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
Handbook to Life in the Inca World
Ananda Cohen Suarez
A comprehensive and accessible examination of the Inca Empire, which stretched across the Andes Mountains in Peru from the 13th century until the invasion of the Spanish in the 16th century. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, art history, ethnography, and 16th-century Spanish chronicles, this handbook offers a readable, informative, and easy-to-navigate format that explains how the Inca Empire became such an influential and powerful civilization.
Grad students create lifelike 'Roman' funeral masks
Making lifelike wax molds of their own faces to replicate Roman funeral masks, Cornell researchers explored the significance of materials in the ancient practice of remembering deceased ancestors. Read the full story here.
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