Elon University’s Art and Art History Department is committed to scholarly pursuit and creative expression. Our students and faculty thrive in the rich intellectual community of our Studio Art and Art History programs. Both programs share in the mission of the broader university, with its dynamic and challenging undergraduate curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and integrated learning across the disciplines. Together, we set out to understand art in its many contexts and share the passion to advance critical viewing, thinking, and communication skills in our students.
The Professor of Art History discussed archival revelations in the study of Belle Époque painter Madeleine Lemaire.
The art history professor's paper, "This Woman Artist Who Is Not One," served as a manifesto against cisnormativity in the scholarly study of historical figures.
Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, developed and co-chaired the flagship conference's first panel devoted entirely to trans and gender variant art histories.
The art historian appears in the Fall/Winter 2017 volume with a critique of contemporary art historical Orientalism.
Art historian Kirstin Ringelberg presented as part of a panel on gender and style in 19th-century French culture at the annual colloquium hosted this year by the University of Virginia.