• Michael Rakowitz Artist Talk

    Michael Rakowitz, winner of the 2020 Nasher Prize for Sculpture, will give a talk about his food-related projects on Tuesday, November 12, at 5:30 PM, in List Art Building 120, followed by book sale and signing of his new cookbook, A House With a Date Palm Will Never Starve: Cooking with Date Syrup

  • Mary Coffey Lecture

    Mary Coffey's lecture, "White Zombies and Black Labor: Specters of Slavery and Rebellion in Jose Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization" will be the second installment of the department series, On Speculation. The lecture will be on Tuesday, November 19, at 5:30 PM in List Art Building 110. 

  • 2019-2020 Lecture Series

    This yearlong series includes speakers who offer distinctive visions of the past and a sense of possible futures for study in the history of art and architecture by looking, risking, exchanging, valuing, questioning and proposing new problems from a range of geographical perspectives and time periods.

  • HIAA Featured in Brown News

    Professor Neumann and the students in his Spring 2017 "Providence Architecture" class have been featured in News from Brown for the self-guided walking tour of the Jewelry District that they had created over the course of the semester. 

**Registration is open for spring 2020 courses. Please go to www.cab.brown.edu and search under HIAA to find courses in our department.

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.