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

GELT Feature by Professor Sheila Bonde

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Itohan Osayimwese, assistant professor of History of Art & Architecture has been awarded faculty fellowships at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College (2015-2016) and the Cogut Center for the Humanities (Spring 2016), for her book project, "Colonialism and the Archive of Modern Architecture in Germany."

Congratulations to Graduate Student Bill Skinner on receiving a John Carter Brown Library New Initiative Collaboration Grant to fund research this summer for his project "On + Off Site: Moving Tropical Environments Between Continents"

Global History of Art and Architecture in Brown Daily Herald

Monica Bravo, HIAA History of Photography Graduate Student, Recognized for External Awards

 

First Global Experiential Learning and Teaching Grants Awarded