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.
Congratulations to Angie Verduci, 3rd-year PhD student, and Mia Hafer, 2nd-year MA student, whose papers were accepted into the 37th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium to be held in Tallahassee, Florida, on March 27 and 28, 2020!
Congratulations to Reed O’Mara and Benjamin Levy for receiving competitive scholarships to attend courses at the Rare Book School!
Click here to check out an article by The Daily regarding the plans that CWRU and CMA have due to a recent $500,000 grant.
On Wednesday, October 30, Lauren Lovings-Gomez (2019 M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies) gave a special tour of the WOLFS gallery's retrospective exhibition “The Dean" Frank Nelson Wilcox (1887-1964). Lauren began her position at WOLFS in June. She curated this exhibition and wrote the catalogue for it. On Wednesday, November 13, Dr....
Please come to the opening of Breaking the Mold: The Art of Thelma & Edward Winter, curated by our own Becca Woodruff! The show opens at the Cleveland History Center on Saturday, November 16th.