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Current Students

Students are at the center of life in the University of Maryland Department of Art History and Archaeology, including in our undergraduate and graduate student organizations.

Students within the Department of Art History and Archaeology have established several student organizations in order to further the academic, professional and social goals of undergraduate and graduate students.

Explore Art History and Archaeology Student Organizations

Undergraduate Art History Association

The undergraduate Art History Association (AHA) is a place where students—majors or non-majors—interested in art history and archaeology can connect. Members of AHA organize film nights and study breaks and publicize cultural events such as concerts, lectures and discussions about topics related to the arts. AHA also organizes day trips to museums in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore area, as well as longer trips to Philadelphia and New York so that students can explore the rich and varied museum and gallery offerings related to their coursework. For more information please contact the undergraduate advisor at

Graduate Art History Association

The Graduate Art History Association (GAHA) is a place where new students can engage in professional development and ask more advanced students for advice about the program. We run semi-annual fundraisers to help support our yearly Guest Lecture and Colloquium and our Undergraduate Art History Symposium, as well as other events and workshops with our faculty advisor and other faculty members during our monthly meetings. All graduate students are encouraged to join. For more information please contact the current GAHA president, Hannah Prescott, at 

Meet some of our current students

The Department of Art History and Archaeology is proud of the many achievements of its students. We are delighted to spotlight these outstanding individuals.

Megan May

Megan May

Megan May is a senior art history major and history minor, focusing on 18th- and 19th-century American Art. Under the direction of Dr. Alicia Volk, she is currently writing her honors thesis on images of black servants and slaves in 18th-century American portraits.

Get to know Megan May

Art Hist student

Nicolay Duque-Robayo

Nicolay Duque-Robayo is a senior art history and philosophy double major, focusing on Modern and Contemporary art in Europe and America. Under the direction of Dr. Steven Mansbach, they are currently writing their honors thesis on the advent of photography between the wars in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Get to know Nicolay Duque-Robayo

Audrey Tarn

Audrey Tarn

Audrey Tarn is a senior double major in Art History and Computer Science. She has spent several semesters working in the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, where she has explored the intersection of technology and art history under the supervision of Dr. Quint Gregory and Dr. Chris Cloke.

Get to know Audrey Tarn