Art History Spotlight News

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


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The Racial Geography Project.. 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


As the recipient of the William A... 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


This summer 2019, Ph.D... 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


Ph.D. alumnus Kyle G... 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