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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

Pixelated painting of the Prophet Muhammad, SK Pop Article, January 2023

Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan)

Northwestern University Department of Art History presents the Warnock Lecture Series:
Islamic Images of the Prophet Muhammad Today: Pietistic Superscripts, Motions to Dismiss, and Mocking @IslamistAgendas
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Lecture: 5:00 PM–6:30 PM
Reception: 6:30–7:30 PM
Pick-Laudati Auditorium, Block Museum of Art
Please note this Warnock Lecture will be on a Tuesday.
Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

Two of our newest faculty members, Hollyamber Kennedy and Yuthika Sharma, are featured on the Faculty Spotlight page.

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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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