Department News

April 2021

Noam M. Elcott is the 2021 recipient of The Great Teacher Award conferred by the Society of Columbia Graduates

Nicole Meily, Graduate Programs Manager, receives a 2021 Chinweike Okegbe Service Award

December 2020

Lisa Trever is co-editor of new book, El arte antes de la historia: Para una historia del arte antiguo andino

Job Posting: Walter Burke Assistant Professor, Northern European Art History, ca. 1400-1700

September 2020

Holger A. Klein Writes Op-ed on the Conversion of Kariye Museum

Arts and Race Critical Collective

Michael Cole's Sofonisba Monograph Reviewed in the London Review of Books

June 2020

Statement of Solidarity

Kellie Jones Named Inaugural Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art

April 2020

Zainab Bahrani elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

March 2020

Michael Cole, first Howard McP. Davis Professor of Art History

February 2020

Avinoam Shalem appointed 24th Director of the American Academy in Rome

January 2020

Art X Social Justice graduate initiative opens Stories in Paper: An Exhibition of Works by Incarcerated Artists

Stephen Murray receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Picardy, Jules Verne

Media Center awarded 2-year Digital Art History Grant by the Kress Foundation

November 2019

Denise Murrell '13 PhD named associate curator for 19th and 20th century art at the Met

October 2019

Mellon Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowships/Lectureships for 2020-2022

Open rank position: Art History with Expertise in LGBTQ Scholarship

May 2019

Meredith Gamer receives 2018-2019 Faculty Mentoring Award.

April 2019

The Center for Comparative Media, co-directed by Noam Elcott, has launched its website. Learn more here

Watch Zainab Bahrani in conversation on the Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

Kellie Jones receives a 2018-19 CAETR Seed Grant for her project "Mary Sibande: Refashioning the Body." 

Le modèle noir, now at the Paris Musée d'Orsay, which started as Denise Murrell's 2013 PhD dissertation, is being hailed by French national media as a cultural break-through.

Anne Higonnet was awarded a Radcliffe Institute fellowship for 2019-20 and will spend the year at Harvard University.

Zainab Bahrani named 2019 Carnegie Fellow

Kellie Jones elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Art History major Nicole-Ann Lobo awarded prestigious Euretta J. Kellett Fellowship for graduate study at the University of Cambridge.

January 2019

Zeynep Çelik Alexander's book, Kinaesthetic Knowing: Aesthetics, Epistemology, Modern Design, awarded the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award by the College Art Association

Avinoam Shalem named 2018/19 Getty Guest Scholar at the Getty Research Institute

December 2018

Barry Bergdoll and research collaborator Jean-Philippe Garric receive Alliance Program Joint Projects Grant

October 2018

The New York Times reviews the Wallach Art Gallery's exhibition Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today

David Freedberg to receive the Sigillum Magnum of the University of Bologna

Noam Elcott's newest book, Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and Media, awarded SCMS Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award

Kellie Jones named Senior Consultant to the Getty Research Institute's African American Art History Initiative

September 2018

MA in Art History Presents: Looking East: James Justinian Morier and Nineteenth-Century Persia

August 2018

Kellie Jones awarded Walter & Lillian Lowenfels Award for Criticism from the American Book Award for newest book, South of Pico

May 2018

Michael Waters named as a 2018/2019 I Tatti Fellow

Branden Joseph awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

Avinoam Shalem is the keynote speaker at the Islamic Art and Architecture in Italy: Between Tradition and Innovation Symposium at the American Academy in Rome

Anne Higonnet lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Kellie Jones receives Honorary Degree from Amherst College

April 2018

From Rome to Beijing: Sacred Spaces in Dialogue - A Symposium on the history of art, science, and religion in Jesuit China

Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Art History

March 2018

Eleonora Pistis leads an Early Modern Architecture Workshop on Piranesi

MODA CURATES 2018 opens March 24 at the Wallach Art Gallery

"A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 B.C.–200 A.D.", co-curated by Ioannis Mylonopoulos, wins 2017 Youniversal Award

Barry Bergdoll curates "Mies's McCormick House Revealed: New Views"

February 2018

Inaugural MODA Alumni Crafts Talks February 27

Kellie Jones awarded the inaugural College Art Association Award for Excellence in Diversity.

Simon Schama co-hosts new TV series, Civilisations, on BBC Two

Aaron Rio, Minneapolis Museum of Art, lecture On the Margins of Japanese Ink Painting History

Art in Life: Engravings by Robert Nanteil from the Frederick Paul Keppel Collection - Curated by the M.A. in Art History program with Art Properties

January 2018

Avinoam Shalem's newest book now in print - The Chasuble of Thomas Becket

Kellie Jones newest book, South of Pico, named among the Best Books of 2017 in Artforum and Best Art Books of 2017 in The New York Times

December 2017

Mellon Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowships/Lectureships for 2018-2020

September 2016

Prof. Kellie Jones, recipient of 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, interviewed in the L.A. Times

May 2016

The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art announces two Post Doctoral positions

Columbia's Global Programs in Art History and Archaeology -- Summer 2016

March 2016

Prof. Vidya Dehejia's Mellon Lecture excerpted in Art Newspaper

February 2016

Announcement: Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art

Prof. Rosalind Krauss -- Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by CAA

January 2016

Professor Robert Harrist -- "The Joy of Looking" in Columbia College Today

"Recent Trends in the Historical Study of Ancient Japanese Architecture: Hōryūji and the Daigokuden Hall in the Nara Palace Site" - Shigeatsu Shimizu, Associate Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology

