Department News

A New Location for the Department

The Department of Art History has moved to a new address while our building is being renovated. We are now located in downtown Evanston, at 1800 Sherman Ave, Suite 4400, Evanston, IL 60201. We hope you will visit us at our new space.

2013-14 Department Newsletter

The 2013-14 Department of Art History Newsletter is now available online.  If you would like to receive a printed copy to keep updated with the Department's activities, please send your mailing address to

Chicago Objects Study Initiative

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded nearly $1.3 million to Northwestern, the University of Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago to support innovative objects-based studies in art history. The department looks forward to collaborating with area institutions on a variety of projects that are intended primarily to enhance the experience of art history graduate students.


Wednesday, November 5, 20145:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Elizabeth and Todd Warnock Lecture: Yukio Lippit

Wednesday, February 25, 20155:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Elizabeth and Todd Warnock Lecture: Trinh T. Minh-ha

Wednesday, May 20, 20155:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Elizabeth and Todd Warnock Lecture: Christopher Wood

Recent Event Recap

Current graduate student Ashley Dunn presented her paper, "Medium and Memory in Martial's 'Ancien Paris'" at The Art Institute of Chicago on Friday, September 5th.  Her paper was selected for public presentation from the Art Institute's 49th Graduate Student Seminar in 2014.  More information can be found at the Art Institute's website.

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Welcome to the Northwestern University Department of Art History, a place comprised of a highly talented and productive group of scholars I am proud to call my peers. Our faculty is renowned for its interdisciplinary scholarship with particular strengths in early modern and 19th-century European art and architecture, Modern and Contemporary art and architecture across the globe, and Black Visual Culture in the United States and African Diaspora. Read more

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