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Art History

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.

We offer a BA major with an honors option as well as a minor in Art History for those pursing other undergraduate majors. At the graduate level, an MA degree and a PhD degree are available.

Recent Art History News

Poster for Utopia Neighborhood Club November 2016 Exhibition
A series of exhibitions and events hosted by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. It begins with a November/December show of work by School faculty plus additional projects and ideas from international artists. Read more
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The School invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions to begin in September 2017. One is in the Division of Art History (American Art), and the other is in the Division of Art (Interdisciplinary Visual Arts). Read more
Pulling down the statue of George III . . . July 1776
Hosted by the Division of Art History, this lecture on Nov 17 is titled "Performing Iconoclasm: New York, 1776–1976." It is free and open to the public, but please RSVP. Read more