Art History Department Events


When:  Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:30 to 8 pm
Where: Handwerker Gallery (G148 Gannett Center)

Yarra Berger, “The Passion of Brittany Spears: Revisiting 2007”
Anna Gardner, “Change from Within: African Art on Display”
Zoe Merod, “Going Down to Come Up: Methods for Investigating the Castle in the Medieval Imagination”
Juwan Bennett, “Automated Transit Design for Ithaca, NY”

Please join the Department of Art History for our annual Senior Symposium. Celebrate all our graduating seniors and support our Architectural Studies and Art History students who have been nominated to present their senior experience projects. We will provide food, drinks, and good cheer. Looking forward to seeing you all then!

by Dr. Zara Anishanslin
Associate Professor of History & Art History, University of Delaware

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 12:10 pm to 1:05 pm
Where: 204 Business School

Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin, a self-described “historian with a thing for things,” explores the debates about the cultural history of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world. Anishanslin examines the worlds of four people who produced, wore, and represented this object: a London weaver, one of early modern Britain’s few women silk designers, a Philadelphia merchant’s wife, and a New England painter. Blending macro and micro history with nuanced gender analysis, Anishanslin shows how making, buying, and using goods in the British Atlantic created an object-based community that tied its inhabitants together, while also allowing for different views of the Empire. (This event is sponsored by the Department of Art History, the Dept. of History, and Women's & Gender Studies.)

Handwerker Gallery Calendar

Click here for the semester's scheduled events.

Outside Off-Campus Events

Johnson Museum of Art
Check the museum's calendar page for current events.

First Friday Gallery Night
Downtown galleries and art houses of Ithaca host exciting First Friday monthly evening receptions for their latest art exhibits, showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night is free and open to the public and takes place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 pm at participating downtown Ithaca galleries. Gallery guides with a map of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating galleries at Gallery Night.

Cultural Events Initiative

The Department of Art History seeks to promote shared cultural and intellectual engagement outside of the classroom. Therefore, students enrolled in an art history course are required to attend two departmental or visually based events during this semester and write a response to each. At least one of these events must be sponsored by the Handwerker Gallery or the Department of Art History. See the following list for suggested events, and consult your instructor and course syllabus for submission specifics for each class.  See Documents for a full description of the CEI.