Art History Graduate Heads Florence Griswold Museum

UWM Art History Alum Rebekah Beaulieu has stepped into the role of Director of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. The museum boasts an annual visitor count of almost 80,000! Read more about the museum and Becky’s role… Read More

UWM Art History and Mathis Gallery on Twitter

Join the growing number of UWM Art History and Mathis Gallery fans on Twitter! You’ll catch up with department and gallery events, art history news, and interesting stories.

David Pacifico Leads Archaeological Excavation

Assistant Professor of Art History and Emile H. Mathis Gallery Director David Pacifico recently lead an excavation in and around the barn at the Cappon/deSwarte farmstead, circa 1850-1890. Located about 100 yards from Lake Michigan on the present-day Schlitz Audubon… Read More

Emile H. Mathis Gallery First Anniversary Events!

In celebration of the First Anniversary of the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery, the UWM Department of Art History invites you to attend these events! Art Expose Presented by Art History MA Student and Mathis Gallery Intern, Heather Sheets Tuesday,… Read More

Art History 101 Class Views UWM Art Collection Icons

Students from Professor Derek Counts’ Art History 101 class recently visited the Emile H. Mathis Gallery. With the help of Gallery Curator Leigh Mahlik and Teaching Assistants Michael Lahti and Cameron Quade, the students were able to view icons from… Read More

Emile H. Mathis Gallery Hours

In Fall 2018, Mathis Gallery Hours are as posted here. Please keep in mind that the Gallery’s Hours may change slightly each semester due to volunteer schedules.

18th Century Communion Chalices and Tokens Examined

Students in Assistant Professor Kay Wells’s Introduction to American Art class examined communion chalices and communion tokens from the UWM Art Collection this week! These 18th century items would have been used in Protestant communion ceremonies across the United Kingdom and… Read More

Graduate Student Presentations Begin!

In the first Proseminar presentation of the semester, Art History Graduate Student Michael Lahti spoke on an object from the UWM Art Collection. Lahti examined Diego Rivera’s drawing “Girl Lighting Candle.” Students are asked to conduct independent research on an object related to weekly course… Read More

UWM’s Kay Wells Speaks at Art Institute of Chicago

UW-Milwaukee Art History Department Assistant Professor Kay Wells will be speaking at the Art Institute of Chicago on Friday, September 28th. Her talk is titled ‘The Uncanny Design of the Thorne Miniature Rooms.’ During the 1930s, Narcissa Niblack Thorne created… Read More

Graduate Student Studying American Indian Protest Awarded Fellowship

Robert Olive Little Jackson, a Graduate Student in the Department of Art History, has been awarded the UWM Graduate School Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship. The Fellowship has already assisted Rob in travels relating to his graduate research. Rob is currently… Read More