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

2014 Graduation Awards

Go here to read the article about our Dean’s Medalist Jueqian (Ripple) Fang. Click the title above to see the full list of awards given at this year’s Graduation Celebration.

Mad Campus: discover art in unexpected places

Mad Campus is MadArt’s newest public art exhibit, consisting of 12 large-scale, temporary, site-specific works to be displayed in various outdoor locations on the UW campus, September 13 – October 25, 2014…

Wang Publishes First Book

Art History Professor Haicheng Wang had his first book debut in May 2013. Titled Writing and the Ancient State: Early China in Comparative Perspective, it was published by Cambridge University Press…

Design 300 – Design Thinking, Summer Quarter 2014

A class for students from any major who enjoy creative, hands-on projects and want to learn how the power of design can change the world.

Announcement: Jacob Lawrence Gallery Director

Incoming School of Art + Art History + Design Director Jamie Walker is pleased to announce that Scott Lawrimore has been named the first Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, effective 01 July 2014. Read the press release here.

SoA Calendar

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Most Recent Newsletter

The current School of Art newsletter was released via email on 12 February 2014. Read it now. Current and past newsletters are always available at this page.

Retirement, What is That?

Four faculty members have or will soon make career transitions. For non-faculty, the term might be retirement, but for most faculty it means moving away from teaching to focusing on other professional activities…

Monuments Men Connection

A recently released film, The Monuments Men, is raising awareness about a World War II program that aimed to preserve cultural treasures during the war…

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