The Division of Art History examines art and visual culture as instruments of knowledge and methods of human expression that operate in many arenas of history, tradition and the contemporary environment.

Current News

Active Art History Graduate Students

MA and PhD students in the Division of Art History are often busy with research, writing, and projects. Read about the recent and upcoming activities for Giffin, Henneman, McClelland, Palmor, Sadler, Stimac, and Wager.

2016 Graduation + Teaching Awards

We have a Dean’s Medalist — Tzyy Yi (Amy ) Young — as well as nine other students who received Graduating with Excellence or Teaching with Excellence Awards. Read more.

Art History: 4 PhDs + 1 MA

Five graduate students from the Division of Art History completed their degrees during the 2015-2016 academic year: Di Lodovico, Hafferty, Henneman, Palmor, and Waterman. Read more

Mintz Moves to Asian Art Museum

In May, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco announced that Robert Mintz (MA 1995, PhD 2002) has been appointed as the new Deputy Director, Art & Programs. He begins work there on July 5, 2016. Read more

Alumni News – May 2016

A listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during May. Read more.

Faculty Hires in 2016

The School of Art + Art History + Design is pleased to announce that we have hired two tenure-track faculty who will begin their teaching during the 2016-2017 academic year. These positions represent the continuation of a long-term legacy in our Division of Art History and the expansion of an important area in our Division of Design. Read more.

Matahoata at Musée du Quai Branly

Carol Ivory (MA 1982, PhD 1990) began seriously studying the art of the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, while a PhD student. She has recently curated the most comprehensive exhibition to date on this topic at Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. Read more.

Alumni News – April 2016

A listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during April. Read more.

Graduation Celebration 2016

Saturday, June 11, 9-11am
Meany Hall
Tickets required; read more

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