Author: Susan E Rice

Guest Lecture- Nov 14th.

Please join us on Tuesday November 14 for a lecture by Dr. Patricio del Real, Harvard University. Dr. del Real’s lecture, entitled “Object Lessons: Synchronizing Modernity at MoMA,” will be held  in CAS room 200,  followed by refreshments. Free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

GSHAAA Guest Lecture- September 27, 2017

THE GSHAAA GUEST SCHOLAR LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS: “A Park for Many Reasons: Herding History, Art, and Animals in Modern Kyoto” A lecture by Dr. Alice Tseng, Associate Professor, Boston University The talk will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:30 PM in CAS 200 with a reception to follow.  Reception to follow. To learn about all […]

Color:Coded, will run at the New Art Center

(NEWTONVILLE, MA) –The New Art Center (NAC), in collaboration with guest curators Michael Covello Odalla and Alison Terndrup [Boston University], is pleased to present Color:Coded, running from September 15, 2017 to October 21, 2017. This exhibition engages with the layered issues and loaded history of color – as both an element of visual art and […]

CALL FOR CONTENT! Deadline EXTENDED to September 22

Deadline: EXTENDED to September 22 SEQUITUR, the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture graduate student journal, invites current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content for the Fall 2017 open issue. We welcome submissions from all time periods (ancient to contemporary), geographical areas (including Asia, […]

Announcing the launch of Mapping Paintings

Professor Jodi Cranston announces the launch of her Kress-funded mapping platform, Mapping Paintings ( The platform is meant for exploring the provenance records of paintings and for visualizing the lives of these works of art across time and space. Mapping Paintings is based on her Mapping Titian platform, but is structured to receive information from users. […]

PhD Candidate Named Director of Palmer Museum

PhD candidate, Erin Coe has been named Director of the Palmer Museum at The Pennsylvania State University. The Palmer Museum of Art on the Penn State University Park campus in State College is a free-admission arts resource for the University and surrounding communities in central Pennsylvania. With a collection of 8,300 objects including American art, […]

New faculty book by Prof. Becky Martin

Congratulations to Becky Martin on her new book: The Art of Contact: Comparative Approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art S. Rebecca Martin 320 pages | 7 x 10 | 38 color, 59 b/w illus. “An entirely original book. Becky Martin opens the imagination to a new array of methodological possibilities and a series of important and […]

2017 Commencement

The 2017 History of Art & Architecture Commencement Ceremony took place Saturday, May 20th, at the Tsai Center. This year, the department conferred 34 undergraduate degrees, which included 13 degrees in Architectural History & Architectural Studies, 21 in the History of Art & Architecture. There were 7 Masters of Arts degrees awarded, and 7 PhDs […]

HAA Professor Wins Smithsonian Essay Award

Professor Ross Barrett has been awarded the 13th Annual Frost Essay Award from the Smithsonian American Art Museum for his article about John Quidor’s ‘Money Diggers’ and Land Speculation. “The Frost Award is intended to recognize excellence in scholarship in the field of American art history. It is especially meant to honor an essay that […]