Department of Art and Art History




The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Puget Sound is pleased to announce the Art History Research Prize, which will recognize outstanding research papers in the field of Art History. Art History majors and minors are encouraged to submit their most accomplished art history research paper to the competition. Papers will have been written for a course taken at the University of Puget Sound, though that course need not be in the Department of Art and Art History. Papers will be evaluated for their original research and argument, thoughtful contributions, and clear expression. Prizes will be announced by early April, 2017.
Please submit electronically in pdf form, revised papers (clear of marks and comments) with images and bibliography to Professor Hong, Kotsis or Williams by noon on Friday, March 24, 2017.


We are excited to announce that our Adjunct Professor Becky Frehse will be showing her collaborative work in "Pursuit of Happiness" at Practical Art in Phoenix, AZ. This is the fifth exhibition of work made in collaboration with Jane Kelsey-Mapel a wonderful ceramic sculptor in Phoenix. The show is up February 1-28, 2017. We hope you can stop by to see their new work if you are in Arizona.


Professor Kriszta Kotsis published an article on the 9th century empress Theodora in an edited volume that focuses on royal mothers. “Empress Theodora: A Holy Mother,” in Virtuous or Villainess: The Image of the Royal Mother from the Early Medieval to Early Modern Era, ed. Carey Fleiner and Elena Woodacre, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 11-36. 




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