December 2015

"Dürer's Winged Women: Nemesis and Melencolia I" - Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art at Wellesley College

'Islamic' Art: Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures -  "Modernities: Discontent and Alliances" - Nada Shabout with Zainab Bahrani

November 2015

Announcement: Meredith Gamer and Michael J. Waters will join faculty in Fall 2016

"Poussin and the Elephant: Art, Diplomacy, Curiosity, and the Show Biz of Exotic Animals in Early Modern Europe" - Louise Rice - Ney York Renaissance Consortium

Prof. Francesco de Angelis lecture on Columbia's Archaeological Campaign at Hadrian's Villa (APAHA Tibur 2015)

Prof. Ioannis Mylonopoulos - CAA lecture "The Sanctuary of Poseidon at Boeotian Onchestos: An Archaeological Perspective Based on Columbia's Excavations at the Site"

May 2015

Caleb Smith Memorial Fellowship For MA Students

March 2015

Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Doctoral Summer Travel Fellowships for 2015

Professor Zainab Bahrani wins the Lionel Trilling Prize for her book, The Infinite Image: Art, Time, and the Aesthetic Dimension in Antiquity

February 2015

Professor Zainab Bahrani interviewed on Democracy Now! regarding Islamic State's destruction of antiquitiesExternal link

Ghosts of the Past: Nazi-Looted Art and Its Legacies Conference

August 2014

In Memory of David Rosand

June 2014

Professor Zainab Bahrani Receives a Three-Year Project Grant from the 2014 Presidential Global Innovation Fund for Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments

April 2014

Professor David Rosand, Meyer Schapiro Emeritus Professor of Art History, to Receive a 2014 Honorary Degree from Columbia University External link

March 2014

Professor Holger A. Klein Receives the 2014 Wm. Theodore de Bary Award for Distinguished Service to the Core Curriculum

The Department of Art History and Archaeology Announces the 4th Annual Cathedral Fund Summer Fellowship at the Royal Academy in London

A Symposium in Honor of Miyeko Murase, Atsumi Professor Emerita PDF

February 2014

Professor Ioannis Mylonopoulos Receives a 2014 Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award

April 2013

Barry Bergdoll Receives 2013 Architecture Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters

Dual Master's Degree in Art History Between Columbia University and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Now Accepting Applications

March 2013

Department of Art History and Archaeology Announces the 3nd Annual Cathedral Fund Summer Fellowship 2013 at the Royal Academy in London

February 2013

In Memory of Caleb Smith

January 2013

Mellon Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowships/Lectureships for 2013-15

November 2012

Barnard Art History Seminar Application Deadlines Extended to November 7

October 2012

Now on View at MoMA PS1: "Now Dig This!," Curated by Professor Kellie Jones External link

September 2012

Professor Matthew McKelway's Exhibition "Silver Wind: The Arts of Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828)" Receives Glowing Review in The New York Times External link

August 2012

Remembering Natalie Kampen

May 2012

Professor Rosalind Krauss Elected to the American Philosophical Society External link

April 2012

Professor Barry Bergdoll Named a 2012 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences External link

February 2012

Professor Holger A. Klein Receives a 2012 Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award

Department of Art History and Archaeology Announces the 2nd Annual Cathedral Fund Summer Fellowship at the Royal Academy in London

January 2012

Professor Vidya Dehejia Awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India

Mellon Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowships/Lectureships for 2012-14

November 2011

Kenyon Review Selects Simon Schama as the Winner of the 2011 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement External link

October 2011

Professor Kellie Jones Curates "Now Dig This!" at the Hammer Museum

Mapping Gothic France: Digital Insights Into the Genius of Medieval Cathedrals External link

September 2011

MODA Students Launch Online Journal

August 2011

Building the Great Cathedrals Nominated for Two Emmy Awards

May 2011

Professor Rosalind Krauss Receives Honorary Degree from Harvard University

Professor Holger A. Klein Receives the Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching

Professor Ioannis Mylonopoulos Receives a 2011 Faculty Mentorship Award

March 2011

Department of Art History and Archaeology Announces the Cathedral Fund Summer Fellowship 2011 at the Royal Academy in London

February 2011

Undergraduate Open House to be Held on Feb. 17

January 2011

Professor McKelway to Appear in "Daredevil of Ink Painting: Rosetsu Out of Bounds" on NHK

Department of Art History and Archaeology Announces the Establishment of the Ary Stillman Fellowships in Modern Art

December 2010

Professors Theodore Reff and Miyeko Murase Honored at Ceremonies in New York

Media Center for Art History Develops Interactive Website for Treasures of Heaven Exhibition

Dec. 6: A Lecture by Professor Richard Marks, "Entumbid Right Princly: The Beauchamp Chapel at Warwick and the Politics of Interment"

November 2010

Nov. 11: "From Sword to Kiln: The Transformation of a Kyoto Family", A Lecture by Ceramic Artist Takahiro Kondō

October 2010

Theoretical Music: No Wave, New Music, and the New York Art Scene, 1978-1983

September 2010

Professor Murray to be Featured on Building the Great Cathedrals, Oct. 19 on NOVA/PBS External link

August 2010

Dual Slade Professors, Oxford and Cambridge

The Judith Lee Stronach Center, One Year Later

Miyeko Murase Travel Fund Launch

June 2010

Professors Murray and Joseph Named to Endowed Professorships

New Initiatives in Greek Art