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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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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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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.

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