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The exhibition and Emmanuel Ortega rendered as a comic

Emmanuel Ortega interviewed in the Chicago Reader

Emmanuel Ortega, Assistant Professor and Marilyn Thoma Scholar in Art of the Spanish Americas, speaks with the Chicago Reader’s Coco Picard about his work curating the show, “Contemporary Ex-Votos: Devotion Beyond Medium,” on…

Mughal emperor Jahangir in a garden with women

Congratulations to Maggie Schuster!

Art History PhD candidate Maggie Schuster has been awarded an inaugural Fellowship for International Research from UIC’s Graduate College. This award of $12,500 will support dissertation research in India. Maggie’s dissertation, “Living Rooms:…

Numerous Art History students receive Grad College Awards

Several current Art History students and one alumna were recipients of Graduate College awards during the Fall 2023 semester. These include the following: Hannah Gadbois (PhD Candidate), Provost’s Graduate Research Award Josh Gomez-Ortega…

Jeff in a blue apron with two dogs.

MA alum Jeffrey Campbell publishes a new cookbook

Please join the Department of Art History in congratulating our alumnus Jeffrey Campbell (MA, 2008) on the publication of his new cookbook, Jeff the Homo Chef. Order your copy today!

Cover of the Summer 2023 issue of Ancient Mesoamerica

Associate Professor Emerita Virginia Miller publishes two new articles

Associate Professor Emerita Virginia Miller has co-authored two new articles: Vera Tiesler and Virginia E. Miller. “Head, Skulls, and Sacred Scaffolds: New Studies on Ritual Body Processing and Display in Chichen Itza and Beyond.” Ancient Mesoamerica vol.…


Otto Karl Werckmeister 1934-2023

With the death of Otto Karl Werckmeister on 7 June, the art history of the New Left has lost one of its most prodigious intellects and imposing personalities. Born in Berlin in 1934,…

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Cassandra Smith (PhD 2023) is a Visiting Lecturer at UIUC

Cassandra Smith (PhD 2023) has accepted a Visiting Lecturer position in Contemporary Art, with a particular focus on Indigenous Art, in the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.…

Congratulations to Art History Prize Recipients!

The Department of Art History is delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s prizes for Art History majors. Vae Faulkner, Maegan Resuello, and Haruka Smith have received the John D. McNee Art…

Sarah Rogers Morris

Sarah Rogers Morris has received the Dean's Scholar Fellowship

PhD candidate Sarah Rogers Morris has been selected for the Dean’s Scholar Fellowship, which provides funding from UIC’s Graduate College to support dissertation writing in 2023-24. Sarah will work toward completing her dissertation,…

Humaira reading a book

Humaira Hossain Recipient of the Award for Graduate Research

First-year PhD student Humaira Hossain has received the Graduate College’s Award for Graduate Research to support summer research and Urdu language coursework with the American Institute of India Studies in Lucknow, India. Congratulations,…

Vital Voids

Andrew Finegold's book Vital Voids reviewed in LALVC journal

Associate Professor of Art History Andrew Finegold’s book Vital Voids (University of Texas Press, 2021), was reviewed in the latest issue of the journal Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture: Mollenhauer, Jillian. “Review: Vital…

Maggie Schuster

Maggie Schuster Awarded FLAS Fellowship

PhD candidate Maggie Schuster has been awarded a FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship to support enrollment in Intermediate Hindi this summer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s South Asia Summer Language Institute.…