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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

UWM Art History Alum Interviewed by WPR

UWM Art History alumna Cortney Kramer chatted Outsider Art with Wisconsin Public Radio in March. Take a look at the article here! https://www.wpr.org/node/1778081

Video Art Exposé: March 2021

Hannah Rillie, George Grosz’s “End of a Perfect Day.” Watch it here!

Professor Wells Receives SECAC Excellence Award

Prof. Kay Wells has been awarded The SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication for her book, Weaving Modernism: Postwar Tapestry between Paris and New York, published by Yale University Press in 2019. The award was announced December 12, 2020… Read More

Graduate Student Presentation: The Rogers Collection

UWM Art History Graduate Student Joshua Rutherford presents ‘The Rogers Collection of Greek and Russian Icons.’ These pieces are part of the UWM Art Collection.

Video Art Exposé: November 2020

Mathis Art Gallery Graduate Intern Joshua Rutherford presents a virtual art expose. Watch it here!

UWM Art History Professor Counts Publishes New Book

UWM Art History Professor Derek B. Counts and his colleagues have published Visualizing Votive Practice: Exploring Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura through 3D Models (Grand Forks, ND: 2020). The Department of Art History congratulates Professor Counts on this great… Read More

La République nous appelle: Explore a piece from the UWM Art Collection

Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French, b. Switzerland, 1859-1923) La République nous appelle (The Republic Calls Us), 1915 Lithograph UWM Art Collection, Gift of Emile H. Mathis II, 2012.002.0822 One of over 500 lithograph images produced by prolific French printmaker and illustrator, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, La République… Read More

Congratulations Professor Counts!

The UWM Department of Art History is delighted to congratulate Professor Derek Counts on receiving the prestigious UWM Faculty Distinguished University Service Award. Professor Counts has served the university, the Department of Art History, its faculty, students, and staff, tirelessly,… Read More

Art History MA Alumna Publishes Article in ‘Material Culture Review’

UWM Master’s Alumna Cortney Anderson Kramer has published her article “The Aura of Eccentricity: Reflections on Outsider Art Rhetoric and its Impact on a Critical Discourse” in the latest edition of the Material Culture Review. This article explores the rhetoric of… Read More