Professor David Pacifico Presents “Culturas Celestiales”

Art History Professor Sarah Schaefer Gives Virtual Book Talk

Please join the UWM Department of Art History on Wednesday, November 10th at 5pm for a book talk by Art History Assistant Professor Sarah Schaefer, who will discuss her recently published monograph Gustave Doré and the Modern Biblical Imagination (Oxford, 2021). The event… Read More

Professor Tanya Tiffany Invited to Speak in Madrid

Congratulations to UWM Art History Professor Tanya Tiffany! She has been invited to speak at the VIII Seminario Internacional de Arte y Cultura en la Corte: Mujeres de corte y agencia artística en la España de los Habsburgo in Madrid… Read More

UWM Art History Alum and Lecturer Interviews Mary Shepard

Abby Armstrong Check, Ph.D. Student and guest lecturer in the Department of Art History this fall, recently participated in the International Center for Medieval Art’s Oral History Project, interviewing Art Historian Mary B. Shepard. Check out Episode 8 here and… Read More

Late Ming Dynasty Cup: Explore a Piece from the UWM Art Collection

Late Ming Dynasty Cup Unknown Chinese artist 17th century Blanc de chine porcelain UWM Art Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Krikorian, 1987.018.13 In a scene from one of my favorite movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,… Read More

Abraham & Isaac: Explore a Piece from the UWM Art Collection

Dilmus Hall (American, 1900-1987) Abraham & Isaac, 1984 Colored Pencil and Ink on Paper UWM Art Collection, Gift of Emile H. Mathis II, 1993.019.07 Dilmus Hall was an American self-taught artist from Georgia who made sculptures and 2D works throughout… Read More

MA Alum Dr. Sara Rich Publishes ‘Shipwreck Hauntography’

Please join us in congratulating UWM Art History MA alumna Dr. Sara Rich on her forthcoming publication, ‘Shipwreck Hauntography: Underwater Ruins and the Uncanny.’ Dr. Rich is a maritime archaeologist, art historian, artist, and author of speculative fiction. She is… Read More

Professor Wells Awarded Two Research Fellowships

Prof. Kay Wells has been awarded two research fellowships to support her book project, Uncanny Revivals: Designing Early America during the Rise of Fascism. The Terra Foundation International Research Travel Grant for US-based Scholars ( will support a research trip to Europe, and… Read More

Art History Undergraduate Wins GIS Competition

Congratulations to UWM Art History major Morgan Moore, who won the first place medal in the UWM Geographic Information Systems Student Competition, for her work with Professor David Pacifico, “Digital Mapping of the Tambillos Site in Casma, Peru.” Take a… Read More

UWM Art History Statement of Solidarity

Recently, the UWM Asian Faculty and Staff Association released a statement regarding anti-Asian violence. The Art History faculty and staff stand in solidarity with the AFSA, and commits itself to combat anti-Asian hate speech, anti-Asian violence, and anti-Asian bigotry in… Read More