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Art History

Why Study Art History?


Our Program

Prof. Zorach with grads at Newberry Library

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 University), May 19, 5 PM (CT)

Interactions of slavery and visual culture in ancient Rome


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Cosi Fellow at AIC giving a gallery talk

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


Department News

This fall the department will welcome a new faculty member Antawan Byrd



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Scott Miller (PhD 2020) presents at The Met's Virtual Spring Fellows Colloquia on May 6
Douglas Gabriel (PhD 2019) awarded Getty Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History
Undergraduate alumna Lois Biggs awarded a 2020-21 Fulbright Fellowship
The book for Alissa Schapiro's co-curated exhibition wins CAA's 2021 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award
Liza Oliver (PhD 2014) is a finalist for CAA’s Charles Rufus Morey Book Award

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