Department Communications Regarding COVID-19

Like you, all of us in HIAA feel a deep sense of loss as we've had to depart campus. But we also recognize great resilience among all of the members of our community, and look forward to forging new connections to help one another finish out the semester and face the wider challenges in our lives. We know that many of you have questions about course and concentration deadlines and policies going forward. We have created a page on this web site about undergraduate teaching, where we will add resources and communications in the coming weeks. Please also check regularly with the University's COVID-19 pages.


The Department of the History of Art and Architecture is committed to the ongoing study of art, architecture, and material culture. The department’s courses and research are grounded in the humanities, and intersect with study in visual art, global cultures, science and technology studies, and the built environment. Our nationally renowned faculty scholars span diverse areas of study, and help to train students to become conversant in visual, historical, and critical analysis across visual cultures, historical periods and geographic regions. Our alumni have gone on to successful careers as scholars, educators, arts administrators, intellectual property lawyers and museum curators among other rewarding professions in art and culture. For more information on the multiple paths of study offered, please go to the graduate and undergraduate pages of our website.