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A Statement on the Role of Humanities Research and Education in Times of Crisis

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Chairs and directors of humanities departments and programs at Washington University in St. Louis give voice to the concerted purpose of the humanities within the University and the world, a purpose grounded in a range of distinct disciplines, methods, and subject matter.

PhD Candidate Tola Porter Speaks on "Public Art-Commissions, Collection, and Engagement" Panel

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Tola Porter recently participated in the Mildred Lane Kemper Virt​ual Panel Discussion entitled: Public Art - Commissions, Collections, and Engagement. 

Professor Nathaniel Jones and Professor Ila Sheren Receive Tenure

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Professor Nathaniel Jones and Professor Ila Sheren were awarded tenure in the spring of 2020.

Allison Perelman receives Pollard-Stein Award for Excellence in Teaching

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PhD candidate Allison Perelman has been awarded this year's Pollard-Stein award for excellence in teaching.

Orin Zahra, PhD Candidate and Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, is liaison curator for "Graciela Iturbide's Mexico"

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Orin Zahra, PhD candidate and Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, was featured in a CNN article on the exhibition Graciela Iturbide's Mexico on February 27, 2020.

Faculty and Graduate Students Attend the CAA Annual Conference 2020 in Chicago

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From February 12 to February 15, department faculty members, graduate students, and one undergraduate major attended the College Art Association's 108th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL

Professor Elizabeth Childs speaks at the National Gallery, London

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In December 2019, Professor Elizabeth Childs delivered "Gauguin in Colonial Tahiti: Dream, Reality and Encounter" at the National Gallery, London

Renaissance Ramble in Washington DC: Looking at Verrocchio and Berraguete

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In Early December 2019, Professor Wallace accompanied five graduate students to Washington DC with the primary goal to see the exceptional exhibitions of Andrea del Verrocchio and Alonso Berruguete at the National Gallery of Art. 

Professor John Klein marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse

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For the Center for the Humanities, John Klein marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse on December 31 with a meditation on the “slow looking” the artist’s work rewards.

Art history and archaeology students explore Gauguin in London

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As part of the course "Paul Gauguin in Context," a group of students traveled to London over fall break for an immersive experience studying the artist's work and life.

Max Valsamas is appointed Curatorial Assistant, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

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Max Valsamas, 2020 PhD in Art History and Archaeology, has been appointed Curatorial Assistant - European Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.

Dr. Kate Harnish appointed as Curatorial Assistant, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

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Dr. Kate Harnish (PhD 2019) was appointed as Curatorial Assistant at the Pulitzer Foundation of Arts, St. Louis, in May 2019.