News Archive

May 18, 2016

Senior, Annie Bennett receives the David Robb Prize and the College's Rose Prize for an Outstanding Senior Thesis

"The Art of the Steal: Organized Art Plunder in Italy under Napoleon Bonaparte” (A. Dombrowski)

April 25, 2016

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the recipients of the twenty-fifth annual Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art, supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The 11 advanced graduate students are pursuing promising research in object- and image-based US art history.

April 25, 2016

For a group of University of Pennsylvania students from André Dombrowski’s fall 2014 curatorial seminar, the excitement of curating an exhibition in the Penn Libraries and creating an accompanying catalog came rushing back when they learned this spring that they had won a national award for their work.

In March, the group received the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Leab Exhibition Award for the catalog for “The Image Affair: Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906.”

April 19, 2016

"Magic is all pervasive," said Robert Osterhout, a professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania. "It's something we still believe in today, even if we don't think we do."