Welcome to the Department of Art History

Welcome MosaicLocated in historic Voorhees Hall, once home to the Rutgers Library, the Department of Art History at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey on the New Brunswick campus, offers unique opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students studying world art and architecture.

We are committed to the research and teaching of art, architecture, print media, photography and all forms of visual culture from all periods – from the ancient pyramids to Kara Walker. Students choose from a range of courses on both European and American historical periods, and wider global traditions including Islamic, Latin American, African and Asian art.

The Art History Department is home to sixteen faculty who are award-winning teachers and researchers, a thriving graduate program (MA and PhD) and an incredibly rich undergraduate program offering Majors and Minors in Art History.

Summer programs in Paris and Rome give students the opportunity to study great artistic monuments at first hand.

Curatorial Studies and Historic Preservation programs expose undergraduate and graduate students to practical issues of curating and preservation through specialized courses and internships.  The Architectural Certificate for undergraduates will serve as an interdisciplinary introduction to the historical, social, and artistic study of architecture.

C.H.A.P.S. Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies: Crossing boundaries between the humanities and social sciences and based in the Department of Art History, CHAPS provides a unique opportunity in the USA to study cultural heritage and preservation issues and practices within local, national, and global contexts.

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Upcoming Events

Wed Feb 02 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Faculty Meeting
Wed Mar 02 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Faculty Meeting
Wed Apr 06 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Faculty Meeting
Fri Apr 22
Graduate Student Symposium
Sat Apr 23
Graduate Student Symposium


Cultural Heritage