General Inquiries

Department of Art History
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tel: 732-932-7041
Fax: 732-932-1261

Catherine Puglisi, Chairperson

Andres Zervigon, Acting Undergraduate Director

John Kenfield, Acting Graduate Program Director

Cathy Pizzi, Department Administrator

Geralyn Colvil, Student Coordinator

We are proud to announce and congratulate our graduate students:


Catherine Boland, recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Catherine will be continuing her study in New Brunswick.

David Boffa, recipient of a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for 2010-2011. David will be in Rome, finishing work on his doctoral dissertation, “Artistic Identity Set in Stone.”

Susannah Fisher, recipient of a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for 2010-2011. Susannah will continue her stay in Munich, working on her doctoral dissertation, “Materializing the Word: Early Medieval Book Covers.”


Hilary Haakenson, recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Italy for 2010-2011. Hilary will be in Venice to conduct research for her doctoral dissertation, “Cultural Crossroads: The Old Testament and Identity in Late Medieval Maritime Republics in Italy.”


Dr. Karen Lloyd, laureate of the first André Chastel Scholarship from The Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art and the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici for October 2010. Karen will be conducting research for an article, “A New Samson: Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s Early Art Patronage.” She recently completed her doctoral dissertation, “Adopted Papal Kin as Art Patrons in Early Modern Rome (1592-1676).”


Kim Sels, recipient of a Smithsonian Predoctoral fellowship at the National Portrait Gallery. Kim will be conducting research on her doctoral dissertation, “Assembling Identity: The Object-Portrait in American Art, 1917–27.”


Carly Jane Steinborn, recipient of the Phyllis G. Gordan/Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize. Carly will be at the American Academy in Rome from 2010-2012 to conduct research for her doctoral dissertation, " Transforming Sacred Space: Image and Materiality in the Orthodox Baptistery of Ravenna,"


Emily Urban, recipient of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Fellowship in the History of Art at the Bibliotheca Hertziana. Currently a Fulbright fellow in Rome, Emily will remain to continue research for her dissertation, "The Sala Bologna in the Vatican Palace," in 2010-2012.


Sarah Wilkins, recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Italy for 2010-2011. Sarah will be in Florence to conduct research on her doctoral Dissertation, “She Loved More Ardently than the Rest: the Magdalen Cycles of Late Duecento and Trecento Italy.”



Faculty News

Tanya Sheehan's new book, Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America, was recently released from
Penn State University Press

Joan Marter has been chosen to receive the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Women's Caucus for
Art. This award will be given at the CAA meeting in New York, February 12, 2011.

Joan Marter is the editor of the new Grove Encyclopedia of American Art to be released in January 2011. Grove pres notes "This art reference reconceptualizes the study of American art from the vantage point of the twenty-first century with a new methodological approach and broader scope than any such work published to date."

From Global Expert Finder: "Drawing the Prophet Muhammad is not the Issue" by Tarek Kahlaoui Expert Finder is a a network that promotes dialog and mutual understanding

Congratulations to Professor Sidlauskas on the publication of her new book: Cezanne's Other. The Portraits of Hortense, winner of the Robert Motherwell Book Award
from the Dedalus Foundation

From 'Architecture of Madness' a smash hit at Morristown library (Carla Yanni provides some historical background to an effort to preserve a structure in Morris Plains)

From International Cultural Affairs: Rutgers Launches MA in Cultural Preservation

From Arab News: Misunderstanding the Minaret, op ed by Tarek KahlaouiGlobal



Graduate Student Cynthia Jacobs receives N.J. Bar Foundation's top honor

Photo Clarrisa Viciguerra

Public Sculpture at Rutgers. Website researched by art history and anthropology major, Clarissa Vinciguerra

Photo Clarrisa Viciguerra



Last Updated: 06/21/2011