wagoner '29 Foreign Study Scholarship for the second time... READ MORE

Undergraduate HART major Eponine Zhou '21 is the first Rice student to ever be awarded the Deerfield Fellowship at Historic Deerfield Museum in Massachusetts... READ MORE

Art History Ph.D. candidate Giovanna Bassi Cendra has received a $3,500 grant from the Rockefeller Archive Center... READ MORE

Art History Ph.D. candidate Aja Martin has been recently awarded a 2021 Fellowship at the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) in New York... READ MORE

In an author's talk co-sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Department of Art History last week, Xu Fangfang, writer of "Galloping Horses: Artist Xu Beihong and His Family.. READ MORE

Art History Ph.D. candidate Aja Martin has been awarded the Amici di Via Gabina Travel Grant of $5,000 for her research project... READ MORE

Art History PhD candidate Philip Kelleher's paper "Paul Chan's RE: The Operation: Empathetic Portrait or Reven.. READ MORE

Along with Houston’s heavy rains, spring brought numerous awards to undergraduate and graduate students in the department of Art History... READ MORE

Ph.D. Alumna Nikki Moore has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art at Wake Forest University... READ MORE

This summer, ten Rice undergraduate students are spending almost three weeks living in London and traveling throughout the city... READ MORE

The Department of Art History sponsored its annual trip to New York City from March 9 until March 14, 2019... READ MORE

Ph.D. Student Adrienne Rooney has received a Junior Fellowship from the Paul Mellon Centre in London... READ MORE

2016 PhD alumna Melissa Venator, a curator and historian of modern art specializing in Germany from 1900-1945, will join the S.. READ MORE

On March 23, several undergraduate students from the Department of Art History presented papers at The O’Brie.. READ MORE

Katharyn Hernandez, Will Rice College, Class of 2020, has planned to become an art conservator since her first term at Rice... READ MORE

Ph.D. candidate Nikki Moore was named one of the ten Ph.D... READ MORE

PhD candidate Nikki Moore’s review of From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism (June 30-August 26.. READ MORE

PhD candidate Katia Zavistovski, who joined the curatorial staff at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2016, has co-curated (together with museum director Michael Govan) a major ex.. READ MORE

Edited by Rice PhD student Betsy Stepina Zinn, the six-volume Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné of Drawing, p.. READ MORE

Stephanie Chadwick (Rice Art History Ph.D... READ MORE

On May 9, 2018, The Office of Graduate Studies at Rice University announced the Rice Special Endowed Fellowships for 2018-2019... READ MORE

Prfoessor Fabiola López-Durán will discuss the fourth chapter, "Picturing Evolution: Le Corbusier and the Remaking of Man," of her newly released book.. READ MORE

Ph.D. candidate Rachel Harmeyer received an Emerging Scholars Summer Decorative Arts Trust Grant in 2017... READ MORE

PhD candidate Katia Zavistovski says she is "thrilled to have been hired as the Assistant Curator of Modern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).".. READ MORE

Chelsey DenneyAugust 21, 2020

HART in the World: Rome featured in Rice Magazine

When in Rome.. READ MORE

Medieval treasures from Rice’s collections — including manuscript folios, a Flemish tapestry and Gothic sculptures in stone and wood — were on special exhibition.. READ MORE

Professor Huang will give a keynote speech entitled "Daoist Use of Images in Private and Public Contexts" at the Religious Studies Graduate International Colloqu.. READ MORE

Yale University Press has published Prof... READ MORE

"The Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship provides students and alumni the opportunity to conduct research abroad for a minimum of eight weeks to one year." -.. READ MORE

Kyle G. Sweeney (PhD candidate, medieval art) was selected to receive this year’s GSA Service Award... READ MORE

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship.. READ MORE

"The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are awarded to graduate students in any stage of Ph.D... READ MORE

Professor Joseph Manca has been named a Winterthur Research Fellow... READ MORE

Professor Diane Wolfthal will give the Distinguished Scholar Lecture at American Un.. READ MORE

Melissa Venator has been awarded a two-year curatorial fellowship at Harvard's Busch-Reisinger Museum, where she will contribute to an exhibition and internation.. READ MORE

Vagantes, North America’s largest graduate student conference for medieval studies, is seeking submissions for its 15th annual meeting at Rice University, Februa.. READ MORE

Chelsey DenneyAugust 21, 2020

Call for Postdocs in Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology

The Department of Art History at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship in the field of Ancient Greek Ar.. READ MORE

A doctoral student in the Art History department, Kyle Sweeney works on the Late Gothic architecture of the church of Notre-Dame in Louviers.  His research was h.. READ MORE

Chelsey DenneyAugust 21, 2020

The power of ‘fangs, feathers and fins’

A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) took the visitor deep into the spiritual world of the ancient Americas, where animal deities ruled th.. READ MORE

Congratulations to Lynne Lee, Art History Ph.D. candidate, for being awarded the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) Research Grant!.. READ MORE