Shira Brisman, Assistant Professor of Art History, was awarded a 2016 Samuel H. Kress Foundation fellowship to participate in the Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History. Hosted by Yale University, this professional development workshop brought together historians, curators, and conservation scientists to present case studies in technical art history and engage in hands-on studio exercises that replicated traditional artists’ studio practices. Professor Brisman is currently working on her second book, Surface Interferences, which proposes a new method for studying the instability of materials used by fifteenth-century Netherlandish painters.
Art History has received a transformative gift: the Simona and Jerome Chazen Distinguished
Chair in Art History, named after its donors. Simona and Jerry met in an art history class when
they were students at UW and have a life-long love of and commitment to the arts both as
collectors and as benefactors. The first holder of the Simona and Jerome Chazen Distinguished
Chair in Art History will be Professor Nicholas Cahill, a specialist in ancient art history and
director of the Sardis Expedition since 2008. »Learn More