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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

 
Detail shot of an Ottoman Court book. Pink background with fold, white and gray flourishes.

Emine Fetvaci (Boston College)

Northwestern University Department of Art History presents the Warnock Lecture Series:
The Wonder of Paper Joinery at the Ottoman Court
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Pick-Laudati Auditorium, Block Museum of Art
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

 
Vitoria Faria and Zeki Hirsch

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Grace Deveney (Ph.D. 2022) listed as one of Newcity's Art 50 2022: Chicago’s Visual Vanguard.
Professor Escobar has published "Habsburg Madrid: Architecture and the Spanish Monarchy," a major new study of early modern architecture and urbanism, with Penn State University Press.
Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie (Ph.D. 2000) has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2022.

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