University of Oregon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture


Photographs of Russian Orthodox Cathedrals and Churches are on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art presents photographs of Russian Orthodox cathedrals and churches from the 11th to the 20th centuries in the McKenzie Gallery. On view through August 11, 2013, the photographs were taken during research trips by Professor Emeritus A. Dean McKenzie, who retired in 1988 from the University of Oregon’s Department of Art History. On Wednesday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m., Professor McKenzie lectures on 2000 years of Russian Orthodox Church architecture.

Cathedral of Hagia Sophia, Novgorod


Lin offers new summer courses in contemporary art, Asian visual culture

Assistant Professor Jenny Lin shares her skills, research, and expertise with two departments in UO’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, having been hired fall 2012 for a joint appointment in the departments of Art and the History of Art and Architecture. She is the first such faculty hire.

Jenny Lin


Nicholas de Monchaux presents lecture: Fashioning Apollo

Nicholas de Monchaux, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley will present a lecture this Friday, May 24, 2013 entitled "Fashioning Apollo." The lecture will be held at 5:00 p.m. in 115 Lawrence Hall, 1190 Franklin Blvd., Eugene. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture.

Astronaut Charles Conrad, Jr. simulates picking up lunar samples, while astronaut Alan L. Bean simulates their photographic documentation.  Image courtesy NASA


Symposium to showcase unique, nationwide research

The UO Art History Association (AHA) is presenting the 9th Annual International Student Symposium and keynote lecture on April 25-26 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) on the University of Oregon campus. The public is invited to share ideas and learn about research papers written by students nationwide. “It’s a way to create dialogue among undergraduates and graduates,” says Kelsie Greer, event co-chair.

Event poster


Pacific Northwest Painter Morris Graves is celebrated with a new book, exhibitions and events

A weekend of Morris Graves programming in conjunction with the publication of “Morris Graves: Selected Letters” takes place April 5 – 6, 2013. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), the University of Oregon Libraries’ Knight Library and the White Lotus Gallery in downtown Eugene are hosting related exhibitions and events.

Morris Graves Selected Letters book cover