Art history is a global discipline and the Yale History of Art department is training a new generation of graduate students to break through traditional boundaries with innovative research and thinking. The Department has been working to enhance the diversity of the faculty and student bodies as well as the undergraduate and graduate curricula. We are working hard to ensure that innovative research beyond traditional areas of study is enthusiastically supported. Alumni can assist in this mission by sharing their expertise; stories of their own career journeys; opportunities for grants, internships and employment; information on promising potential students; perspectives on new ways to use their History of Art degree, and more. To help with these efforts, please reach out directly to any faculty member or to our Graduate Registrar,, who will ensure that you are connected with students and faculty with cognate interests.

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Kristina Wilson’s (2001) new book Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design was released in April with Princeton University Press.

Glenn Adamson (2001) has published Crafts: An American History which was reviewed by the New York Times. An excerpt of his book is provided by the New York Times. 

Shih-shan Susan Huang (2005), Associate Professor at Rice University, discusses the role of text and images in Mahayan Buddhism with the Dunhuang Foundation.

Anna Arabindan-Kesson’s (2014), Assistant Professor at Princeton University, lastest book Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton, and Commerce in the Atlantic World is now available from Duke University Press. In addition, Arabindan-Kesson has started a new project called Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism found here -

Maria Taroutina (2013), Associate Professor of Art History at Yale-NUS College, Singapore was awarded the 2019 USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies by the Associate for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies for her book The Icon and the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival  In addition, Taroutina received tenure and was elected President of the Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture in 2020.

Henrike C. Lange (2015) Promoted to Associate Professor at Berkeley-July 6, 2021. Lange also published Giotto’s Arena Chapel and the Triumph of Humility (Cambridge University Press), as well as, recieved the 2020 Prytanean Faculty Award for distintion in teaching.

‘Prison Initiative founded by Zelda Rowland PhD (2016) April 15, 2021 wins major grant’