• Graduate seminar in the Yale Center for British Art
  • Kyoto Kano School, Japan, Scenes from the Tale of Genji, 1625-1650. Yale University Art Gallery
  • Undergraduate seminar in the Yale University Art Gallery
     
  • Haida, Northwest Coast, Canada. Basketry hat. Peabody Museum, Yale University
  • Frederic Edwin Church, Mt. Ktaadn, 1853. Yale University Art Gallery
  • Students at the Metropolitan Museum with Prof Robert Nelson’s course Art of Byzantium, 850-1200, Fall 2015
  • Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970, Great Salt Lake, Utah
  • Undergraduate seminar with Prof. Nicola Suthor in the Prints and Drawings Study Room, Yale University Art Gallery
  • Tino di Camaino, Three Princesses, ca. 1325-35, Yale University Art Gallery
  • Museum and the Nation seminar taught by Prof Kishwar Rivzi at I.M.Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art, in Doha, Qatar

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News

Department appoints new Assistant Professor of Chinese Art

May 17, 2019

We are delighted to welcome Quincy Ngan to Yale this Fall as Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Art.  He received his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Chicago, respectively. Before joining Yale, he worked as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, where he was noted for his teaching on premodern and contemporary Chinese art, Japanese art, and gender and sexuality.

Pamela Lee named the Carnegie Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art

April 16, 2019

Pamela Lee, recently named as the Carnegie Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, is an art historian who teaches the history, theory, and criticism of late modernism and contemporary art with research interests in the relationship between aesthetics, politics, time, and system.

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