Six Things Our Master’s Student in Art History Learned While Studying Abroad in Florence

Outside the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy

by Jillianne Laceste (M.A. Art History)

This summer, SMU Meadows’ Art History graduate program (MA and Ph.D.: Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture) is letting students take over their social media while they’re studying abroad. Student Jillianne Laceste took the reigns first as part of her research trip to Florence, Italy. Follow future student social takeovers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Keep a running list of places you want to go. If I have no specific place I want to go to, I sometimes just wander. During my walks, I tend to find churches I want to visit or restaurants I want to try at a later time but there have been times where I can never find that place […]

2017-06-20T11:59:25-06:00 June 20, 2017|Art History|

Art History Professor’s Research Brought Together SMU Students Across Campus for Groundbreaking Work

The Meadows Museum was home base for acoustical research The Meadows Museum was home base for acoustical research

Associate Professor of Art History Lisa Pon was recently published in The Art Bulletin, a leading journal among art historians. Her work, Raphael’s Acts of the Apostles Tapestries for Leo X: Sight, Sound and Space in the Sistine Chapel, called for collaboration. SMU Meadows Music and Art History students joined forces with Electrical Engineering and Physics for innovative and groundbreaking research into the acoustical effect of tapestries.

We spoke with Associate Professor Lisa Pon about her findings, the campus-spanning collaboration, and why it’s exciting. See more at The SMU Division of Art History, and apply now to join our Meadows community.

What was one of the most exciting findings or results from your research?


2016-03-11T15:05:57-06:00 March 11, 2016|Art History|

51 Examples of What You Can Do with an Art History Degree

Meadows grad Morgan Beckwith at Sochi, with the slopestyle event area in the background. Meadows grad Morgan Beckwith at Sochi, with the slopestyle event area in the background.

What career path can you take with with a B.A. in Art History at SMU Meadows? Graduates of the Art History program at SMU have found success in a variety of fields. Here are 51 success stories from our graduates. Which path will you take? SMU’s Art History MA/PhD programs are now accepting applications through January 1, 2016.

Apply Now

2015-12-03T12:46:26-06:00 November 9, 2015|Art History|

Your Fall 2015 Art History Alumni News

Meadows art history M.A. student Sarah Foltz Meadows art history M.A. student Sarah Foltz



Virginia Curry, currently a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Dallas, gave a paper at the “Art and Law, Art in Peril” conference at Cambridge University on June 23rd. In October she will present “Museum Collections and Teaching with Objects” at the UNESCO ICOM Council on Collecting annual conference in October in Seoul. […]

2015-11-02T13:27:05-06:00 September 2, 2015|Art History|
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