Welcome to the Department of Art History

DSC05556 version 2 smaller size 1b44d

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

Welcome to the Department of Art History at Rutgers University-New Brunswick! 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. With fourteen faculty members, our Department is home to award-winning teachers and researchers, a thriving graduate program (MA and PhD) and an incredibly rich undergraduate program, where 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. Summer programs in Paris and Rome give students the opportunity to study great artistic monuments at first hand, and programs in Curatorial Studies and Historic Preservation expose undergraduate and graduate students to practical issues of curating and preservation through specialized courses and internships.

Undergraduate News

button news

Study Abroad

button studyabroad


button membership coin


Susan Sidlauskas, Chairperson

Carla Yanni, Undergraduate Director

Tamara Sears, Graduate Program Director

Geralyn Colvil, Department Administrator Supervisor

Danielle Vroom, Program Coordinator