College of Arts and Sciences

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

Profesor Diane Reilly will present "Sound, Image and Learning in the Medieval Monestary of Cȋteaux," and "The Lion of Saint Mark in Medieval Art History," at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima Peru.

The Department of Art History is delighted to announce Faye Gleisser will be joining Indiana University as assistant professor of contemporary art in the fall. Gleisser is a specialist in the intersection of performance art, biopolitics, and technologies of surveillance in the 1960s and 70s.

Professor Jeffrey Saletnik published essays in the exhibition catalogue Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957, as well as essays in Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and his Contemporaries and Artforum. More Info »

Professor Phillip Bloom published “Shikakuka sareta girei to kansō: Daitokuji denrai Gohyaku rakan zu ni okeru suiriku-e no hyōgen” More Info »

Department of Art History
1201 East 7th Street, Office 132
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9556