“(Inter)(in)animation, Dance, and the Archive: Onyeka Igwe and A Repertoire of Protest (No Dance, No Palaver)” After postcolonial feminist critiques of reparative impulses to “animate” those trapped in colonial archives, what non-ventriloquizing options remain, or emerge, for artists and schola...Read more
The Department of History of Art and Visual Studies
Our department studies areas traditionally central to the discipline such as ancient, medieval and Renaissance art, and the integration of recent fields of theory and research to the study of global visual culture. Students further their understanding of the discipline of art history, its roots, its methodologies, as well as its historical and critical connections with other disciplines.
Visual Culture Colloquium with Heather Badamo, Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture at UC Santa Barbara.Read more
Climate justice will be a priority across the Einaudi Center this year.Read more
Nancy P. Lin Curates "Between Performance and Documentation: Contemporary Photography and Video from China"
Artworks and archival video footage explore the relationship between performance, photography, and video from the mid 1990s to today.Read more
Rachel Bean, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor in the Department of Astronomy and senior associate dean for math and science, has been named interim A&S dean.Read more
"Performing Prowess" traces the ways cultural forces of Hindu belief have persisted in Southeast Asia.Read more
History of Art Events
Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.
This land acknowledgment has been reviewed and approved by the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' leadership.