The Department of Art History and Art offers opportunities to study art history, to participate in a broad range of studio offerings, to pursue state teacher certification in art education, and to engage in pre-professional museum training. The Bachelor of Arts degree is granted in art history and in pre-architecture, and the Bachelor of Science degree in art education. In addition, the department offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in art history, in art history and museum studies, and in art education; and the Doctor of Philosophy in art history.
All art programs are considerably enhanced by close cooperation with and access to the facilities of cultural institutions located in University Circle, in particular The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Institute of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
The Cleveland Museum of Art/CWRU Art History Program has been in existence since 1967. The museum’s curators serve as adjunct faculty, and graduate research projects under their direction often result in exhibitions and publications. The museum Studies course and internships provide experience in curatorial practices, connoisseurship, conservation, design, and museum education, and the program has a history of producing leaders in the museum field. Graduate students are exposed to both traditional and newer theoretically based art historical approaches in classes taught by faculty renowned for their expertise in a diversity of fields.
Date posted: May 4th, 2017
Aimee Caya, a first-year doctoral student, and Kylie Fisher, a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Art History and Art, have received Graduate Dean’s Instructional Excellence Awards. These awards are given to university graduate students who participate in undergraduate education as teaching assistants and display excellence in their work and commitment. …Read more.
Date posted: May 4th, 2017
Erin Benay, Assistant Professor of Art History and Catherine Scallen, the Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor in the Humanities and Chair of Art History and Art, have received Diekhoff awards. This is the third year in a row that a member of the art history faculty has received a Diekhoff award; four of the seven tenured or tenure track art historians in the department are now Diekhoff winners. …Read more.
Date posted: April 24th, 2017
The Annual Harvey Buchanan Lecture in Art History and the Humanities
Friday, April 28, 2017
Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall
Richard E. …Read more.
Date posted: April 3rd, 2017
Current MA and doctoral students show accepted MA applicants through the CMA galleries. We had a full day of events, with a tour of Ingalls Library, lunch with the faculty, an Art Talk by Prof. …Read more.
Date posted: December 8th, 2016
Professors Erin Benay and Maggie Popkin were awarded full-year fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, as announced in December 2016. These highly competitive awards will enable each of them to take a year off from teaching and service to work full time on their new book projects. …Read more.
Date posted: September 29th, 2016
Erin Benay, Assistant Professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art, received a 2017-18 fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies to support research and travel for her third book project, tentatively titled Italy by Way of India: Routes of Devotional Knowledge in the Early Modern Period. …Read more.