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.



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


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.


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

Chair’s Corner

Fall 2019 is a new semester of exciting news and events in the Art History Department!

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Wed 23
Thu 24

CVC Lecture: Allyson Nadia Field

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 24

Photo Preservation Workshop

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 25

CVC Workshop: Allyson Nadia Field

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 25

MMoCA: Live Q&A with Sebura&Gartelmann

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 29

CDMC Lecture: The Book in Art Museum Contexts

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 09

Victorian Kilbourn Walking Tour

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm