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August 27, 2018

Welcome and Welcome Back! – A letter from Department Chair Dr. Adam Jolles

Welcome Dr. Tenley Bick!

Tenley Bick joins the department having received her PhD in Contemporary Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016. She specializes in modern and global contemporary art, with special interests in post-WWII European art, contemporary African art (continental and diasporic), and social art history and cultural geopolitics.

Alumna Carolina Alarcon Appointed Visiting Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison

This fall Carolina Alarcon, who received her PhD in the spring of 2018, will join the Department of Art History at University of Wisconsin-Madison as Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art.

Welcome Dr. Kristin Dowell!

Kristin Dowell joins the department from the Florida State University Department of Anthropology, where she has been an associate professor since 2015. She specializes in art of Native North America with an emphasis on Indigenous cinema and contemporary visual culture.

Ph.D. Candidate Gabriela Germana Curates Exhibitions of Contemporary Peruvian Art

Gabriela Germana curated exhibitions of Peruvian contemporary art now on display at the Embassy of Peru Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. and at the Pensacola Museum of Art.

Welcome Dr. Grant Mandarino!

Grant Mandarino joins the department as a postdoctoral scholar, having received his PhD in Art History at the University of Michigan in 2018. Trained in the social history of art, Mandarino brings to the study of historical artworks and producers a focus on changing conceptions of artistic labor and the impact of socio-political conflicts.

Professor Stephanie Leitch Awarded ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship

Professor Stephanie Leitch has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies 2018 Collaborative Research Fellowship for her joint research project titled The Epistemology of the Copy in Early Modern Travel Narratives.

Spotlight on Alumna Randi Cromer: An Unexpected Path, a Rewarding Career

Graduate school experiences realigned Randi Cromer's professional path, leading her to happy success as a non-profit administrator, advisor, and lecturer with Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art.

Professor Paul Niell’s Graduate Seminar Contributes Research to Goodwood Museum and Gardens

Professor Paul Niell's Spring 2018 graduate seminar partnered with Goodwood Museum and Gardens to develop semester-length research projects on the plantation's antebellum and post-bellum history.

Tallahassee to Tuscany: The Multidimensional Internship of Alumna Jessica Rassau

Jessica Rassau, 2018 graduate of the Art History MA program in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies, spent the past academic year participating in a unique museum internship spanning from Tallahassee to the hills of Tuscany, incorporating archeaology, curatorial practice, outreach, and education.

Florida State University Invests in the Future of the Museum of Fine Arts with Two New Appointments

FSU announces new leadership to the Museum of Fine Arts. Founding Director Dr. Allys Palladino-Craig will retire in September. Art History alumnus Dr. C. Preston McLane has been named Director, and Meredith Lynn has been named Gallery Director.

Call for Papers: 36th Annual FSU Art History Graduate Symposium

We invite current graduate students to submit abstracts of papers from any area of the history of art, architecture, and cultural heritage studies that represent an advanced stage of research. Our 36th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium will be held March 8 & 9, 2019.

What I Did This Summer – Fall Research Forum

Please mark your calendar and consider participating in What I Did This Summer, an informal conversation on current research projects. Faculty and graduate student participants will describe their work in brief presentations and discussions with the audience on Wednesday, September 12 at 4 pm in WJB G40.

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