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 09

Paul Mellon Centre Book Night

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 11

Chazen Museum of Art: Family Friday

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri 11

Senior Honors Thesis Presentation: Tanvi Dhariwal

December 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri 11

Art History Celebration of Graduation

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 17

Poetry of the Moment

December 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sat 19

Chazen Museum of Art: Our Kind of Happy Holiday

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm