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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 Gift

The Liz Warnock Gift to Art History provides generous funds to support an array of programming in the department
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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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News & Events

 

Awards & Honors

 
Professor Huey Copeland appointed to the Arthur Andersen Teaching and Research Professorship

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Statement on Department’s Commitment to Openness and Inclusion
Professor David Van Zanten named a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians
Professor Huey Copeland appointed to the Arthur Andersen Teaching and Research Professorship
Erin Reitz (PhD, 2017) named Assistant Professor in Art History at UIUC

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