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

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Events

 
Apr
8
2019
Permission as Material — Jill Magid

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

SPRING 2019 KEYNOTE of THE SECURITY DIALOGUES Jill Magid will discuss projects related to security, intimacy, and access. This talk is ...

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News

 
The Department mourns the loss of graduate student Alexandra 'Sasha' Novozhenova
Graduate student Antawan Byrd named to curatorial team for the second edition of the Lagos Biennial
Graduate student C.C. McKee awarded 2019 College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship in Art History

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