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

Joseph Manca named 2016 Winterthur Research Fellow

The HART PhD candidate will write a dissertation that explores concepts of race defined and redefined by art historians from 1864 to 1877.

Lectures, Openings & Events

Betsy Bryan - Collections Analysis Collaborative Research Visit - Egyptian Art at the Menil Collection
Betsy M. Bryan, Alexander Badawy Chair in Egyptian Art and Archaeology Professor at Johns Hopkins, will visit Rice and the Menil to investigate the Egyptian collection and meet with students.
May 1 to May 3 | Menil Collection
HART in the World: Rome (John Hopkins and Natasha Mao)
Summer Course Abroad
May 16 to Jun 4 | Rome, Italy
Paper and Parchment, New Directions in the Study of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts and Drawings (Minter Symposium)
Aug 28 | 11:30am-12:30pm | TBA