College of Letters & Science
Elvehjem Building (LEFT) and Chazen Art Museum (RIGHT)
Art History is a dynamic department that teaches and pursues cutting-edge research in the history of art, material culture, and visual culture.


The Department of Art History's award-winning faculty produce cutting edge research and teach innovative classes which prepare our students to thrive in contemporary society. The department encourages the study of the global history of art, and material and visual culture, from a wide range of periods and a variety of world cultures. Housed in the Chazen Museum of Art, the Department works closely with the Museum to provide students with opportunities to gain training in all facets of museum work, including exhibition training.



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Our faculty and students excel in award-winning research on a great breadth of topics using cutting-edge approaches.


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We offer flexible B.A and B.S. undergraduate majors, free-standing M.A. programs, and Ph.D. programs as well as opportunities to practice curatorial work and engage in public humanities research.


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Our department prides itself in collaborating with other programs and entities on campus in the arts and humanities.

Chair's Corner

Part of our department’s mission is promoting visual literacy in the classroom through innovative teaching. During the past several years, we’ve been working hard to revamp our curriculum to attract a larger body of students as well as better meet the needs of our majors.




Ph.D. Candidate Lindsay Wells receives a Huntington Exchange Fellowship with Trinity Hall, Cambridge
February 17, 2018
"What's in a Jug? Art, Technology, Culture" opens at the Chazen Museum of Art
February 16, 2018
Professor Drewal speaks with contributor Gianofer Fields about the Yorùbá peoples of West Africa.
February 06, 2018