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The Art History program hosts numerous events for its students and faculty, as well as the wider Philosophy community. 

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Rewald Seminar

Rewald Seminars take place every two weeks, and offer an opportunity for faculty and students to hear cutting-edge research in progress by scholars from inside and outside CUNY.

Rewald Seminars - Art History

John Rewald (1912-1994) was a Distinguished Professor of Art History at the Graduate Center, beginning in 1971. Rewald was known for his important work in late 19th century art, especially The History of Impressionism, published in 1946. The Rewald endowment was established to support art history students and is used to fund our annual Rewald seminar series focusing on new research in progress from outside of and within CUNY. The Rewald endowment also funds two to three student-led conferences a year, among other scholarly activities.

Spring 2023

Glenn Adamson, Independent Scholar

Allison Morehead, Queens University

Susanna Cole, Hunter College

Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University

Fall 2022

Arnaud Gerspacher, City College of New York

Yasmin Ramirez, Independent Scholar

Wolfgang Brueckle, Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst 

Jennifer Dorothy Lee, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Natalia Majluf, University of Chicago/Independent Curator


Spring 2022           

Sampada Aranke, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Christiane Gruber, Michigan University
Chinghsin Wu, Rutgers University
Maggie Cao, University of North Carolina
Lynda Klich, Hunter College, CUNY

Fall 2021
Marika Takanishi Knowles, University of St Andrews
Tatiana Flores, Rutgers University
Shoniqua Roach, Brandeis University
Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen, Williams College
Siona Wilson, CUNY Graduate Center and College of Staten Island

Spring 2021
Elizabeth Hawley, Northeastern University
Kency Cornejo, University of New Mexico
Amy Knight Powell, University of Southern California
Sylvester Ogbechie, UC Santa Barbara

Fall 2020
Jolene Rickard, Cornell University
Midori Yamamura, CUNY Kingsborough
Lawrence Waldron, CUNY Queens College
Marci Kwon, Stanford University
Jérôme Bazin, Université Paris-Est Créteil

Spring 2020
Huey Copeland, Northwestern University      

Fall 2019
Joan Kee, University of Michigan
Jonah Westerman, SUNY Purchase
John Hopkins, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Ana María Reyes, Boston University
Romy Golan, CUNY Graduate Center

Spring 2019 
Kelly Presutti, Columbia University
Zeynep Çelik Alexander, Columbia University
Julia Bryan-Wilson, University of California, Berkeley
Naomi Vogt, Postdoctoral Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center
Jane Sharp, Rutgers University

Fall 2018 
Michael Gillespie, The City College of New York 
Jennifer Josten, University of Pittsburgh
Alison Locke Perchuk
Jane Sharp, Rutgers University
Barry Flood, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Janet Kraynak, Columbia University

Spring 2018 
Christine Poggi, Institute of Fine Arts
Alessandra Russo, Columbia University
Emilie Boone, City Tech, CUNY
Itay Sapir, Université du Québec, Montréal
John Curly, Wake Forest University
Daniel Abramson, Boston University

Fall 2017
Sept. 26 Gayatri Sinha, Critical Collective
Oct. 10 Tara Zanardi, Hunter College
Oct. 17 Craig Buckley, Yale University
Oct. 24 Marnin Young, Yeshiva University
Nov. 14 Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Princeton University

Spring 2017
Amanda Wunder, CUNY Lehman and GC 
Thomas Elsaesser, University of Amsterdam and Columbia University
Lisa Farrington, CUNY John Jay
Lucia Allais, Princeton University
Edit András, Central European University, Budapest

Fall 2016
Anthony White, The University of Melbourne 
Maria Loh, CUNY Hunter
Maria Stavrinaki, University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris
Chris Richards, Brooklyn College
Renato Anelli, Columbia University/University of Sao Paulo, Institute Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi
Iftikhar Dadi, Cornell University
Meredith Gamer, Columbia University
Pamela M. Lee, Stanford University

Spring 2016
Margaret Iversen, University of Essex
Zainab Bahrani, Columbia University
Rachel Kousser, Graduate Center, CUNY
Marta Gutman, Graduate Center, CUNY
Rachel Delue, Princeton University
James Oles, Wellesley College
Liz Kotz, University of California, Riverside

Fall 2015
Kobena Mercer, Yale University
Elizabeth Macaulay, Graduate Center, CUNY
Mary Roberts, University of Sydney
Christopher Wood, New York University
Joshua Cohen, City College of New York, CUNY
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Yale University
Rosemarie Brucher, New York University

