History of Art at Cornell
Study in the Department of the History of Art crosses not only boundaries of geography and academic disciplines, but also of time as it integrates traditional history of art with more recent fields of theory and research. Read More
Books and Publications by Our Faculty
Despite Li Gonglin’s (ca. 1049-1106) deep faith in Buddhism and the large number of recorded and extant Buddhist paintings associated with or ascribed to this great painter, twentieth century scholarship on Li Gonglin has focused primarily on his literatus identity and Confucian art oeuvres.
Barbara Mujica on Imagining the Passion in a Multiconfessional Castile, by Cynthia Robinson
"The way we look at early Spanish depictions of the Passion has undoubtedly changed forever." Read the full Marginalia Review.
Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist
The first Tate Modern exhibition dedicated to African Modernism is curated by Cornell professor, Salah Hassan in collaboration with Ph.D. student Elvira Dyangani, and with contributions from Professor Iftikhar Dadi. Link to full story.
Benjamin Anderson, Courtney Roby and Andrew Hicks Launch a Medieval Cosmology Collaboration
Cornell's new wealth of medieval cosmology experts leads to a lecture series, seminar, and working group. Link to full story.
Tuvalu Pavillion - Destiny Intertwined
View Professor An-yi Pan's recently curated exhibit at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Visual Studies Minor
Encouraging the interpretation of the historical and contemporary visual world from diverse perspectives, including architecture, art, cinema, digital media, gender, globalization, performance, popular culture, print and electronic media, race, social institutions, and scientific developments. Learn More