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The Department of the History of Art & Architecture is horrified and saddened by the systemic racism and violence against African Americans in this country.  We are also energized and hopeful that the protests for justice on behalf of George Floyd and the many others who have died will effect real change.  We invite you to view the following video which provides a perspective on racism in this country and demonstrates the very real rage and sorrow this history has created. You may agree or disagree with the speaker, author Kimberly Jones, but we hope this will help inspire thought and discussion in these unsettled times. There are no easy answers, only hard questions that we must collectively ask.

Sugata Ray, From New Spain to Mughal India: Rethinking Early Modern Animal Studies with a Turkey, ca. 1612
Howard C. Fenton Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2021
Free AAMG Student Memberships and Conference Registration
Art Visiting Artist Colloquium Spring 2021
Fikret K. Yegül - The Temple of Artemis at Sardis
2021-2022 Undergraduate Internships at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum


Caplan’s dissertation, "Their Flickering Creations: Value, Appearance, Animacy, and Surface in Nahua Precious Art" (2019), has been won the biennial award for the best dissertation in the field of Latin American art history.

Professor Chattopadhyay will address "Architectural History or a Geography of Small Spaces?"

The award will support research for her dissertation, "A Spectacle of Inclusion: The Rise of Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey in the United States and England, 1970-2020."

Upcoming Events

From New Spain to Mughal India: Rethinking Early Modern Animal Studies with a Turkey, ca. 1612

Sugata Ray (UC Berkeley)


  1. May 20, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Rembrandt van Rijn, “Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House,” 1648, etching, engraving, and drypoint (image: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)

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