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.

Thu 28

UW Art 2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - November 6 @ 11:45 pm
Thu 28

UW Art Class of 2021 Master of Fine Arts Exhibitions

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - November 6 @ 11:45 pm
Thu 28

Fill the Hill 2021

October 28 - October 29
Thu 28

The Courtauld | Open Courtauld Hour: Restaged!

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 29
Fri 29

Wisconsin Alumni | UW Homecoming Block Party

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 30

Getty | Mysterious Monster Collage

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm