We regret to announce that the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania will not be making admissions to the PhD program during the 2021-22 cycle. We welcome applications for the MA program. For more information, see the Admissions page.

Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL COLLOQUIUM - Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, “Every Eye is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States”

Virtual Colloquium
January 22, 2021

VIRTUAL COLLOQUIUM - Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, “Every Eye is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States”

via Zoom

CAREERS IN THE MUSEUM WORLD

January 25, 2021

CAREERS IN THE MUSEUM WORLD

via Zoom

A Conversation with Curtis Zunigha (Lenape/Delaware)

February 5, 2021

A Conversation with Curtis Zunigha (Lenape/Delaware), Cultural Director for the Delaware Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma and a Co-Director of Lenape Center in Manhattan

via Zoom

Undergraduate

The History of Art explores the range of objects and monuments made from prehistory to the present day.

Graduate

The Graduate Group in the History of Art includes all the members of the Department of the History of Art, plus art historians from other departments in the University and from other Philadelphia institutions.

Faculty

Our faculty has received the University’s most prestigious teaching awards as well as the field's major prizes and research fellowships. We mentor students closely as they develop research skills and their capacity for independent, critical thinking.

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