The Department of Art History consists of eleven faculty members whose specializations include the art of the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, from antiquity through contemporary times. We are a methodologically and theoretically diverse department, and each year our permanent faculty is enriched with numerous affiliated and visiting professors, including museum curators and postdoctoral fellows.

Recent News

Caroline "Olivia" Wolf, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History, has been awarded the Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughn Fellowship for completion of her dissertation.

Diane Wolfthal, the David and Caroline Minter Professor of Humanities and Professor of Art History, receives Rice University's GSA Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award

Ph.D. candidate Olivia Wolf to present at Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home Conference

Lectures, Openings & Events

Dissertation Defense: Kyle G. Sweeney
Ph.D. candidate Kyle G. Sweeney presents his dissertation entitled "Notre-Dame de Louviers: Architecture and Urban Identity in Late Medieval Normandy"
Jun 29 to Jun 29 | 2-4 p.m. | Herring Hall 126
Katherine Tsanoff Brown Lecture Series: Dr. Robert Nelson, Yale University
Robert Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art at Yale University, will deliver the inaugural lecture in the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Lecture Series
Sep 29 to Sep 29 | 5:00pm | Location TBD
Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of “Health” in History
Rice University’s Department of Art History is delighted to introduce its inaugural graduate conference, Vital Constitutions, which seeks to problematize the nature of “health.”
Oct 13 to Oct 14 | Location TBD