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Ksenya Gurshtein (PhD 2011) new assistant curator at Skirball Museum

Gurshtein's curatorial work will range at present from displays in the permanent exhibition on Jewish American history to an upcoming retrospective.

Jennifer Robertson quoted in a New York Times article about the increasing numbers of "genderless" young men in Japan

"It's about blurring the boundaries that have defined pink and blue masculinity and femininity. They are trying to increase the scope of what someone with male anatomy can wear."

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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