Spring 2017

Renwick Gallery

Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonia American Art Museum's collection of contemporary craft and decorative art. Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW, Washington, DC.

Congratulations to Lorinda Bradley who was recently named a William H.

Gabii, summer 2016, excavation crew

Gabii, summer 2016, excavation crew

The Department of Art History & Archaeology at the University of Missouri & the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan have established an academic and research partnership focusing on the excavation of ancient Gabii, Italy.

Marcello Mogetta

Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta has been awarded a Loeb Classical Foundation Library Fellowship for 2017-18. The grant will support excavation expenses at the ancient Latin city of Gabii, Italy during the upcoming season (June 12th - July 29th). For more information about the Gabii excavations, check out the excavation website here.

Gullah basket

Rooted, Revived Reinvented: Basketry in America

January 28-May 14, 2017

Professor Kristin Schwain is co-curator with Professor Jo Stealey, Department of Art, of the exhibition "Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America" now on display at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Tickhill Psalter, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection Ms. 26

Large initial Q of Psalm 51, showing scenes from 2 Samuel 1. Scrolls are missing their text. Illuminated titles, initials, line fillers, rubric, miniatures at bottom of page (with text in scrolls).
Tickhill Psalter, created ca. 1310
New York Public Library, Spencer Collection Ms. 26

Associate Professor Anne Stanton visited the New York Public Library recently where she examined the Tickhill Psalter, a lavish early 14th-century manuscript that is part of her current research project.


Bloomsbury logo

Associate Professor Michael Yonan announced the launch of a new book series from Bloomsbury Publishing titled The Material Culture of Art for which he is editor.

The Material Culture of Art

New Book Series, Bloomsbury Academic
Series Editor:  Michael Yonan, University of Missouri


Associate Professors Anne Stanton and James A. van Dyke recently accepted leadership roles in national and international art historical associations.

College Art Association logo

College Art Association

The department was well represented at this year's College Art Association conference in New York City.

Associate Professor James van Dyke read a paper, "A Queer Kirchner at the Guggenheim".

Associate Professor Michael Yonan was the respondent on the panel "Superpowers in the Global Eighteenth Century: Empire, Colonialism, and Cultural Contact” session.

Enid Yandell with her sculpture of Pallas Athena

Kelsey Malone, PhD Candidate in American Art, was awarded a fellowship by the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky to conduct archival research on Enid Yandell, a well-known turn-of-the-century American sculpture featured in her dissertation.

SAC Salutes" plaque

In January of 2017 the Staff Advisory Council of the University of Missouri presented the "SAC Salutes" Award to the staff of the Department of Art History and Archaeology: June Davis, Office Support Assistant II; Linda Garrison, Business Support Specialist II; and Nancy Alexander, Curator of Visual Resources.  The staff were nominated by faculty members in grateful recognition of their tireless work in moving the department three times in less than three years.  


Emperor Domitian

Emperor Domitian, ruled 81-96 CE
H. 87 cm.
Musée du Louvre, inv. MA 1264

Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta is co-organizing with Raymond Marks (Classical Studies) an international conference on “Domitian’s Rome and the Augustan Legacy” (September 1-2, 2017) at the University of Missouri.

Domitian’s Rome and the Augustan Legacy
September 1-2, 2017
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Organizers: Raymond Marks (Classical Studies) & Marcello Mogetta (Art History & Archaeology)

Damien Vurpillot and Valérie Taillandier (University of Burgundy-Franche Comté) working in the storage room at the MU Museum of

Damien Vurpillot and Valérie Taillandier (University of Burgundy-Franche Comté) working in the storage room at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology

Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta received a university Research Board grant for his project Calc-Rome: Capturing the Life Cycle of Ceramics in Rome. This builds on the new iteration of the agreement between MU Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Capitoline Museums for the loan of ancient ceramics. The funds will support another round of 3D scanning and use-wear analysis on the vessels.

Logo of the Archaeological Institute of America

The Department of Art History and Archaeology will be represented by graduate students and faculty at the  Archaeological Institute of America annual meeting January 5-8, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. "Sessions exploring artifacts, art, social systems, fashion, cooking vessels, trade networks, shipwrecks, architecture, inscriptions, and archaeological research methods of the classical and New World will be offered."

Kathryn Cua, MU undergraduate

Kathryn Cua, an MU undergraduate student studying Art History and Journalism, was selected to receive a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. 

Fall 2016

Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung, 26 January 1930

Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung, 26 January 1930

On November 29, Associate Professor James van Dyke delivered a paper, "Otto Dix' illustrierte Meisterschaft (Otto Dix's Mastery Illustrated)," in the framework of an international conference in Colmar, France, "Otto Dix - 'Crois en tes yeux' / 'Trau deinen Augen'." The conference was organized by the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar and the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte in Paris.

Digital Data in Archaeology

Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta has been invited to participate in a workshop on Digital data in archaeology: recording, analysis, publication, preservation, on Friday, November 11 at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan.

Vegetal ornament design from  "Livre de Legumes", 1734

Vegetal ornament design from  "Livre de Legumes", 1734
Juste Aurele Meissonnier (1695-1750), designer

Associate Professor Michael Yonan presented the lecture "Knowing the world through Rococo ornamental prints" in the symposium Knowing the world through objects in the eighteenth century, held at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Queen Isabella

Associate Professor Anne Stanton spoke at the St. Louis University Library Special Collections Conference on Manuscript Studies in October. Her presentation titled "Isabella of France as an 'Ambassador of Culture’, 1308–1358" was part of the session Beyond Arbiters of Lay Piety and Ambassadors of Culture: Revisiting Bell’s Medieval Women Book Owners.

House of the Faun, Pompeii

Reconstruction model of the first phase of the House of the Faun [from A. Faber and A. Hoffmann, Die Casa del Fauno (VI 12) (Wiesbaden, 2009)]

Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta published an article on “The Early Development of Concrete in the Domestic Architecture of Pre-Roman Pompeii” in the Journal of Roman Archaeology (2016), 43-72. 

Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea with the Temple of Nemean Zeus in the background

Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea with the Temple of Nemean Zeus in the background

Stephanie Kimmey, Ph.D. Candidate, will be presenting at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) in Toronto. Her paper is titled, "Reframing Sacred Space: Ritual Movement in the Sanctuary of Nemean Zeus." By studying all aspects of the archaeology record through a cross-media analysis of built spaces, landscape manipulation and material culture, she is reconstructing ritual movement through the Sanctuary of Zeus.