• Summer Study Abroad in Rome

  • Samothrace, Framing the Mysteries in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods

  • Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain. ARTHIST 759R: Bernini, Prof. Sarah McPhee

  • Kandinsky, Mural Setting. ARTHIST 769: The Bauhaus and After, Prof. Todd Cronan

  • Korhogo, Côte d'Ivoire, 2014. ARTHIST 485W: Focus on Arts of Africa, Prof. Gagliardi

  • Chancay Effigy. ARTHIST 266 Ancient South and Central American Art, Prof. Stone

  • Palazzo Tolomei, Siena. ARTHIST349: Art and the City in the Age of Dante. Prof. Campbell

  • Claude Monet, Garden at Sainte-Adresse. ARTHIST 262: Europe in the Late 19th Century. Prof. Merrill

Upcoming Events


AntiquiTEA at the Carlos Museum
Annie Shanley, PhD candidate in the Art History Department, discusses Sopdet, an Egyptian goddess.
Carlos Museum Reception Hall, Level Three
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Evelyn Lincoln, Professor of Art History, Brown University
Carlos Museum Reception Hall, Level Three
6:00-7:00 PM

Mission Statement and News

Mission: The Art History Department studies the forms, functions, meanings, and theoretical underpinnings of the visual arts...continued


Elizabeth Pastan, President of the American Corpus Vitrearum, has been awarded a Kress Foundation grant to develop a professional website for the organization.

Bonna Wescoat won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014 which will enable her to develop and write a monograph, Insula Sacra: Samothrace and the Sanctuary of the Great Gods.

Walter Melion, 2014-15 recipient of the Chair Francqui from the Belgian Fondation Francqui, will be giving a series distinguished lectures in December and March at the Université catholique de Louvain.