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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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Awards & Honors

Professor Huey Copeland is the 2019 Recipient of the High Museum’s David C. Driskell Prize

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The Department mourns the loss of graduate student Alexandra 'Sasha' Novozhenova
Graduate student C.C. McKee named Assistant Professor of Modern Art at Bryn Mawr
Graduate student Douglas Gabriel named 2019-20 Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Studies at Harvard University

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