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Art History

Art History at IU

The Department of Art History is dedicated to exploring and demonstrating the significance and meaning of art, visual experience, and their histories globally to the University and its communities through exemplary research and teaching. The Department has been awarding Ph.D. degrees in art history since 1965. Our work investigates how art and visual culture engage the social world and give life to the world of human imagination in its many facets. The Department collaborates with the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Fine Arts Library, the School of Art + Design, and many other humanities departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

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Department News

Abigail Billing, a Media School student with minors in Art History and Informatics, is one of the new Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Interns for the Mathers Museum. We're so excited for this great opportunity for her. Read more

Professor Phillip Bloom has accepted the position of Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies and Curator of Chinese Garden Art at the Huntington Library, Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. We wish him all the best in his new role. Read more

The Department of Art History has moved to the Radio/Television Building. Come visit us on the third floor. The main office is room 316.

"While I am not necessarily using my History of Art degree in a way that I might have envisioned upon declaring my major back in 2007, I know that I would not be in the position I am without the writing and research skills I developed in the program. . . My dream is to wind up working at IU down the road as there are few places I love as much as Bloomington and the IU campus. " Read more

Colin M. Brier-Braxton, Assistant Director of Compliance, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Wyoming (BA, 2010)

 

Department of Art History
Radio/TV Building 316
1229 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9390