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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

Join us on Friday, May 5, at 10:00 a.m. in the Grunwald Gallery of Art as we celebrate our graduating seniors. Family and friends are welcome! Read more

Professor Michelle Facos has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for 2017-2018 she will focus on her project The Copenhagen Art Academy circa 1800: Reinventing Tradition. Read more

We're so excited to bring you our Spring 2017 newsletter! A lot has happened this year that we're delighted to share with you! 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
1201 East 7th Street, Office 132
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9556