MAY 28, 2019
2019 Gretchen Taylor Millson Distinguished Lectureship: Dr. Mary Miller, Director of the Getty Research Institute


Join the UCLA Department of Art History at the 2019 Gretchen Taylor Millson Distinguished Lectureship featuring Dr. Mary Miller, Director of the Getty Research Institute.  Please CLICK HERE TO RSVP and join us in the Legacy Room of the UCLA Luskin Conference Center on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5 pm, followed by a reception open to all.

APRIL 18, 2019
Lecture by Sugata Ray, UC Berkeley

MARCH 5, 2019
2019 McGinn Lecture by Professor Kristopher Kersey

The 2019 UCLA Arts Council Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: Hal Foster

The UCLA Department of Art History is pleased to present the 2019 UCLA Arts Council Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series featuring Hal Foster, Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University.  In this series, Professor Foster examines the rhetorics of art and criticism at moments of emergency in the 20th century, early, middle, and late. Join us as he explores the bathetic (on Dada), the brutal (on postwar anti-aesthetics), and the banal (on Pop and Minimalism) on Thursdays throughout February; admission is free with advance RSVP here.

All lectures take place at 6:00 pm in DeCafe (1302 Perloff Hall); parking is available in UCLA Lot 2 for $3 per hour, or $12 for the entire day.  Directions and more parking resources are available on the UCLA Transportation website.




SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor, 18th/19th Century European Art

The Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the arts of 18/19th century Europe, to start July 1, 2019. We seek a scholar whose work emphasizes methodological innovation as well as connections between Europe and other geographies, and who is interested in cross-field collaboration within the department and the university. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment required. We especially welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication, statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and names and contact information for three referees online here. For more information, contact Professor Saloni Mathur, Chair, Search Committee. Application deadline: November 30, 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.


In parks and other public areas, paths caused by erosion and foot traffic form alternate routes and shortcuts, defying preplanned routes such as sidewalks and roads. What are the consequences of such alterations? And how do these modifications function as objects or images? At this symposium, emerging scholars across disciplines address the history and aesthetics of public alterations of surfaces, structures, subjects, and systems as they relate to art and art history.  The 2018 UCLA Art History Graduate Symposium will be held on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at the Fowler Museum and Friday, October 19th at the Hammer Museum at UCLA. Free and open to the public; please visit the SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE HERE for full program details.

Thursday, October 18
Fowler Museum, Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium

6:00 pm – Opening Reception
7:00 pm – Keynote Addres by Juliana Huxtable, Visual Artist, Writer, Performer, DJ

Friday, October 19
Hammer Museum, Nimoy Studio

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Full schedule available on Symposium Website.

Image Above: Juliana Huxtable, A Split During Laughter at the Rally, 2017, digital video. Courtesy Juliana Huxtable


Generously co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Art History and UCLA Design Media Arts, with support from the UCLA Graduate Students Association.


Steven Nelson receives prestigious CASVA research fellowship for 2018-20

Congratulations to Professor of African and African American Art History Steven Nelson, who has received a prestigious two-year research fellowship at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) of the National Gallery of Art. Professor Nelson has been named the Andrew W. Mellon Professor for 2018–2020 at CASVA, and will be in residence in Washington, D.C. beginning September 2018.  In a serendipitous turn of events, his doctoral student and Ph.D. candidate Lauren Taylor will also be in DC as CASVA’s Andrew W. Mellon predoctoral fellow for 2017–2019.

An opening reception will be held in honor of Professor Nelson and all other faculty-in-residence by CASVA in October 2018; click here to read more, and join us in congratulating Professor Nelson!

MAY 30, 2018
2018 Millson Lecture: "Masks and the Aesthetic Emotions" by Prof. Z.S. Strother, Columbia University

MARCH 12, 2018
2018 McGinn Lecture by Professor Lamia Balafrej

JANUARY 28, 2018
From Refugee to Icon Hunter: A Woman's Pursuit of Justice in the World of Art Trafficking