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

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 in autumn quarter 2016. 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

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium

One Division of Art History and Four Division of Art students (plus a non-Art student mentored by one of our faculty) are participating in this year’s symposium on Friday, May 20. Read more.

New Faculty Activities

Our four newest tenure-track faculty—Jason O. Germany, Aaron Flint Jamison, Adair Rounthwaite, and Michael Swaine—have been busy with developing their courses along with activities outside the classroom. Read more.

Keith Eggener speaks at CBE

6pm | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Architecture Hall, Room 147
Part of the spring lecture series hosted by the Department of Architecture in the UW College of Build Environments. Read more.

Apr 2016 – Director’s Notes

April is upon us, mid-terms are around the corner, and we are now well into the final quarter of the year with spring break fading in our memories. Window shades filter the welcome sunshine as I glance up to view the Quad that is abuzz with activity now that the leaves on the cherry trees have overtaken another spectacular bloom… Read more.

Alumni News – March 2016

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

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