Sam Gilliam, Looking at the Moon (detail), 1991. Mixed media. Collection of the College of Wooster Art Museum. The Raymond Machesney Art Collection, Gift of the Raymond Machesney ’59 Trust. 2018.16. Photograph by Marianne Eileen Wardle.

The College of Wooster Art Museum spring exhibition features work from famed abstract artist Sam Gilliam

The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) is displaying its spring exhibition, Essential Matter, Jan. 12 to April 2 in the Sussel Gallery of […]

Egyptian Mummy

The College of Wooster Art Museum hosts event on the collection’s Egyptian mummy

The College of Wooster Art Museum is hosting an event called “IN CONTEXT: The Wooster Mummy” on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Lean […]

Amber Kempthorn, adjunct faculty member of the Department of Art & Art History at The College of Wooster

Art Instructor Amber Kempthorn premiers short, animated film accompanied by Akron Symphony Orchestra

Amber Kempthorn, adjunct faculty member of the Department of Art & Art History at The College of Wooster, will premier her four-part animation Ordinary […]


The College of Wooster Art Museum fall exhibit highlights the impact of everyday containers

This fall, The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) is displaying the exhibition, “CONTAINED: The Art of Holding it Together” in the Sussel Gallery […]

Marina Mangubi, professor of studio art at The College of Wooster

Marina Mangubi exhibits Painting Biathlon at Smith College

Marina Mangubi, professor of studio art at The College of Wooster, combined her love of skiing and painting in a performance art series titled […]

Hoover and Emily Baragwanath, associate professor of classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at the 2021 Eta Sigma Phi annual undergraduate research conference at The University of Georgia.

Wooster student presents research on Italian Renaissance artwork at regional conference

Isabelle Hoover, an art history and classical studies major at The College of Wooster, presented her research at the annual meeting of the Classical […]

African Queens: The Unknown Voices of the Archaeological Record​

Name: Raena Gamble Major: Archaeology Minors: Classical Studies, Art History Advisors: Dr. Siavash Samei The marginalization of female voices is a common occurrence throughout […]

Kate Schlegel

Integrating Art History into K-5 Social Studies Classrooms

Name: Kate Schlegel Majors: Art History, Education Advisor: Tracy Cosgriff & Allison Neptune This independent study investigates the possibility for interaction between art and […]

Kate Read

Forming National Identity through Commemoration: Representation within Postage Stamps at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum

Name: Kate Read Major: Anthropology Minor: Art History Advisors: Dr. Elizabeth Derderian & Dr. Zareen Thomas This independent study focuses on the idea of forming a national identity […]

Head shot of Annabelle Andersen

Rockin’ Cities Underground: An Urban Morphological Lens in the Archaeological Cavate Sites of Derinkuyu and Naours

Name: Anabelle Andersen Majors: Archaeology and Art History Advisors: Siavash Samei and Kara Morrow The underground cities of Derinkuyu and Naours, respectively found in Turkey and […]

Megan E. Zims Head shot

The Fading of Intention: Photodegradation Studies of Carmine Colorants and Their Implications in Art Conservation

Name: Megan E. Zins Major: Chemistry Minor: Art History Advisors: Dr. Sarah J. Sobeck Cultural heritage objects are irreplaceable objects that have artistic, historical, and/or cultural […]

Two exhibits on view this semester at The College of Wooster Art Museum

The College of Wooster Art Museum has two exhibits on display during the spring semester. Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project and Painting Biathlon […]

Jonas Short '21 with Pam Frese, professor of anthropology, and Tracy Cosgriff, assistant professor of art and art history, middle eastern, and North African studies

Perceiving artifacts from multiple lenses enhances meaning

For students with multiple majors like Jonas Short, Independent Study can act as an opportunity to combine multiple inter­ests in a project they’re truly […]

Lilly Woerner

Seeing Red: Investigation of the color’s use in early baroque art and stability based upon pigment preparation

Name: Lilly Woerner Majors: Chemistry and Art History Advisors: Dr. Sarah Sobeck and Dr. Tracy Cosgriff When the cochineal insect was first introduced to […]

The Art of Reconciliation: The Influence of the Black Community on the Detroit Institute of Arts

Name: Jillian Madeleine Kouayara Major: Art History Advisor: Dr. Kara Morrow and Dr. John Siewart (second reader) Museums were created with a Eurocentric narrative […]

Immersive Fantasy: An Exploration of Cultural Diversity in Fantasy Novels

Name: Sarah Rapacz Major: English Minor: Art Advisors: Dr. Claire Eager, Dr. Jennifer Hayward Immerse is a medieval fantasy novel exploring the relationships between […]

Adding to the Narrative: Stories of the Holocaust through Portraiture and the Museum

Name: Marloes Krabbe Majors: Anthropology, Art History Advisors: Dr. Beth Derderian, Dr. John Siewert My independent study is an anthropological and art historical analysis […]

Christine Weber

The Tel Kabri Wall and Floor Paintings: Microcosms of Mediterranean Middle Bronze Age Trade and Representations of a Canaanite Palatial Economy

Name: Christine Weber Majors: Archaeology, Art History Minor: Classical Studies Advisors: Dr. Kara Morrow, Dr. Siavash Samei This Independent Study combines art historical approaches […]

Georgia Hopps-Weber

Preserving Keith Haring’s Legacy of “Art for All” through the Study of the Chemical Degradation of Daylight Fluorescent Paints and their Constituent Rhodamine Dyes

Student Name: Georgia Hopps-Weber Major: Chemistry, Art History Advisors: Dr. Sobeck and Dr. Siewert Daylight fluorescent paints were introduced in the 1940s by the […]

Bridget Murphy Milligan, associate professor of the Department of Art and Art History

Bridget Murphy Milligan receives Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award

Award recognizes art professor’s photographic series “Wonder Tales”