Department Events

Katherine Tsanoff Brown Lecture Series:

Dr. Carol Armstrong

Carol Armstrong

February 23, 2023 | 5:30pm | Fondren Library, Kyle Morrow Room (3rd fl)

The Department of Art History warmly welcomes everyone to attend the Katherine Brown Lecture Series featuring Dr. Carol Armstrong, Professor of History of Art at Yale University. Professor Armstrong teaches and writes about 19th century French painting, the history of photography, the history and practice of art criticism, feminist theory and the representation of women and gender in art and visual culture

Her lecture "Between Collage and ‘Elemental Media’: Ellen Gallagher’s Ecosystems" is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged.

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HART Public Lecture: Dr. Sinclair Bell

Sinclair Bell Flyer

March 7, 2023 | 4:00pm | Anderson-Clarke Center 115

The Department of Art History welcomes everyone to a public lecture featuring Sinclair Bell, Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois University.

His lecture “‘Race,’ Racism, & Representation in Roman Art: Aethiopians in the Visual Arts of the Roman World” is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged.

The lecture will be moderated by Sophie Crawford-Brown, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of the Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations program, and is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, the Center for African and African American Studies, and the Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations program.

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2023 HIAA Symposium

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HIAA Symposium

March 2-4, 2023 | Rice University & Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The 2023 Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) symposium will take place in hybrid format from March 2-4, 2023. The symposium will bring together an international group of established and emerging scholars of Islamic art and architecture to present new research on the theme of “Expanding Contexts.”

As historians of Islamic art and architecture, we often deal with objects and edifices that are spatially and temporally removed from their contexts. Recent scholarship, however, has immensely expanded the definition of the context to include urban, sensory, perceptual, social, and global settings, to name a few trends.

“Expanding Contexts” is an invitation to explore the question of context in Islamic art and architecture from new methodological and theoretical perspectives.

Please join us at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (March 2 and 3) and Rice University (March 4) or online for a series of presentations, which will engage new conceptual models, strategies, and technologies for reconstructing, narrating, and visualizing the historical contexts.

HIAA Symposium Website & Registration