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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 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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Apr 16, 2023
Poster for ALQKAAS Symposium

Alum Sooran Choi Directs Cross-Gender-Ethnic-Korean-Asian Studies Initiative

Alum Sooran Choi (Art History Ph.D. '18) has won a grant from the Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative at CUNY to direct a Cross-Gender-Ethnic-Korean-Asian Studies Initiative at Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the Art Department.  As part of that initiative, she is running a symposium to foreground Korean studies while taking an intersectional approach to the subject.  The symposium will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, online.  More information can be found here.

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Apr 14, 2023
Portrait of Luisa Valle

Luisa Valle ('22) dissertation is honored

Luisa Valle who finished her dissertation in 2022, received an Honorable Mention from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for her dissertation "The Beehive, the Favela, the Castle, and the Ministry: Race and Modern Architecture in Rio de Janeiro, 1811 to 1945." Congrats to Luisa! All the LASA awards are listed here



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Feb 26, 2023
Gail Levin on CUNY TV

Professor Gail Levin featured on CUNY TV

Professor Gail Levin was featured on CUNY TV's Arts in the City.  See the piece here

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Dec 19, 2022

Naiomy Guerrero accepted to a Museum Professionals Program at the Studio Museum

A round of applause goes to Naiomy Guerrero who was accepted to the Winter 2023 Museum Professionals Seminar at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The seminar is comprised of a series of workshops designed for emerging museum professionals to "incubate and ideate" their ideas.  Congrats to Naiomy!


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