Collection Description

Images captured by emeritus and currently teaching faculty members of the Art History Department during research trips in Europe, India and the United States from the 1950s to the present day. Major concentrations in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Garden design, and Sculpture. Focused along the professors’ teaching interests, major chronological groupings highlight Medieval Europe through the Rococo period, with special emphasis on major architectural monuments; architecture of the ancient Mediterranean; Renaissance and Baroque sculpture; Modern European and American architecture; major gardens of 18th-century Britain and France; the architecture of Colonial and Federal Period America, with a special emphasis on garden design.

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  • A biography of Walter Widrig 

    Widrig, Walter M.
    Walter Widrig is Professor of Art History Emeritus at Rice University. He came to the University in 1969 from the University of St. Thomas, and was chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Rice from 1982-1985. ...
  • A biography of Joseph Manca 

    Manca, Joseph, 1956-
    Joseph Manca is the Nina J. Cullinan Professor of Art and Art History at Rice University. He began teaching at Rice in 1989, and served as chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 2004-2009. During the period ...
  • A biography of Katherine Brown 

    Brown, Katherine T.
    Katherine Tsanoff Brown was the first art history instructor at Rice University’s newly-established Department of Art and Art History, arriving in 1963. She had entered the Rice Institute as a student at the age of 15, ...
  • A biography of Philip Oliver-Smith 

    Oliver-Smith, Philip
    Philip Oliver-Smith was a professor of Art History at Rice University. He came to the University in 1969 from the University of St. Thomas. Professor Oliver-Smith’s areas of expertise and research interest included ancient ...
  • A biography of William A Camfield 

    Camfield, William A.
    William Camfield is Joseph and Joanna N. Mullen Professor of Art History Emeritus at Rice University. He came to the University in 1969 from the University of St. Thomas and was chair of the Department of Art and Art History ...

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