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.
Part of our department’s mission is promoting visual literacy in the classroom through innovative teaching. During the past several years, we’ve been working hard to revamp our curriculum to attract a larger body of students as well as better meet the needs of our majors.