Art History Department

Prof. Evonne Levy, Winner of Desmond Morton Research Excellence Award

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

On Monday, September 24, 2018, Ulli Krull, Vice-President, University of Toronto & Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, announced that Professor Evonne Levy won the Desmond Morton Research Excellence Award. Prof. Levy was selected as the recipient of the award in recognition of the breadth, impact, and excellence of her research.

As this year’s winner, Prof. Levy will give her talk at the Annual Research Excellence lecture on January 30, 2019, 3-5 pm, at the Faculty Club at UTM.

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Levy on receiving this prestigious award!

Ariella Minden receives Max-Planck Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck Institut

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck Institut has awarded Ariella Minden (BA, 2015; MA, 2016) a pre-doctoral fellowship as a member of the Department of Prof. Alessandro Nova. While taking part in the academic activities of the Department Nova, Ariella will be conducting research for her doctoral dissertation being written under the supervision of Prof. Giancarla Periti. Ariella’s project entitled “Artistic Production, Material Culture, and the University in Renaissance Bologna,” examines the rich visual culture of early-sixteenth-century Bologna and the city’s role as a dynamic site of intellectual and artistic exchange as facilitated by the international status of the University.

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Joseph Goren featured in UofT News

Monday, July 16, 2018

Photo by Lisa Lightbourn

Joseph (Joe) Goren (Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary), who will begin his MA in Art History at the University of Toronto in September 2018, was recently featured in UofT News alongside another recent UofT graduate, Sakina Rizvi.

Joe and Sakina are believed to be the University’s oldest and youngest graduates and discussed their university experiences and the most important lessons they learned while here.

You can see the full discussion between the two graduates on the UofT News site:

Welcome to New Affiliate Faculty

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Department of History of Art is pleased to announce the following Adjunct and Status-Only appointments to the Department effective July 1, 2018:

Adjunct Appointments:

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 these colleagues to our department and we look forward to working with them in the years ahead.

Faculty Retirement Announcement: Dennis Reid

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Professor Dennis Reid, a long time faculty member of the Department of History of Art/Graduate Department of Art, retired on June 30, 2018. Dennis’ professional journey began at the University of Toronto, where he completed his BA (Hons) in Fine Arts in 1966 followed by his MA in the History of Art in 1967. Dennis began his teaching career at the University of Toronto as a visiting lecturer in 1977, having previously served as Curator of Post-Confederation Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada and Special Instructor and Adjunct Professor at Carleton University, and rose to the rank of Full Professor in 1987.

Dennis has an outstanding record of achievement and is highly regarded as a leading expert in Canadian art with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of numerous publications, including A Concise History of Canadian Painting, a text that has been in publication for more than 30 years and is considered the definitive volume on the art of Canada. Dennis has also served various roles in his over 30-year career at the Art Gallery of Ontario, including Curator of Canadian Historical Art, Senior Curator of Canadian Art, Chief Curator, Director of Collections & Research, and Chief Curator of Research.

Dennis is an eminent art historian and scholar and has received multiple awards over his career including being named a Member of the Order of Canada (1998), Honorary Fellow of the Ontario College of Arts and Design (2000), receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Lethbridge (2001), and recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).

Please join us in thanking Prof. Reid for his service and the deep impact he has made to the department and the University. We will definitely miss his wisdom and experience and wish him a very happy retirement.

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