University of Oregon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture


Lawrence Medalist Jerome Silbergeld, student Vincent Mai featured speakers at A&AA commencement June 13

A&AA commencement will feature speakers Jerome Silbergeld, of Princeton, and architecture student Vincent Mai beginning at 3 p.m. June 13. Nearly 500 students are graduating from A&AA in 2016. A reception will take place 12- 2 p.m. in the Lawrence courtyard.

commencement 2015


New Dean Selected for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

Scott Coltrane, provost and senior vice president, announced today that the next dean of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts is Christoph Lindner. He will be moving to Eugene from the Netherlands, where he is professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam.

Christoph Lindner


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.