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 2018-19 academic year is upon us. I’m pleased to be stepping in as Interim Chair, and look forward to helping Art History see another productive and successful year of teaching, scholarship and outreach.




October 11, 2018
LauraLee Brott's "The Geography of Devotion in the BL Map Psalter" is in the fall 2018 issue.
October 02, 2018
PhD Candidate Lindsay Wells presents her research conducted last month as the Amy P. Goldman Fellow in Pre-Raphaelite Studies at the Delaware Art Museum and University of Delaware.
October 02, 2018
Prof. Anna Andrzejewski took 7 graduate students to southwestern North Dakota for 5 days to research the vanishing buildings of German-Russian immigrants.
October 01, 2018