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Jennifer Robinson quoted in Inverse about how humanoid robots are helping humans rethink gender and sexuality.

Robertson writes: “How robot-makers gender their humanoids is a tangible manifestation of their tacit understanding of femininity in relation to masculinity, and vice versa.”

Matthew Biro quoted in New York Times article about Anselm Kiefer's new installation at the Pompidou Center in Paris

Mr. Biro said much of the criticism of Mr. Kiefer was “because he was going his own way. Now the art world is moving back to much more engagement with history and politics, which is something he has been doing a long time.”

One of the three largest departments of art history in North America with specialists covering every major continent, Michigan has ranked among the top art history doctoral programs nationally. The department traces its origins to 1910, and has been home to some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. In keeping with this long tradition, we encourage interdisciplinary work to take advantage of the University’s great strengths across fields, including anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, film studies, women’s studies, area studies, and law.  


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