Department of Art History

Chelsea Foxwell

Assistant Professor
Department of Art History

5540 S Greenwood Ave
Cochrane-Woods Art Center 265
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-7946

Professor Foxwell is an art historian at the university's Department of Art History whose work focuses on Japan’s artistic interactions with the rest of East Asia and beyond, nihonga and yōga; “export art” and the world’s fairs; practices of image circulation, exhibition, and display; and the relationship between image-making and the kabuki theater. For more information, visit her page at the Art History Department, or her page at the University of Chicago press.


Wei-Cheng Lin

Associate Professor
Department of Art History

268 Cochrane Woods Art Center
5540 S Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-0268

Professor Wei-Cheng Lin specializes in the history of Chinese art and architecture, with a focus on medieval periods. His primary interests in research are visual and material cultural issues in Buddhist art and architecture and China’s funerary practice through history. His current book project, “Performative Architecture of China,” investigates the ways in which Chinese architecture can be considered as actively engaging its users by structuring, affecting, evoking, or shaping their spatial senses and imagination. It explores architecture’s performative potential through history and the meanings enacted through such architectural performance. For more information, visit his page at the Department of Art History.


Katherine Tsiang

Associate Director, Center for the Art of East Asia
Department of Art History

5540 S Greenwood Ave
CWAC 166
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1060

Katherine Tsiang is the Associate Director of Center for East Asian Art, while her research concentrates on the fields of Chinese Buddhist art, Chinese ceramics and material culture, and cultural interactions and political rhetoric in the production of art in medieval China. Her professional experience also includes teaching and collaborative work with museums and organizing exhibitions. For more information, visit her profile at the university's Center for East Asian Art.


Hung Wu

Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Art History
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Director, Center for the Art of East Asia
Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art.

5540 S Greenwood Ave
CWAC 274
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-0274

Professor Hung Wu focuses on early Chinese art and relationships between visual forms (architecture, bronze vessels, pictorial carvings and murals, etc.) and ritual, social memory, and political discourses. Professor Wu is also the Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia and a Consulting Curator for the Smart Museum of Art. For more information, check out his profile at the university's Department of Art History.