College of Letters & Science
Picture of The Judgment of the Dead, an Egyptian scroll


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

As 2017 draws to a close, I look back on the path the art history department took this year and where we are headed. The university and our department faced many challenges in recent years, but we also achieved many successes and are well positioned for the years ahead. I am very excited to be leading the department at this point as we look ahead to the future.