Art History News

JCU Presents “Trastevere by the Meter Squared” Conference

JCU Presents “Trastevere by the Meter Squared” Conference

On the weekend of April 20-21, John Cabot University hosted the international conference “Trastevere by the Meter Squared (Trastevere m2)" . This meeting of scholars from the U.S. and Italy delved into the environmental, architectural, visual-material, and social history of Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest, most cherished neighborhoods.

Meet M.A. in Art History Alumna Elena Schembri

Meet M.A. in Art History Alumna Elena Schembri

Elena Schembri graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.A. in Art History, and in Spring 2024 she completed her M.A. in Art History also at JCU.

Growing a Community: Student Sebastian Terrazas

Growing a Community: Student Sebastian Terrazas

Born and raised in Mexico City, Sebastian Terrazas is a junior at JCU double majoring in Classical Studies and Art History.

Alumna Anna Bottinelli Featured in Christie’s Article on Influential Women in the Art World

Alumna Anna Bottinelli Featured in Christie’s Article on Influential Women in the Art World

Class of 2010 alumna Anna Bottinelli was featured in Christie’s article “6 influential women on building a more equitable art world and the trailblazers who inspire them,” published on March 27, 2024.

Student and Artist Giggs Kgole Presents Exhibit “Ikhaya”

Student and Artist Giggs Kgole Presents Exhibit “Ikhaya”

Giggs Kgole is a South African artist and a student in his final semester at JCU majoring in Art History with double minors in Art and Design and Communications.. He has had over 25 exhibits since his first in 2019, including shows in the UK, South Africa, France, and Italy. He is one of the youngest art gallery owners in South Africa.

Appreciating Differences: Student Miriam Barzaghi

Appreciating Differences: Student Miriam Barzaghi

Miriam Barzaghi is a JCU student pursuing a B.A. in Art History. Miriam is currently participating in JCU’s Direct Exchange program, and she is studying abroad at the University of San Diego.

An Archaeological Excavation on the JCU Terrace

An Archaeological Excavation on the JCU Terrace

On February 6, 2024, Professor Jens Koehler’s Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean World class carried out their first archaeological excavation

Backstage Magic: Meet Student Kaitlyn Meule

Backstage Magic: Meet Student Kaitlyn Meule

Originally from Pennsylvania, Kaitlyn Meule is a second-year student at John Cabot University majoring in Art History.

An Open Heart and Mind: Student Ana Ionescu

An Open Heart and Mind: Student Ana Ionescu

Student Ana Ionescu is double majoring in Art History and Psychological Science, with a minor in Art and Design. She is the President of the Studio Art and Design Club.

Alumna Valeria D’Ambrosio Curates GRASPING THE COSMOS Project

Alumna Valeria D’Ambrosio Curates GRASPING THE COSMOS Project

Alumna Valeria D’Ambrosio is an art historian and contemporary art curator who graduated as Valedictorian in 2009 with a B.A. in Art History.

JCU Students Receive America Award by Italy-USA Foundation

JCU Students Receive America Award by Italy-USA Foundation

Four JCU Students were granted medals of the Italian Parliament in the framework of the America Award by the Italy-USA Foundation on October 6, 2023.

ARTSPEAKS Series Kicks Off with Lecture by Donatella Saroli of MAXXI

ARTSPEAKS Series Kicks Off with Lecture by Donatella Saroli of MAXXI

On September 21st, the John Cabot University Department of Art History, with the support of the Vanessa Somers Art Project, launched ARTSPEAKS, an open lecture series bringing leading academics, curators, artists, and other cultural professionals to JCU and the wider Roman community.

JCU Students Organize “ChatXBT: The Lost Archives,” First AI-curated Art Exhibit in Rome

JCU Students Organize “ChatXBT: The Lost Archives,” First AI-curated Art Exhibit in Rome

A group of students from Professor Ilaria Gianni’s Spring 2023 course Curating Museums and Galleries, has organized “ChatXBT: The Lost Archives,” the first AI-curated art exhibit in Rome.

Alumnus Giosuè Prezioso Featured in Forbes “30 Under 30 Italy”

Alumnus Giosuè Prezioso Featured in Forbes “30 Under 30 Italy”

Alumnus Giosuè Prezioso, who graduated from JCU in 2015 with a B.A. in Art History, was recently featured in Forbes “30 Under 30 Italy” in the education category.

Art as a Mirror of Our Times: Alumna Alessia Buonopane

Art as a Mirror of Our Times: Alumna Alessia Buonopane

Alumna Alessia Buonopane graduated from JCU in 2021 with a degree in International Affairs and a minor in Art History.

Meet Art History M.A. Alumna Odette Lopez

Meet Art History M.A. Alumna Odette Lopez

Odette Lopez graduated from JCU with an M.A. in Art History in 2021. After graduation, Odette became Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas in Miami, a position she held until January 2023. She is currently planning to pursue her Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology.

Professor Lila Yawn on the Fifth Anniversary of the M.A. in Art History

Professor Lila Yawn on the Fifth Anniversary of the M.A. in Art History

The M.A. in Art History, the first graduate degree program in art history based entirely in Rome offered by a U.S.-accredited university, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.

Futurist Food: Meet M.A. Student Lea Ramaswamy

Futurist Food: Meet M.A. Student Lea Ramaswamy

Hailing from Pune, India, Lea Ramaswamy is currently pursuing an M.A. in Art History at JCU after graduating from the University with a B.A. in Art History in 2021.

Two JCU Students Selected to Participate in Workshop Organized by Rome’s MACRO Museum

Two JCU Students Selected to Participate in Workshop Organized by Rome’s MACRO Museum

Students Anastasiia Lazareva and Maria Isabel Escalante Gortaire were selected to take part in the “Until the end of Time” workshop organized by the MACRO Museum.

Where Are They Now? Meet Seven JCU Valedictorians

Where Are They Now? Meet Seven JCU Valedictorians

In preparation for JCU’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, the Web Communications Office reached out to some past valedictorians to see what path their lives have taken.