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Professor Joshua Shannon's New Book - Humans - Is Published

In a volume published by the University of Chicago Press, Professor Joshua Shannon and Co-Editors Laura Bieger and Jason Weems turn an Art-Historical Eye on Humans

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Lily Wies Begins One-Year Fellowship in Japan

After a pandemic-fueled delay, Lily Wies travels to Japan for a 12-month fellowship supported by the Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Doctoral Fellowship

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Marjorie Venit Memorial Lecture 2021

Dr. Robert Cohon will deliver the second-ever lecture in the Marjorie Venit Memorial Lecture series on Monday, November 15th

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In Frame

See what our students are up to in internships on campus and throughout the DMV

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Making Space for Black Art in Academic Art History

Through her teaching, research and beyond, Jordana Moore Saggese is working to undo the ‘colonialist and white supremacist logic’ that has pervaded the field of art history.

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The Department of Art History and Archaeology is a community of students and scholars that focuses on visual, material and textual expressions as a means to understand culture. We critically engage with the reality of living in a world of images, working across a wide range of histories, perspectives and values. Our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels learn from internationally recognized faculty experts in the field and engage with leading D.C. area arts institutions. Moreover, all students and faculty benefit from innovative technology and digital approaches through the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture.

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Interested in our undergraduate programs?

In addition to a B.A. in art history, the department offers a minor in archaeology. Get information on advising, major requirements and more through the links below. 

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Studies in Art History and Archaeology

The department offers a Ph.D. and an M.A. in art history and archaeology. Learn more about our programs, or find information relevant to current students through the links below.


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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

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Research and Innovation

Research in art history and archaeology is an interdisciplinary enterprise. Engaging diverse theoretical frameworks and research methods, our faculty produce innovative scholarship in the form of books and articles, digital projects, museum exhibitions, public lectures and more.

Research and Innovation