News Archive

March 1, 2012

The Spring 2012 History of Art Department Newsletter is now accessible online:

Volume II, Number III

Inside this Issue:

February 21, 2012

On March 8-9, 2012, the first part of a two-part animation conference will take place at Humboldt University (Berlin): "Enchanted Drawing: Animation as Imaging Culture," co-organized by Erna Fiorentini (Humboldt), Karen Beckman (Penn) and Oliver Gaycken (U of Maryland).  

February 15, 2012

Samba Sessão: Afro-Brazilian Art and Film
April 7 - July 9, 2012

February 15, 2012

The annual symposium of the Center for Ancient Studies at Penn is organized this year by Profs. Ousterhout, Holod, and Haselberger on the subject of “Masons at Work,” to take place 30 March -1 April 2012.  The symposium assembles specialists from 16 countries to examine building practices in the pre-modern world, with an emphasis on aspects of construction and structure in ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and early-to-middle period Islamic architecture.

February 15, 2012

Penn History of Art will host this year’s Graduate Student Symposium at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 16-17 March 2012.  Prof Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby (UC Berkeley) will deliver the keynote address on “Cursed Mimicry: France and Haiti Again,”at 6:30 pm on Friday 16 March in the Van Pelt Auditorium at the PMA.  Graduate student representatives from regional institutions will speak 10:00-4:30 on Saturday 17 March in the same venue.  History of Art graduate student Ekin Pinar will represent Penn.