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Selma Holo, director of the USC Fisher Museum of Art and professor of art history, co-edited the new book, <em>Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Value</em>, which examines what museums must do to be indispensable to society today and in the future.

"Beyond the Turnstile": Does the World Need Museums?

December 1, 2009

Even before the financial crisis hit last year, top museum directors worldwide knew they were operating in a bubble that couldn't last."I think what happened was that everything just got out of control. Exhibitons got more and…

Richard Meyer Receives Art Journal Award

Richard Meyer Receives Art Journal Award

January 21, 2009

Richard Meyer, associate professor of art history and fine arts and director of The Contemporary Project at USC, has been selected for the College Art Association’s 2009 Art Journal Award for his essay titled…

Rachel discusses the original material donated to the Doheny Library by the Examiner. Photo credit Alexandra Bissonnette.

USC Doheny Library Regional History Collection

January 1, 2009

Conducting research in USC College is exhilarating, rewarding and an essential component of the undergraduate experience according to art history major and senior Rachel Huichong Wen. She learned this first-hand after spending…

Meet the Class of 2012

Meet the Class of 2012

December 1, 2008

One student likens conducting scientific research to playing the violin. Another found research inspiration in his adolescent acne. Still another, awed by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and intrigued by the artist’s…

Unlocking the Maya Code

Unlocking the Maya Code

April 1, 2008

Think of Megan O’Neil’s scholarly work as forensic art history. She’s not looking to solve crimes, although she uncovers plenty of murder and mayhem. She’s looking for something far more universal: how…

Building a Legacy

Building a Legacy

October 1, 2007

When Smithsonian magazine editors began combing the nation for a phenomenal historian under age 36, they were told the task would be daunting. “Historians tend not to peak until later in their careers, we were told over…

Thinking Outward

Thinking Outward

July 1, 2007

Piper Stremmel knows what originally attracted her to community service at USC. As a freshman, she participated in the Joint Educational Project (JEP), the College’s service-learning program, to bolster her…

Act Locally

Act Locally

March 1, 2005

Art Historian Selma Holo examines the activism of the artists and museums of Oaxaca By Katherine Yungmee Kim March 2005 The state of Oaxaca always had an identity separate from the rest of Mexico’s. Even though it was…