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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People

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

Academics

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.

Resources

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 22

2020 UW-Madison Art MA Exhibition Season

January 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 22

Design 2020: Ruth Davis Design Gallery

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 23

2020 UW-Madison Art MA Exhibition Season

January 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 23

Design 2020: Ruth Davis Design Gallery

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 24

2020 UW-Madison Art MA Exhibition Season

January 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 24

Design 2020: Ruth Davis Design Gallery

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 24
Sat 25

Design 2020: Ruth Davis Design Gallery

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun 26

Design 2020: Ruth Davis Design Gallery

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm