Special Opportunities and Events
Art History Association
The Art History Association is a student group of art enthusiasts who bring in speakers and take field trips to museums. They also discuss various art-historical issues. They hold regular meetings.
The Department of Art History regularly hosts speakers who lecture on a wide variety of topics from American depictions of medical operations to Japanese dream paintings to the reasons behind the design of a major Art History survey text. Recent speakers include Anne Rudloff Stanton, Professor of Medieval and N. Renaissance Art at the Univeristy of Missouri, Elina Gertsman, Assistant Professor of Medieval Art at Case Western Reserve University, Laurinda Dixon, Professor of Art History at Syracuse University, Sheila McGuire, of the Minneapolis Institute of Art to name a few. In 2006, the Barker Newhall Lecture Series was inaugurated to honor the first professor to teach Art History at Kenyon.
Field trips are a regular part of advanced Art History classes at Kenyon. Classes have visited the Columbus Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Detroit Art Institute, various private collections, and more. The Art History Association also organizes field trips for Art History majors and minors.
Kenyon in Rome
Kenyon College students take the opportunity to engage in a unique program based in Rome, with extended visits to Florence, Naples, and other cultural centers in Italy. The Kenyon in Rome program offers students an exceptional opportunity to study Italian art and culture first-hand with Kenyon professors. Open to all Kenyon students with Junior standing, regardless of major.