History of Art and Architecture

Welcome to the department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University

The Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University grants undergraduate degrees in the History of Art and Architecture, as well as in Architectural Studies.  Graduate study in this department is geared toward earning a PhD in the History of Art and Architecture, and many areas of visual culture from the ancient world through the present. Work in the department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown is conceived as an interdisciplinary undertaking, in which students are encouraged to become familiar with the variety of methodologies and practices that have historically been, and continue to be productive in our fields. We also maintain a longstanding commitment to museum studies and the study of objects through a close working relationship with the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design.  Interested students in this department have the opportunity to hold internships and (in the case of graduate students) proctorships at the museum.



News and Upcoming Events

Professor Dietrich Neumann named US Department of Education Scholar in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, April 2014.

Grad Students Take Home Outside Grants!

Part of the graduate student experience is applying for external funding, and our History of Art and Architecture grads were particularly successful this year. We congratulate the following students on their awards:

Monica Bravo will be a Diane and Trevor Morris Fellow at the Huntington Library and Art Collections in Pasadena in July and August of 2014, and will have a Stipend in American Modernism from the Georgia O'Keeffe Research Center in Santa Fe in January through March of 2015.

Emily Handlin’s dissertation project, “Moving Beyond Vision: Eadweard Muybridge in Philadelphia,” was awarded a one-year Luce Fellowship from the ACLS.

Sarah Rovang and Amy Huang each won a Joukowsky Summer Travel Fellowship.
In addition, Sarah Rovang has won a John Coolidge Fellowship from the New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians to fund research at the National Archives in Washington, DC and the National Agricultural Library this summer. She will also be conducting research at the Wolfsonian Library in Miami Beach, Florida with a Wolfsonian-FIU Research Fellowship.