Art & Art History Happenings

Monday, September 19th 2016

Creative Africa Tour
Monday, Sept. 19, 2:00 pm
​Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130

Professor Erin Downey has arranged a private tour at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with curator John Vick to view the Creative Africa exhibition. This is a field trip for her Colloquium: The History of Collecting and Museums class; however all art students are welcome to join. You must sign up for this trip. Please contact Meg Gebhard asap at, or stop by the art office in Beardsley 215.


Monday, October 3rd 2016

Guest Lecture for ARTH 055 Trade, Temptation and Travel: Dutch Art in the Age of Rembrandt
Monday, October 3, 10:30-11:20 am
​Beardsley 318

Dr. Marsely Kehoe, Assistant Professor of Art History, Michigan State University, will present her research on 17th-c. architecture of the Dutch West Indies. Dr. Kehoe is a specialist in Dutch colonial art history and culture, and focuses in particular on the interconnections of Dutch culture at home in the Netherlands and abroad.  


Friday, October 28th 2016

Alumni Roundtable "Teaching the Visual"
Friday, October 28, 3-5pm
Science Center 199 (Cuniff Hall)

Seven art history alumni from Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr,--Kerry Boeye (Loyola), Catherine Osborne (Notre Dame), Laura Weigert (Rutgers), Laura Holzman (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), Fran Altvater (Hartford), Alyce Jordan (Morthern Arizona U), Sam Sadow--will gather for this roundtable.

Wednesday, November 2, 4:15

Reception will follow
Scheuer Room
Mary Albertson Lecture in Medieval Studies
"Illumination: Reflections on Light and Medieval Churches"
Sharon Gerstel, Professor of Byzantine Art & Archaeology, Department of Art History, UCLA