Department/UCR News and Events



Congratulations to our grads, class of 2014!

You've accomplished so much already, and we know you are destined for great things in the future. We wish you much success along your career path.


From right to left: Leslie Paprocki, Chelsea Herr, Edgar Ramirez, Ana Ramey and Kaelyn Rodriguez
(photo: available public from UC Riverside Commencement ceremony for the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences).


UCR to Launch Ph.D. in Art History in Fall 2014

New graduate program will focus on the history of photography, sculpture and architecture.

The University of California, Riverside will offer a Ph.D. in art history beginning in fall 2014, a degree program that will focus on the history of photography, sculpture and architecture.
The degree also will give students interdisciplinary training across the history of art and architecture, said Patricia Morton, chair of the UCR Department of the History of Art. Only a handful of U.S. universities offer specialized studies in the history of photography, none of them in the UC system, she added.
We are a small department, but we have an international profile,” Morton explained. “Approval of this new degree program by the University of California reflects the excellence of our faculty and the high quality of our existing M.A. program.”

Image: Untitled, 1930, Hanaya Kanbei


  • Annual presentation of the Brink and Carrott summer research projects
    April 17, 2014
    Arts 333, The Seminar room, Art History Department, UC Riverside

    Edgar RamirezThe Canterbury Roll- Reconsidering the Medieval Viewer’s Encounter with the Twelve Typological Windows at Canterbury Cathedral

    Canterbury Roll, C245, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, early 14th cent. Sepia and red ink on vellum

    Leslie PaprockiRush and Wait: Airports, Seriality, and Undecideability in the Work of Garry Winogrand 

    Please come and support Edgar and Leslie. See the flyer


  • The Rememberers: Art & Memory, directed by: Joe Santarromana

    March 14, 2014
    7 pm - 9 pm
    Culver Center of the Arts Riverside, CA.

    Joe Santarromana will introduce the films. UCR Department of Art laboratory supervisor and video artist Joe Santarromana will be screening the first 5 episodes from his on-going web series The Rememberers: Art & Memory, a collection of video portraits that examines creativity through a delicate weaving of biography, storytelling and art practice. Read more


  • Arts Walk
    July 3, 2014
    Art Block
    Downtown Riverside, CA
    The First Thursday of Every Month and free to the public

    The Riverside Arts Walk on First Thursdays presents over twenty participating arts venues, art museums, galleries, and studios open free to the public every month. These participating locations present an eclectic mix of visual art mediums and styles, in addition to special art/musical performances, exhibitions, tours, and art-making demonstrations.

    Local restaurants and retail establishments along the Arts Walk also offer special menus and discounts. For more information, call the Riverside Downtown Partnership at 951-781-7335 or visit

    Attendees may begin their walk at any participating sites or get started at one of the two coordinating sites: the Riverside Art Museum (3425 Mission Inn Ave.) or the Riverside Community Arts Association (3870 Lemon St.). Some of the other participating sites are: UCR/California Museum of Photography, Riverside Municipal Museum, Mission Inn Museum, and the Riverside Public Library, Division 9 Gallery, Riverside Visitor's Center, People's Gallery, Back to the Grind, and Exposures Photo Gallery.

    For more information on this event and the evening's schedule of special tours and performances, please contact the Riverside Art Museum at 951-684-7111 or visit the for a listing of current events.

For a complete and up-to-date listing of all UCR campus events and activities, please consult the UCR campus calendar.


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