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 Indiana University Art Museum, 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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The Department of Art History invites applications for a tenure-track position in contemporary art and architecture. The ideal candidate will be able to offer a range of courses dealing with the history and theory of art since 1960 and to participate in a highly interdisciplinary program with existing strengths in modern art and visual culture. Applicants should have or expect to receive the Ph.D. degree by August 2016. Teaching experience is required, publications desirable. Starting date is August 2016. More Info »

Professor Michelle Facos has published Symbolist Roots of Modern Art, a volume edited with Thor J. Mednick (IU Art History PhD, 2009) and including a contribution by Department of Art History graduate student Katie Larson. More Info »

Along with Walter S. Melion and Michel Weemans, Professor Bret Rothstein has published The Anthropomorphic Lens: Anthropomorphism, Microcosmism and Analogy in Early Modern Thought and Visual Arts. More Info »

Professors Sarah Bassett, Melody Barnett Deusner, Margaret Graves and Jeffrey Saletnik are awarded fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; Fulbright Commission; and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. More Info »

Professor Diane Reilly has published Acta Synodi Atrebatensis, Vita Autberti, Vita Gaugerici; Varia scripta ex officina Gerardi exstantia with Steven Vanderputten. More Info »

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