Graduate’s Mondrian-themed Cap celebrated in New York Times

June 11, 2019

Xander Mitchell, BA’19, is quoted in the New York Times’s article “Wearing Their Hearts on Their Graduation Caps.” Members of the class of 2019 share the inspiration behind their decorated mortarboards” by Lela Moore. We congratulate Xander on graduating, and for his inventive spin on traditional graduation regalia. His words capture the very best of Yale.

Carol Armstrong's Cezanne's Gravity wins prestigious award

June 11, 2019

Congratulations to Carol Armstrong whose book Cézanne’s Gravity, published in 2018 by Yale University Press, has won the 2019 Robert Motherwell Book Award for an Outstanding Book on Modernism in the Arts, presented by the Daedalus Foundation. The prestigious award is judged by a panel of leading historians and critics.

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.