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.
The days of classrooms packed with female students receiving lectures from a male-dominated faculty are over for the Department of History of Art, and happily so, according to department chair Tim Barringer.
Last spring, Kishwar Rizvi, professor of the history of art, led a group of eight graduate students to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of her seminar “Museum and Nation.” Rizvi’s students conducted fieldwork there and later hosted a symposium on their research.
The book Lunch with Olympia commemorates the exhibition of that name, held at the Yale School of Art’s Edgewood Gallery,that was co-organized by the then-Dean of the School of Art, Robert Storr, and Prof Carol Armstrong of the History of