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Alumna Jessica Fripp publishes "Artistes, Savants et Amateurs: art et sociabilité au XVIIIe siècle (1715-1815)"

Jessica Fripp, assistant professor of art history at Texas Christian University, co-edited volume that brings together international specialists who explore the diversity of social exchange in the artistic world of the eighteenth century.

Alumna Kristine Ronan finalist for Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program

Kristine Ronan (PhD 2016) finalist for workshop gives recipients the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics.

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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