Art & the History of Art

Whether you’re interested in making art or learning about its history, our challenging curriculum and supportive faculty can help you discover your artistic path.

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.

Art & Art History Prizes

Art & Art History Prizes

The department sponsors three prizes: The Athanasios Demetrios Skouras Prize, The Hasse Prize and The Anna Baker Heap Prize.

Featured Article

Kota Ezawa, The Concert, on view in the Rotherwas Room
Works by Kota Ezawa on view in the Mead Art Museum's Rotherwas Room.

Curated by Thieves

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.

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