October 18, 2017

On September 11-12, 2017, the Art History Club traveled to the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. They viewed the exhibition "Things of Beauty Growing": British Studio Pottery and attended the Exhibition Opening Conversation "British Studio Pottery: Past, Present, and Future," featuring Clare Twomey, Magdalene Odundo, Simon Olding, Glenn Adamson, and Martina Droth. At...

September 27, 2017

This past summer, Mary McInnes taught two back-to-back summer courses: Contemporary Projects in Art and SILICA: Contemporary Glass and Ceramic Art.

Contemporary Projects in Art is a global survey of recent art practices. For three weeks in May, students investigated critical issues in the contemporary art, rooting these projects in the shifting terrain of the 1960s and 70s when postmodernism and pos...

May 1, 2017

Experience Alfred's summer beauty, earn essential credits and experience a unique, personal and engaging learning atmosphere by registering for Summer Art History classes!

December 5, 2016

On November 17, 2016, graduate students and undergraduates in the ARTH 400/500 Ceramic Art, Craft and Design: Global Flows seminar, led by Assistant Professor of Art History Meghen Jones, travelled to the Johnson Museum of Cornell University to see exhibitions and study ceramics from the museum's renowned collection. Objects ranged from Song dynasty tea bowls to a platter painted by Pablo Picasso....

November 14, 2016

Students from Kate Dimitrova's Medieval Manuscripts class worked to present and exhibition in Scholes library to showcase their discoveries over the course of the block. 

"This exhibition is dedicated to the display of facsimiles of medieval manuscripts, along with recently created parchment samples by students of the scriptorium Alfred. Each of the display boxes gathers together miniature collectio...

June 27, 2016

Students in Mary McInnes' new summer course went to the Glass Art Society's annual conference in Corning for three days in June.  This international conference, funding by the Bernstein Family and the Provost's Office, was a central part of their three-week intensive course on contemporary glass.  

Here are some of their comments after attending the conference:  

March 16, 2016

Are you a prospective student? Are you interested in what Art History classes are offered at Alfred University? Visit the "Classes" page to see the list of classes that were offered in the Spring semester of 2016! Many classes are subject to change. Get an inside scoop on the exciting things the Art History Department has to offer!



February 5, 2016

These classes can be taken at the same time and offer great opportunities to get off campus and enjoy the world of art first-hand! 

Contact Cathleen Johnson, the Summer School Coordinator for more information:


(607) 871- 2412




ARTH 352/552

May 16- June 2

Monday- Thursday 1 pm-5:10 pm

4 credits ARTH (will count as sophomore requirement “Issues and Debates...

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