University of Oregon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture


A&AA students finalists for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships

Two students from A&AA are finalists for prestigious international academic honors—one for a Rhodes scholarship and one for a Marshall scholarship. Mika Weinstein, a planning, public policy and management major and biology minor, was chosen as a finalist for the Rhodes scholarship. Maggie Witt, a history of art and architecture and English double major, was named a finalist for the Marshall scholarship.

Mika Weinstein (left) and Maggie Witt


Symposium to consider art forgery

Much debate and perplexity comes from the subject of authenticity in the art world. While an original work of art invariably has more value than a copy, the problem of distinguishing between the two has become especially concerning.

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Guiding Chicago’s public art

Wendy Miller, MA arts management, art history ‘97, recently made the leap from self-employed principal of WM Arts Management in Portland, Oregon, to curator of public art for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). At DCASE, Miller works to enrich the city’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy by advancing the goals of the Chicago Cultural Plan. The plan includes numerous citywide initiatives that aim to foster a more robust, healthy arts community where artists, cultural organizations, and creative industries thrive.

Wendy Miller


Picturing Global China: Contemporary Art from Shanghai and Beyond

Saturday, October 5, 2013 1:00 - 4:00 pm Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Lecture Hall Leading scholars and practitioners of contemporary Chinese art, theater, and film discuss exciting cultural developments in Shanghai, China's largest and most cosmopolitan metropolis. Find full program details and event poster here:

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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