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UBC Flag Lowered In Memory of the 215 Children Buried at the Former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Jun 8th, 2021
The Canada flag (at Flag Pole Plaza) and the BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Life Building) are lowered until further notice, in memory of the 215 children buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Please read a message to the community from Prof. Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor and Dr. Lesley […]


Congratulations to Art History Honours Graduate Niklas Groschinski

Jun 2nd, 2021
Catching up with some of the achievements of our amazing undergraduate students! Niklas Groschinski completed his BA Honours in Art History in AHVA this spring and is entering the MA program in Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History at the Warburg Institute in London this fall. In his time at UBC, Niklas has worked closely with Professor […]


AHVA Faculty and Alumni involved in Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo at the Vancouver Art Gallery

May 31st, 2021
    The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates Assistant Professor Jeneen Frei Njootli, UBC colleague Phanuel Antwi, and AHVA alumni Jenn Jackson and Grant Arnold on their newly co-curated exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. They are among the five co-curators of this exhibition, which also includes the work of AHVA […]


New Book by Professor Erin Silver, Suzy Lake: Life & Work

May 7th, 2021
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates Assistant Professor Erin Silver on the release of her new book, Suzy Lake: Life & Work (Art Canada Institute). In this book, Silver examines Lake’s interests in issues of identity in relation to society, gender, and the universal experiences of power and authority, and the […]


Call for applications: Art History and Visual Art Sessional Lectureships

Apr 26th, 2021
We invite applications for part-time sessional lecturers. UBC is preparing for a return to in-person teaching, however, candidates should also be prepared to offer online instruction if required. 2021 Winter Term 1 (September 1 to December 31, 2021) ARTH 227 (001) — What Is Modern Art? ARTH 480 (001 BMS) — Visual and Digital Media […]


Dustin Brons Selected as Winner of 2021 New Generation Photography Award

Apr 6th, 2021
Dustin Brons, Stovetop, 2019. Collection of the artist. © Dustin Brons   Congratulations to AHVA sessional faculty member and alumnus Dustin Brons who has been selected as one of the three winners of the 2021 New Generation Photography Award. The New Generation Photography Award was established in 2017 by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with Scotiabank. Brons would like to thank AHVA […]


Seeking Canada Research Chair (Tier II, tenure-track) in Art History — History of South Asian Art, Architecture and Visual Culture

Mar 29th, 2021
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC), Tier II specializing in the history of the art, architecture and visual culture of South Asia. This position is expected to be a full-time, tenure-track appointment made at the […]


Statement Denouncing Anti-Asian Racism

Mar 25th, 2021
March 25, 2021 The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory firmly condemns anti-Asian racism and violence. We grieve with the loved ones and the communities of the eight victims of the attacks that took place last week in Atlanta, Georgia. We join President Santa Ono and the University in expressing our dismay at […]


VISA 330 Painting Showcase at Audain Art Centre

Mar 24th, 2021
Art in the time of Covid! AHVA Gallery staff and Work Learn students have recently installed works from the third-year painting class VISA 330, taught by Phil McCrum in fall 2020. The display is viewable from outside the Audain Art Centre along University Boulevard. The artists were asked to respond to a number of themes […]


Call for Applications: Ellen Neel & Beau Dick Award in Art History, Visual Art & Theory

Mar 11th, 2021
Image credit: Ellen Neel in her studio, 1958, Photo: Gar Lunney/Library and Archives Canada /National Film Board Fonds/e011176933 The Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory is now accepting applications for the Ellen Neel and Beau Dick Award in Art History, Visual Art and Theory, Award Details: Awards totalling $2,150 have been made available […]