Culture | 8:20 pm | January 30, 2012 | By Natasha Thondavadi

Nemerov might leave for Stanford next year

In the final lecture of his legendary art history survey, Prof. Alexander Nemerov comments on the man turning away in "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus," pictured above. Might he turn away from Yale and go west?
In the final lecture of his legendary art history survey, Prof. Alexander Nemerov comments on the man turning away in "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus," pictured above. Might he turn away from Yale and go west? Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Alexander Nemerov GRD ’92, an esteemed art historian and chair of Yale’s History of Art Department, may leave for Stanford after this school year, he said in a Monday interview.

Nemerov, whose “Introduction to the History of Art: Renaissance to the Present” was the most popular class on campus this semester, has not yet accepted or rejected a recent offer from Stanford. The professor declined to comment about when he needs to act on the offer, which he said he received during or after Shopping Period.

The chair of Stanford’s Art History department could not be reached for comment on Monday.

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