Art History Department

Book Announcement: Mapping Modernisms

Monday, January 28, 2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book edited by Professor Elizabeth Harney and Professor Ruth B. Phillips:

Mapping Modernisms: Art, Indigeneity, Colonialism gathers international scholars to address the modern arts produced by indigenous and colonized artists. Addressing the silence on indigeneity in established narratives of modernism, the contributors decentre art history’s traditional Western orientation and prompt a re-evaluation of canonical understandings of twentieth-century art history. Contributors illustrate how these artists often engaged with ideas of Primitivism through visual forms and philosophical ideas. Modern indigenous artists, artworks, and art patrons moved within and across national and imperial borders, carrying, appropriating, or translating objects, images, and ideas. Their itineraries made up the dense networks of modern life and produced local, transnationally-inflected modernisms.

Publisher: Duke University Press
Published: January 2019
ISBN (Cloth): 978-0-8223-6859-5
ISBN (Paperback): 978-0-8223-6871-7
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Welcome to New Affiliate Faculty

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Department of History of Art is pleased to announce the following Status-Only appointments to the Department effective January 1, 2019:

Status Only Appointments:

Status-Only or Adjunct appointments are held by individuals employed outside of the University of Toronto but whose skills and expertise advance the academic mission of the University. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Parissien to our department and we look forward to working with him in the years ahead.

Student Video Assignment visits Michael Snow’s Flight Stop

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Special thanks to Lynn Davidson, an undergraduate student in the Department of the History of Art, for allowing us to share her creative holiday themed video presentation on Michael Snow’s iconic Flight Stop, situated at Toronto’s Eaton Centre. Lynn completed this assignment for FAH354: Art in Canada Since the 1960s, taught this term by Dr. Sarah Stanners. Thank-you Lynn, and Happy Holidays everyone!



Happy Holidays

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Department of History of Art / Graduate Department of Art would like to extend best wishes for the holiday season to all of our students, faculty, alumni, colleagues, and friends.

A reminder that the Department and the Art Library will be closed from Monday, December 24, 2018 to Friday, January 4, 2019 inclusive.

The University’s other libraries, athletic facilities, and student centres may offer reduced hours. Please check their respective websites for closure times.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, and health and happiness to you and your family for 2019!

Cancelled: 2018 Peter H. Brieger Memorial Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2018 Peter H. Brieger Memorial Lecture Series has been cancelled. This includes:

  • Prof. Victor Stoichita’s public lecture, “The ‘Great Turk’. Gentile Bellini and Mehmet II”
    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    4:30 pm
    Emmanuel College Room 119, 75 Queen’s Park Cres.
  • Prof. Victor Stoichita’s Graduate Seminar, “The Other and the Self in Western Early Modern Art”
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    2:00 pm
    University College Room 161, 15 King’s College Circle

The Department of History of Art apologizes for any inconvenience as well as for the short notice. We hope for your understanding and we are looking to organize another lecture series sometime in the 2019 Winter term.

Thank you once again for your understanding.

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