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


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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.


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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

The department is very pleased to announce Prof. Nancy Rose Marshall has won a Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Marshall is one of twelve faculty members across the university awarded this honor in 2017-18.




Prof. Andrzejewski presented at the Vernacular Architecture Forum in Alexandria, VA.
May 14, 2018
Christy Wahl, Ph.D. Candidate, has been awarded a research grant through the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst or DAAD).
May 11, 2018
Ph.D. Candidate Lindsay Wells receives yet another fellowship!
May 07, 2018
Art History undergraduate student Hayley Huston has received a prestigious Hilldale Fellowship.
May 02, 2018