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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People

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

Academics

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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.

Resources

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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

It is with a heavy heart that I write of the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Narciso Menocal, Professor Emeritus in the Department.

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News

A Memorial to celebrate Narciso’s extraordinary life will be held on Saturday, August 25.
August 10, 2018
Prof. Henry Drewal was part of the curatorial team for "Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths," which runs from June 3 - December 30 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.
June 29, 2018
Professor Jill H. Casid gives a distinguished lecture at the Kunsthistorisches Institut at the Freie Universität in Berlin.
May 31, 2018
The Department is pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Undergraduate Prizes.
May 21, 2018

Events

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