Art History Courses

Students viewing art at Morris Library

The Art History faculty is at the heart of the department's undergraduate and graduate curricula. Recognized nationally and internationally, the faculty consists of scholars active in research and publication. Several of its members have been recognized with prestigious awards, such as fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Smithsonian Institution, the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, and the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge (UK), among others. Faculty research interests inform their teaching of graduate and undergraduate seminars, as well as foster a lively atmosphere of scholarly exchange during student-faculty interactions. Students are guided to develop their own projects and learn how to effectively research, organize, and construct a successful art historical study, from a simple term paper to a doctoral dissertation.