Art and the History of Art

Department of Art and the History of Art

Professors Abiodun, Clark†, Courtright, Keller*, Kimball (Chair), Morse, Staller‡, R. Sweeney, and Upton‡; Senior Resident Artists Garand and Gloman†; Assistant Professor Levine; Visiting Artists-in-Residence Ewald (fall) and Lieb (spring); Visiting Professor Lee (spring); Five College Visiting Associate Professor Falk (spring); Keiter Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor Rice; Visiting Lecturers Culhane, Lieberman (spring), Litchfield (fall) and Schneider (fall); STINT Fellow Holdar (fall).

* On leave 2014-15.† On leave fall semester 2014-15.‡ On leave spring semester 2014-15.

Fayerweather Hall 1

Fayerweather Hall, home of the Department of Art and the
History of Art, Amherst College

The Department of Art and the History of Art offers students a singular means within the College to develop artistic awareness, historical understanding, critical faculties and practice in the visual arts. Students across the College may accomplish these objectives by taking introductory to advanced courses in art history and studio practice.  To identify and serve individual interests and goals, the department major is organized into two distinct programs: The History of Art, which offers two concentrations and The Practice of Art, which offers one concentration:

The 'Art' of the History of Art Concentration

History of Art Concentration

Practice of Art Concentration


We encourage students to study with all members of the department. Students may switch from one concentration to the other within the department, as long as they have fulfilled the requirements of that concentration by graduation.