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Graduate Program

The graduate program in art history emphasizes close working relationships among students and faculty in seminars and concentrated, in-person study of works of art in the outstanding local collections.

Professor Aaron Hyman studies a tabella secretarum, from France c. 1700.


Our faculty are experts in ancient Mediterranean, ancient Near East, European medieval, European Renaissance and early modern, ancient and early modern Americas, Islamic, South Asian, and modern and contemporary art and architectural history.

Undergraduates at Walters Museum of Art to viewing exhibit “Ethiopia at the Crossroads” in fall of 2023.

Undergraduate Studies

In small classes and informal excursions, undergrads integrate their direct experience of works of art with knowledge acquired through historical research.

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Professor Dan Weiss to lead University-wide arts initiative

Across the university, art and arts programming abound. A new initiative led by Dan Weiss, former president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Homewood Professor of the Arts in the department of the History of Art, aspires to boost the arts through a synergistic vision, enriching the institution and the broader community