History of Art and Architecture

CKP Activities

History of Art and Architecture faculty and students engage with local collections in a variety of ways. These class activities, object-based encounters and community events represent just a handful of the ways in which we facilitate access and encourage new research.


February 2018

Conversation on William Henry Fox Talbot at the CMOA

A group of HAA faculty and students participated in a conversation on the William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography exhibition with Dan Leers, Curator of Photography at CMOA and graduate student Krystle Stricklin.

Learn about the exhibition here



January 2018

Curator Koyo Kouoh visited Rivers of Steel

For Jennifer Josten’s Contemporary Art on/and Display graduate seminar, students visited the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area archives with curator Koyo Kouoh, who is participating in the 57th edition of the Carnegie International.

Read more about the visit here



October 2017

Tour of Fahrad Moshiri at The Andy Warhol Museum

A group of students joined Jose Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator of The Andy Warhol Museum and graduate student Golnar Yarmohammad Touski for special tour of the Fahrad Moshiri: Go West exhibition.

Read more about the conversation here


October 2017

Discussion on Marsden Hartley at CMOA

Eric Crosby, Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art, participated in a conversation on Marsden Hartley’s painting Sustained Comedy with graduates in the Queer Modernisms seminar.

See the painting here


October 2017

Students respond to Contemporary Craft exhibit

For Approaches to the Built Environment, students visited the Shelter exhibition at Contemporary Craft and then create a site-specific installation in the cloister of the Frick Fine Arts Building that addressed themes in the exhibition.

Learn more about the Shelter exhibition here


October 2017

Thomas Eakins discussion at the CMOA

Hosted by Lulu Lippincott, Curator of Fine Arts, and Jennifer Doyle, Professor, UC Riverside, this gallery discussion explored the sexual politics of Thomas Eakins’ Study for Salutat (1898).

See the painting here



September 2017

Museum Studies Seminar at Special Collections

This year Museum Studies Seminar, led by Professor Shirin Fozi, explores the art of the Nationality Rooms. In preparation for The class visited Special Collections at the Hillman Library to inspect collections that document the development and history of these unique spaces.

Explore Special Collections here


September 2017

Falk Library collection visit

For the Queer Modernisms graduate seminar, this class visited the Rare Books and Special Collections room of the Falk Library of the Health Sciences to inspect a selection of early sexology and psychiatry titles.

Explore the Falk Library here


August 2017

Smog meringues at the GASP Air Fair

Consuming Nature participant Shelby Brewster served smog meringues at the GASP (Group Against Smog and Pollution) Air Fair, held at the Assemble Community Art Space in Garfield.

Read more about this culinary performance here