Spring 2015
Claire Bishop, Graduate Center, CUNY
Patricia Falguières, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Fall 2014
Felicity Scott, Columbia University
Warren Woodfin, Queens College, CUNY
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Harvard University
Elisabeth Hutchinson, Barnard College
Sebastian Ziedler, Yale University
Jonathan Hay, New York University
Antonella Pelizzari, Graduate Center, CUNY
Nebahat Avicoglu, Hunter College, CUNY

Spring 2014
Lev Manovich, Graduate Center, CUNY
Wen-Shing Chou, Hunter College, CUNY
Tavia Nyong'o, Tisch, NYU
Brigid Doherty, Princeton University
Howard Singerman, Hunter College, CUNY
Briony Fer, University College London

Fall 2013
Thierry De Duve, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Irene Small, Art History, Princeton University
Alex Galloway, Media, Culture & Communication, NYU
John Harwood, Art & Architecture, Oberlin College
Michelle Lim, Mellon Post-Doc, Art History, CUNY Graduate Center
Noam Elcott, Art History, Columbia University
Molly Aitken, Art History, CUNY City College

Spring 2013
Siona Wilson, CUNY Staten Island
Claudia Calirman, CUNY John Jay
Judith Rodenbeck, Sarah Lawrence College
Andre Dombrowski, University of Pennsylvania
Devin Fore, Princeton University
Andrew Hemingway, University College London
Judy Sund, CUNY Queens
Michelle Kuo, Artforum

Fall 2012
Ramon Tio Bellido, Universite de Rennes 2
Ashli White, University of Miami
Mignon Nixon, Courtauld Institute
Emily Braun, CUNY Hunter
Christina Kiaer, Northwestern University
Christoph Cox, Hampshire College

Fall 2011
Mary Ann Caws, CUNY Graduate Center
Amanda Wunter, CUNY Lehman
Andrew Uroskie, SUNY Stonybrook
Margarete Pratschke, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Roger Benjamin, Sydney University
Harper Montgomery, CUNY Hunter
Alexander Nagel, NYU Institute of Fine Arts

Spring 2011
Saul Anton, New School
David Grubbs, CUNY Brooklyn
Molly Nesbitt, Vassar College
Greg Williams, Boston University
Chris Atkins, CUNY Queens

Fall 2010
Anthony Vidler, Cooper Union
Susan Buck-Morss, CUNY Graduate Center
Marla Stone, Occidental College
Luis Camnitzer, artist
Winnie Wong, Harvard University

Spring 2010
Rosalyn Deutsche, Barnard College
Klara Kemp-Welch, Courtauld Institute
Michael Lobel, SUNY Purchase
Anna Dezeuze, University of Manchester
David Jaffee, Bard College
Geoffrey Batchen, CUNY Graduate Center
Spyros Papapetros, Princeton University

Art History Announcements

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Oct 19, 2023
Stephanie Wiles standing in Yale Art Gallery

Stephanie Wiles (Ph.D. 2001) Re-appointed Director of Yale Art Gallery

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Wiles on her reappointment for a second term as Director of Yale University Art Gallery.  Wiles finished her Ph.D. in Art History at The Graduate Center in 2001 and has gone on to have an outstanding career in museum and university collections.  Prior to her time at Yale, she was Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University.  Read more about her innovative leadership at Yale here.

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Sep 1, 2023
Installation image of Exhibition from article in ARTMargins

Professor Josh Cohen co-edits a special issue of ARTMargins

Professor Josh Cohen, along with Foad Torshizi and Vazira Zamindar, co-edited Art History, Postcolonialism, and the Global Turn — a special issue of ARTMargins . See it here

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Aug 6, 2023

Winning grant for Symposium of Latin American Art 2024

Congrats to students Suzie Oppenheimer and Laura Suárez Rodriquez who won a DSRG Surplus Initiative Grant to fund a symposium on Latin American Art in 2024!  The DSRG received a large number of proposals across all fields at the Graduate Center,  so this was a highly competitive grant.  Well done Suzie and Laura!

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Jun 14, 2023
Cynthia Hahn book covers

Cynthia Hahn named Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Professor Cynthia Hahn who has just been named Distinguished Professor of Art History. She has written 10 books and over 40 articles, making major contributions to the history of medieval art history.  With particular interest in reliquaries - their place in devotion and the cult of saints, their materiality, how medievals interacted with them, among other approaches to understanding them - she has re-shaped the understanding of these objects and their place in medieval life.  Among her many honors, she was recognized by the Medieval Academy of America who elected her as a fellow in 2018.  She has held fellowships at CASVA and the Institute for Advanced Study, among many other prestigious institutions.  We are so pleased that she has been given this well-deserved honor.  

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