Support Art History and Archaeology

If you have an interest in making a gift to directly support a program, prize, or lecture in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, please contact William Wallace, chair of Art History and Archaeology and Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History, or Cathy Sullivan Jannings, director of advancement for Arts & Sciences.  Donations can also be made electronically through Washington University's Gifts page.

In the box labeled "I prefer to enter my own designation," type one of the following:

  • Art History and Archaeology Department for an unrestricted gift. Any gift is much appreciated!
  • Support costs of art history textbooks for a scholarship student, in any amount you wish.
  • Support one or two day field trips for undergraduate and graduate students who, in the company of department faculty, visit major museum exhibitions, collections and historic sites, often meeting with local experts who speak with them about works of art, their research, and about professional training and opportunities in the fields of art history and archaeology.
  • Support our West Bay View Foundation Travel Seminar program, in which students in a designated seminar take a major trip with their professor as part of the curriculum of the course.
  • Support internship opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students at museums, galleries, or non-profit arts organizations. Help launch a career in the arts!
  • Ask the department how you can construct a gift for a new program or initiative of your choice.

Financial contributions can also be mailed to the Alumni and Development Office with a note indicating that the gift is designated for the Art History and Archaeology department or, if you wish, one of the funds listed above.

Washington University in St. Louis
Alumni & Development Programs
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One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130 

Gifts in Action

Lindsay Sheedy, 2019 Recipient of the Weil Dissertation Research Award

The department recently received an important new gift: the Mark S. Weil and Joan Hall-Weil Fund for Art History. We owe this generous support to our retired colleague and past Chair of the department, Mark S. Weil, E. Desmond Lee Professor Emeritus in Arts & Sciences, and his wife Joan Hall-Weil, the Kenneth Hudson Professor Emerita in the College of Art, Sam Fox School of Design. This fund will be used to support graduate students in dissertation research and professional development, and faculty doing innovative collaborative work within the academic and museum communities, with three graduate students and two faculty receiving awards in 2020. The 2019 recipient of the Weil Dissertation Research Award, PhD candidate Lindsay Sheedy, was able to do critical dissertation research in Italy as a result of this gift. Reflecting upon her experience, Lindsay says "The Weil Dissertation Research Award did more than support two months of research in Italy: it facilitated opportunities and relationships that have been and will continue to be foundational to my development as a scholar for years to come." Lindsay is a 2020-2021 recipient of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Donald and Maria Cox Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and is currently a fellow in residence at the American Academy in Rome.

Thank you so much!