Leonardo Di Vinci's Mona Lisa
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte
Into Bondage by Aaron Douglas 1936


Our increasingly image-rich culture makes the study and thoughtful interpretation of the visual arts central to a liberal arts education today. Art History & Archaeology courses address global histories of arts and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Students engage in the research, analysis, and critical interpretation of art as they question the roles of creativity and imagination across cultures.  In doing so they prepare for a broad range of careers, ranging from positions in higher education, museums, and arts administration to business, social work and law.

Dr. Matthew McKelway, Takeo and Itsuko Atsumi Professor of Japanese Art History, Columbia University
Steinberg Auditorium @ 6:00 pm
Dr. Jerome Silbergeld, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History, Princeton University
Kemper 103 @ 5:00 pm
Dr. James Elkins, E.C. Chadbourne Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Steinberg Auditorium, Washington University in Saint Louis @ 6:30 pm

Faculty Spotlight

March 24, 2014

Dr. Ila Sheren

Dr. Sheren received her Ph.D. from MIT in 2011. She specializes in contemporary art, with a focus on political and socially-engaged art. She has written on such topics as environmental activist digital art, performance art on the U.S.-Mexico border, and street art in São Paulo.