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

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!

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.