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The Department of the History of Art & Architecture is horrified and saddened by the systemic racism and violence against African Americans in this country.  We are also energized and hopeful that the protests for justice on behalf of George Floyd and the many others who have died will effect real change.  We invite you to view the following video which provides a perspective on racism in this country and demonstrates the very real rage and sorrow this history has created. You may agree or disagree with the speaker, author Kimberly Jones, but we hope this will help inspire thought and discussion in these unsettled times. There are no easy answers, only hard questions that we must collectively ask.

Museum Studies Lecture: Museums as Resistance
Mary Miller (Director, The Getty Research Institute), "Were They Enslaved? A New Look at Maya Figurines"


AHGSA 45th Annual Graduate Student Symposium: Haunting the Canon: The Super-phenomena in Art

Call Deadline: January 29, 2021

The paper, “Cooperative Projects: The Socially-Engaged Woodworking Classroom of Molly Gregory” was included in the session, Beyond the Bauhaus: Histories of American Design Education.

The chapter, "Ulisse Aldrovandi. Five Letters on painting" is among a wide collection of essays and translations in the book, Paradigms of Renaissance Grotesques.

Upcoming Events

Were They Enslaved? A New Look at Maya Figurines

Mary Miller (Director, The Getty Research Institute)

via Zoom

  1. February 4, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Museums As Resistance: A Reflection On the 21st Century Museum

Porchia Moore (School of Art and Art History, University of Florida)


  1. February 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay in conversation with Laurie Monahan, moderated by Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie


  1. February 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Rembrandt van Rijn, “Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House,” 1648, etching, engraving, and drypoint (image: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)

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