Prize Winning Art History

Pamela Patton, professor and chair of art history at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, won the 2014 Eleanor Tufts Book Award from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies for her recent book, Art of Estrangement: Redefining Jews in Reconquest Spain.

The national Tufts Award honors a distinguished book, written in English, on the history of art or architecture in Iberia. Professor Patton writes and teaches about the art and architecture of medieval Iberia; art of the medieval courts; and ethnicity, religion, and identity in medieval Europe.

In December 2013, Patton provided expertise for an NPR discussion on the topic of “The Brown Faces in Medieval Art” which examined how skin color was depicted in works of that time.

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