Two New Faculty Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of Mexico and the Hispanic Americas (Circa 1500-1900)

Assistant Professor in East Asian Art History

Review of completed applications will begin December 13, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Positions begin July 1, 2020.

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Art History Graduate Welcome Reception

The Art History Department invites you to attend the Fall welcome reception for graduate students immediately following the department’s new student orientation on Thursday, September 26. Faculty, staff and continuing graduate students will be on hand for introductions and to answer any questions at a casual evening reception.

Art History Graduate Orientation*
3:00 pm in INTS 1111

Welcome Reception
5:00-6:00 pm in Arts 328

Please RSVP to Leslie Paprocki at or 951-827-7878 by September 6. If you have any dietary restrictions, please include this information with your RSVP.

*Please note that this Art History orientation is mandatory for incoming graduate students, and is in addition to the Grad Division orientation scheduled earlier in the week.

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Re-Vision: Myth, Memory, and the Gendered Self

The Art History Graduate Student Association (AHGSA) will host its eighth annual academic conference Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at UCR ARTS Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in Riverside. The conference is open to all graduate students, as well as the public; there is no registration fee. This event is entirely student-generated and organized by UCR’s Department of the History of Art graduate students. This is an all-day event, and the goal of this year’s conference is to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue through visual and material culture by questioning imposed gendered hierarchies and identities, in order to facilitate inclusive understandings of gendered roles through history. This year’s theme concerns re-vision — revising, re-conceptualizing, and seeing differently — as the act of “looking back” to forge new critical directions and critique androcentric world views and traditions.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charlene Villaseñor Black, UCLA Department of Art History

Speakers and conference goers will also have the opportunity to view two opening exhibitions at the museum that evening: the Senior Art Show, and the art exhibition entitled Exile: The Land of Non-Belonging — curated by graduate student and Curatorial Fellow, Camilla Querin — at the California Museum of Photography, May 25th – September 8, 2019.

May 25

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
UCR ARTS Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts
3824 Main St
Riverside, CA United States

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Work In Progress Series: Professor of Art History, Jason Weems, Ph.D.

Static Image, Moving Past: Photography and Space-Time in Latin American Archaeology, Circa 1900

Jason Weems, Ph.D. Professor of Art History

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:15pm in ARTS 333, Free

The introduction of photography into archaeology around the turn of the century both enhanced and disrupted the latter, particularly concerning concepts of space and time. Space-time relations were crucial to both practices, as each seeks the transformation of organic spatial experience into abstract chronological fixity (the photographic plate, the archaeological timeline). In light of overarching debates about time and space in the context of archaeology in the Americas, this paper considers the paradoxical implications of photography in archaeology.

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Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Mariachiara Gasparini Lecture at UCI

Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Lecture
“Reorienting Sasanian Textiles: From Wool to Silk Beyond Taq-e Bostan”
A Talk by Dr. Mariachiara Gasparini (UC Riverside/San Jose State University)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6-8 pm

UC Irvine’s Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010

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Brink Carrott Lecture Series 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:15-6:45pm, ARTS 333

Featured Speakers:

Camilla Querin, 2018 Richard G. Carrott Travel Award
Where are the Blacks? On the Importance of Afro-Brazilian Culture and Its Marginalization in Mainstream Art

Angela Lessing, 2018 Barbara B. Brink Travel Award
Responsibilities of the Imagination: Ruminations and Relationships in Graciela Iturbide’s Juchitán de las Mujeres

Shannon Dailey, 2018 Richard G. Carrott Travel Award
Framing Guinevere: Scottish Nationalism, Feminism, and Figuration in Jessie M. King’s Illustrations of The Defence of Guenevere and other Poems

Timothy Lithgow, 2017 Richard G. Carrott Travel Award
George Dureau: A Louisiana Artist


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Each year, the UCR Art History department calls for applications for two graduate student awards. Students with plans to conduct archival research, museum visits, or other research related travels are strongly encouraged to apply: