The power and vitality of any scholarly discipline rests on its ability to forge connections—among people and ideas and across international boundaries. Connecting Art Histories aims to increase opportunities for sustained intellectual exchange across national and regional borders. It springs from the recognition that all forms of art historical study will be stronger when scholars from around the world inform each other's ideas and methodologies.

Connecting Art Histories seeks to strengthen art history as a global discipline by fostering new intellectual exchanges among scholars in targeted regions whose economic or political realities have previously prevented collaboration. Connecting Art Histories also seeks to enhance the preparation of younger scholars in countries where art history is an emerging discipline. Foundation grants are supporting visiting professorships in select art history departments and research centers, as well as intensive research seminars. Our current focus is on Latin America and the greater Mediterranean, with occasional demonstration projects in other parts of the world.

Selected Connecting Art Histories Projects

Images (L-R): Carolina Ossa, Natalia Majluf, and Federico Eisner examine a painting by José Gil de Castro, photo courtesy Museo de Arte de Lima; members of the Art Nexus research team review historic photographs; researchers from the The Arts of Rome's Provinces project administered by Brown University, visit an archaelogical site in London; Dr. Jose Luis Ruvalcaba Sil of the Universidade Nacional de San Martín team during the XRF analysis of Miguel Cabrera's Virgin of Guadalupe (1756), Museo Nacional de Virreinato, Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Photo: Pedro Ángeles, IIEs - UNAM.