Simona and Jerome Chazen Distinguished Chair in Art History
We are delighted to announce the establishment of the Simona and Jerome Chazen Distinguished Chair in Art History, named after its donors. We are deeply grateful for this transformative gift to the department. 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. Their wonderful generosity made possible the expansion of the campus art museum that now bears their name, and they have enriched its holdings with valuable works from their own collection. They are also great benefactors of the arts in New York City, where they reside. 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.