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Department of Art History

Department of
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

Art History alumnus, Dr. Aaron Rio (IU '04), has been appointed Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Curator of Japanese and Korean Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Read more

Professor Faye Gleisser curated the exhibition, Preview 6: We've met before, with the Chicago Artists Coalition. This is a group exhibition featuring BOLT Artist Residents from 2016-2017. This exhibition will present work by Amanda Joy Calobrisi, Annette Hur, Ginger Krebs, Hương Ngô, Jeffrey Michael Austin, Juan Camilo Guzmán, Kaveri Raina, Luis Sahagun, Mayumi Lake, and Yvette Mayorga. It is the first and only group show of these artists together, presenting current works or revealing new directions that the artists may explore in their solo exhibitions occuring in 2017. Read more

The American Musicological Society granted Professor Diane Reilly and Dr. Susan Boynton the Solie Award for an outstanding collection of essays for their book Resounding Images: Medieval Intersections of Art, Music, and Sound (Brepols). Read more

"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
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Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9556