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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


Northwestern University Department of Art History presents the Warnock Lecture Series in 2024-25:

Fall 2024: Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths, University of London)

February 26, 2025: Tsitsi Jaji (Duke University)

April 23, 2025: Anne Lafont (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris)

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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