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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

This lecture presents some findings and questions from Professor Trimble’s book-in-progress, Seeing Roman Slaves, which explores the role of Roman art and visual culture in representing and enforcing Roman slavery. 

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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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