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Art History Fellowship Opportunity at UMass Amherst

The MA Program in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a two-year Graduate Diversity Fellowship to support students from historically underrepresented groups in the history of art and architecture. The purpose of the fellowship is to support an M.A. candidate who seeks to pursue an academic or professional career in art history, but faces significant historical or economic barriers to further graduate study.
The Diversity Fellowship comes with a 20-hour/week position as a teaching assistant during the academic year for a duration of two years that will take to complete the program. This appointment provides the fellow with full tuition credit, 95% of health insurance costs, and an annual stipend of at least $20,000. For most students, this stipend is sufficient to cover local living expenses, including room and board during the academic year. The fellow will be eligible for professional development funds to help support an internship, coursework, travel, or a research project during the summer. The department will provide the fellow with mentoring as well as academic and professional support throughout their time in the program.
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Fall 2020 Course Offering: ARTH 200 – Native North American Art

T.C. Cannon, Tosca, woodcut print, 1978

Queens College is pleased to offer Art History 200 – Native North American Art as an online course for the Fall semester! This course is a broad survey of Native North American art as produced by a range of interrelated but distinct cultural zones. As such, the course samples from the arts of people from the Eastern Woodlands and Mississippian cultures; the Great Plains and Great Basin; the Southwest Pueblos and California; and the Pacific Northwest and the Arctic. The study of each region concludes with a consideration of individual modern and/or contemporary Native artists.

In its exploration of Native America’s multiple modes of visual expression, this online course includes multi-media presentations (PowerPoints and video links), biweekly reading & writing assignments, online Forum discussions, and a term paper.

This is a rigorous reading-intensive survey. As such, it is best suited to self-motivated students who bring a natural curiosity about the subject as well as a love of reading. The instructor will provide detailed guidance on the research and writing approaches required for this course.

Graduate Art History Course Offering for Fall 2020: Arts of Byzantium and Islam

The Art Department is pleased to offer ARTH 742.3/ARTH 503: Arts of Byzantium and Islam as part of our graduate art history course offerings for Fall 2020! The course will meet Tuesdays, 6:00-7:40pm in Klapper Hall room 174 with Professor Warren Woodfin.

This course focuses on the art and architecture of the Eastern Mediterranean at the end of Antiquity and the beginning of the Middle Ages. This era saw the advent of Islam, the disappearance of the ancient Persian Empire, and the division of Byzantine society over the question of religious images. The course will explore the transformations of the ancient artistic legacies of Persia and the Hellenic world in the newly Islamic lands, the movements of objects and motifs in the cross-currents of international trade and diplomacy, and the travels of pilgrims to holy places sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Course offering for Spring 2020: Survey of Asian Art

Need an art history course this coming semester? The Art Department is pleased to offer ARTH 114: Survey of Asian Art for Spring 2020. The course will be taught by Professor Waldron on Tuesday mornings, 10:00am-12:50pm in KP-401. ARTH 114 is a comparative study of the artistic traditions of India, China, and Japan, from their Stone Age beginnings to recent trends, and focus is on the relationship of works of art to the philosophies of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism. This course also counts as a CE/Pathways course. Registration is now open in CUNYfirst, or you can contact the front office for assistance!

Scholarship Opportunity: QCF Master’s Scholarships

Looking for additional funding for your college education? All current and future QC students are invited to apply for the Queens College Foundation Scholarships! If you have questions about scholarships, you can also visit the Office of Honors and Scholarships for additional information and assistance.

Graduate students may also apply for the QCF Master’s Scholarship, details for which are listed below!

Available to: Full- and part-time matriculated students demonstrating exceptional scholastic ability who begin their Master’s program in the Fall 2020 semester. Full-time students awarded the scholarship must take a minimum of 9 credits per fall and spring semester of their first year. Part-time students must take a minimum of 6 credits per fall and spring semester to be considered eligible. International students must take a minimum of 9 credits per fall and spring semester for eligibility.

Award Amount: Full-time scholarships are $9,000; part-time scholarships are $6,000.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by the Dean of Graduate Studies by May 1.

Application Process: Please fill in the application available here.

­­­­­NOTE: You must also have submitted a complete application for admission to the Queens College Graduate Admissions Office by March 15 in order to be considered for these scholarships.

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