We offer introductory to advanced courses in art history and studio practice that enable our students to develop artistic awareness, historical understanding, critical faculties and practice in the visual arts.
Interpret and critically analyze the arts of the Yoruba people of West Africa. In such traditionally non-literate African societies, verbal and visual arts constitute two complex systems of communication.
Examine art produced since 1989, paying particular attention to the international network comprising artists, curators, institutions and the art market.
Explore construction of the monstrous over cultures, centuries and disciplines. Investigate various monstrous creatures and the qualities they share, through the art of Goya, Munch, Picasso, Dalí, Cindy Sherman and others.
The department sponsors three prizes: The Athanasios Demetrios Skouras Prize, The Hasse Prize and The Anna Baker Heap Prize.
In an interview with Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art Niko Vicario, artist Kota Ezawa talks about how an FBI database sparked his interest in the still unsolved Gardner Museum art heist of 1990 and led him to recreate 13 lost artworks.Read more