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Art History

Why Study Art History?


Our Program

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In Art History, we study the art and architecture of cultures around the world and across millennia. We take a variety of approaches to our objects, but focus on understanding their aesthetic and historical significance as well as their social relevance. 


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Warnock Lecture Series


Jennifer Trimble (Stanford), May 19, 5 PM (CT)

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Chicago Objects Study Initiative

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. COSI provides graduate students with training in object-based research with the Art Institute of Chicago.
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Warnock Gift

The Liz Warnock Gift to Art History provides generous funds to support an array of programming in the department
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News & Events


In Memoriam

Prof. Robert Bird (University of Chicago), husband and collaborator of Prof. Christina Kiaer, who has worked with a number of our graduate students, passed away on Labor Day


Graduate Student Town Hall

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Online

Town Hall for Graduate Students on Friday from 3:15-4:15 pm Please join the Town Hall with Rob and Hannah. Please email art-history@nor...

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Liza Oliver (PhD 2014) is a finalist for CAA’s Charles Rufus Morey Book Award
The book for Alissa Schapiro's co-curated exhibition wins CAA's 2021 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award
Advanced PhD Candidate Antawan Byrd's book was selected by the New York Times as one of the Best Art Books of 2020

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