History of Art and Architecture


Departmental Awards

The 2017 recipients of the John F. Haskins Award for Academic Excellence in Art History were Sonnie Solomon and Abigail Meloy. The 2017 Innovation and Excellence in Research and Leadership Award was awarded to Lin Hou, and the 2017 Faculty Commendation Award was awarded to Lydia Andeskie. Congratulations to all of these hardworking students!

Departmental Honors

The following students graduated in 2017 with departmental honors: Lydia Andeskie, Mariah Flanagan, Elizabeth Hill, Lin Hou, Katherine Lipinski, Marie Manske, Angelica Marks, Abigail Meloy, Max Stefan Poost, and Sonnie Solomon. Congratulations, 2017 grads!

Research Awards

The department is eager to congratulate our undergraduate majors Caroline Fazzini, Mariah Flanagan, Lin Hou, Raka Sarkar, Sonnie Solomon, Angelica Marks and Abigail Meloy on their summer research awards and fellowships!

Milton Fine Museum Profession Fellowships

The Department of the History of Art and Architecture Department would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Milton Fine Museum Profession Fellowships:

Monica Marchese will be working with Leslie Przybylek, Curator of History, at the Heinz History Center in the summer of 2017.

Leslie Rose will be working with Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator at the Andy Warhol Museum in the summer of 2017.

Eliza Wick will be working with Becca Schreckengast, Director of Exhibition Experience, at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in the summer fo 2017.

Through generous support from the Fine Foundation, three fellowships are available for majors of the History of Art and Architecture department interested in museum professions each year. Each participant receives a stipend of $3500 for the duration of the internship to assure their freedom from employment so that they can dedicate themselves fully to the intensive professional development experience. Application materials are due in early March each year and are reviewed by a faculty committee before the finalists are forwarded directly to the fellowship supervisors who select the winners.

Other Selected Distinctions

Emeka Ukaga received a Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Museum Studies to work with Janet McCall, Executive Director at Contemporary Craft, for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Raka Sarkar received the G. Alec Stewart Award from the University Honors College.

Maureen Jones, Christie Scully, and Raka Sarkar received a Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Archival Scholars Award.


The University Art Gallery and its cloister were abuzz with excitement on March 27, 2017 when the department held its sixth annual HAAARCH!!! showcase of undergraduate achievement, an event held every year in the spring semester. This forum provided students the opportunity to exhibit, present and promote their research and experiential learning activities. Read more about last year's showcase here.

Additional Accomplishments

For a full list of 2017 accomplishments, please check out the departmental kudos!

2015-2016 accomplishments

2014-2015 accomplishments

2013-2014 accomplishments

2012-2013 accomplishments

2011-2012 accomplishments

2010-2011 accomplishments