University of Oregon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture


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.


Search for new A&AA dean under way

Nominations and applications are being sought for dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, with the goal of recruiting a new leader by fall 2016. Professor Scott Pratt, dean of the Graduate School, is leading the search, assisted by executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates.

Dean Search


Student-curated exhibit focuses on satire

Graduate student Chyna Bounds’ interest in satirical art prints led to her selection as curator for an exhibition now at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through December 27. Contemplation & Confrontation: The Satirical Print in Europe, 1750-1850 considers European satirists infamous for lambasting political figures and challenging the status quo.

Work by James Gillray


A&AA welcomes new faculty members

The 2015-16 academic year introduces new faculty members to several A&AA departments and programs. The new professors bring a wide spectrum of expertise and creativity to Lawrence Hall, including in Architecture, the History of Art and Architecture, Arts and Administration, and Product Design.