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.




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

As 2018 draws to a close, it's time to look back but also look ahead to some exciting things ahead in the Department of Art History.




"History of Wisconsin Architecture"
January 15, 2019
Office of the Secretary of the Faculty awards Andrzejewski with the 2019 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
January 07, 2019
"Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths" ranked #4 in top 15 art exhibitions in LA for 2018.
January 04, 2019