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

Publication Grant for Drpić

Art History Professor Ivan Drpić received a $3,000 Kress Foundation grant through the International Center of Medieval Art to aid in the publication of his first book.

Faculty Hires in 2015

The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design is exceedingly pleased to announce the hiring of six new faculty positions: four tenure track positions and two competitive lecturer positions spread among our three divisions.

New SAM Partnership

We are pleased to announce a new agreement between the school and the Seattle Art Museum: current students (registered majors), faculty, and staff of the SoA+AH+D will now receive free admission to both SAM and the Asian Art Museum, and select SAM curators and conservators have joined SoA+AH+D as affiliate faculty.

Faculty Searches

The School of Art + Art History + Design is welcoming applications for three faculty appointments with start dates in September 2016. Please see this post for more information.

Kollar American Art Lecture – Leo G. Mazow

Auditorium, Henry Art Gallery
6pm | Friday, November 13, 2015
RSVP using Register button here

Socially Engaged Art in Japan

The School is one of the sponsors for this interdisciplinary symposium, which takes place November 12-14, 2015. Three faculty—one from each of our divisions—are participating in sessions, and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery is hosting a speaker.

Transitions 2015

We have had arrivals, departures, and other changes in faculty and staff since the start of the calendar year.

Walker-Ames Lecture – Alexander Nagel

Room 120, Kane Hall
7:30pm | Thursday, October 15, 2015
Free, but register through this webpage

Mayor’s Arts Awards

Art History Professor Robin Wright and 3D4M Professor Emeritus Akio Takamori won two of the five awards in 2015. Watch a video of the ceremony here (go to 25:40 for Wright and 30:45 for Takamori).

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