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: July 7th, 2016
Congratulations to Elina Gertsman, who was promoted to the rank of Professor, effective July 1, 2016. She came to CWRU as Assistant Professor in fall 2010, and earned tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor in 2014. …Read more.
Date posted: July 5th, 2016
Elina Gertsman, Associate Professor in Medieval Art, received a Faculty Research Travel Grant from the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at CWRU. She used it this summer to travel to northern Europe in order to work at several libraries, museums, and archives, and finish research for her next monograph on empty spaces in late medieval art. …Read more.
Date posted: July 2nd, 2016
UCITE, the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) at Case Western Reserve University, has named Assistant Professor Erin Benay one of its five Glennan Fellows for 2016-17. Named after T. …Read more.
Date posted: May 25th, 2016
42nd Annual Cleveland Symposium
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Friday, October 28, 2016
The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History and Museum Studies is proud to announce its 2016 Annual Symposium: Collections: Celebration. …Read more.
Date posted: May 25th, 2016
Henry Adams will be on Leave of Absence for the 2016-17 academic year. He has an appointment as a Fellow of the College of the Environment and Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University where he will teach one course, “The Experience of American Landscape,” participate in a think tank on a weekly basis and attend the monthly Environmental Studies senior colloquia. …Read more.
Date posted: May 23rd, 2016
Christopher Bedford, who received an MA in Art History from CWRU in 2003, was named the tenth director of the Baltimore Museum of Art; he will begin his term in August. …Read more.