University of Oregon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture


Art history alumna earns dissertation grant for research in angelology

The Italian Art Society recently named Kelly Whitford, MA ’11, its annual Dissertation Grant Recipient for her project “Embodying Belief: Crossing the Ponte Sant’Angelo with Bernini’s Angels.” Whitford earned her degree at Oregon in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and is currently a PhD candidate at Brown University. Whitford’s research focuses on work by seventeenth century sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini at the Ponte Sant’Angelo in Rome.



Chinese art scholar Jerome Silbergeld to receive A&AA’s highest alumni honor, the Lawrence Medal

Princeton scholar Jerome Silbergeld is the 2016 recipient of the Lawrence Medal. The art historian has authored and edited dozens of publications on traditional to modern-contemporary Chinese art forms, and curated major exhibitions.

Jerome Silbergeld


Forum spotlights research by graduate students in A&AA

Fifteen graduate students from multiple disciplines within A&AA offered the final products of their comprehensive research initiatives at the UO-wide Graduate Research Forum in February.


Student receives Humanities award

An undergraduate student from the Department of the History of Art and Architecture was selected as one of six UO students to participate in the Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Brandi Wilkens will share a research project on Japanese courtesans and their role in European art exportation during the 2016 UO Undergraduate Symposium on May 19.

American Strolling and Drinking with Courtesan


Art historian curates medical history exhibition

No Harm Intended: A Medical History of Lane County, an exhibition focusing on the years between 1840 to 1940, is on display at the Lane County Historical Museum in Eugene through March 31. It was curated by UO art history alumna Faith Kreskey, MA ’12.