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Welcome to the Department of the History of Art

Located in a region of unsurpassed artistic riches, Johns Hopkins University offers special opportunities for the study of art history. Students work closely with a faculty of research scholars on aspects of European and American art and have access to the remarkable collections in Baltimore and Washington. In small classes and informal excursions, they integrate their direct experience of works of art with knowledge acquired through historical research. Programs leading to the B.A. and Ph.D. degrees emphasize the value of investigating works of art in various historical contexts and enable students to deepen their understanding of cultural history through courses in other departments.

To learn more about the Department of History of Art, see About the Department or select other listings from the menu at the left.


News and Announcements

The Rosen Lecture - "Cézanne’s Gravity"
Carol Armstrong
Department of the History of Art, Yale University
Tuesday, April 15
6:00 pm
Gilman 132

"Surrealism at Mid-Century"
Friday, April 25
4:00-7:00 pm
MSE Library, M-Level
An exhibition developed and curated by students in Dr. Molly Warnock's History of Art class "Surrealism." The exhibition features journals produced between the late 1930s and early 1950s in Paris, London, New York, and Mexico. Meet the student curators and learn more about a movement that remains influential in art and literature.