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We are thrilled to announce that Milette Gaifman, Associate Professor in the Departments of History of Art and Classics, has been named coeditor of The Art Bulletin, a position she will share with Lillian Lan-ying Tseng of New York University, who formerly taught Chinese art at Yale. This is a leadership position in the field: The Art Bulletin is the flagship journal of art history globally, covering prehistoric to 21st-century art. Previous editors of The Art Bulletin have included Yale professors such as George Kubler, Creighton Gilbert and Walter Cahn.
On November 28th the Department of History of Art and Yale University Art Gallery held an event to pay tribute to Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of the History of Art, who is leaving Yale to become Director of the Getty Research Institute.
Over October recess, students in the fall 2018 graduate seminar “The Painting of Modern Life” traveled to Vienna for a study trip centered on the Pieter Bruegel the Elder retrospective held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The course, led by Professor Marisa Bass, considers Bruegel as a pivotal figure in charting the development of genre painting in the Low Countries.