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 ArtThe 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.


Byzantine Studies Conference Program is Released

The Byzantine Studies Conference preliminary program is released and available for viewing here. CWRU and The Cleveland Museum of Art will host the 47th Annual Conference of the Byzantine Association of North America. The conference will take place on December 9-12, 2021. The conference will be held in honor of Alice-Mary...

The Now of the Rose

Join us on October 20 for the virtual colloquium sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, with the participation of Les Enluminures. Specialists in medieval art and literature--Elina Gertsman, Sandra Hindman, Meradith McMunn, Christine McWebb, Jonathan Morton, Stephen G. Nichols, and Melanie Garcia Sympson--will hold a series...

Filming the Transformation of Saint Catherine’s Library

The first webinar in the series of Saint Catherine's online talks hosted by CWRU was held on October, 9. The talk was dedicated to the transformation of Saint Catherine's library showcasing the film that registered the changes. Participants included Ramsay Cameron, one of the authors of the film, George...

Devouring Agatha

Mark your calendars for UCLA’s 56th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium, Edible Undercurrents: Food in Art History , where Alex Kaczenski will be presenting her deliciously macabre paper “Eat of this Bread: Saint Agatha’s Fragmented Breast as Spiritual Nourishment.” The conference takes place on November 5 and 6 on Zoom.

Networking in CLE: Professional Development for Humanities Students

Join Professor Erin Benay in the professional development seminar. Don't miss the invaluable opportunity to learn more about the networking in Cleveland for Humanities students. When: Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 pm Where: Tink Ballroom C  

Image, Object, and Meaning in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds

On October 8 @ 1 PM, join Prof. Elina Gertsman who will discuss her newest monograph, The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval Books, at the Penn State Press event Image, Object, and Meaning. Three other authors will present their new books on the shroud of Turin, on the Rohonc...

MoCa Visit Flyer

Art History Club: MoCA Visit

Join CWRU Art History Club on Saturday, October 9, to visit the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)! When: October 9, 2:pm Where: Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, at the "Judy's Hand" Statue.  

Webinars: Inside Saint Catherine’s Monastery Sinai

Join us online for these free live events led by international experts. Learn about the monastery, its library and treasures and the work to conserve them. To register, click HERE. 9 October, 12:00 pm RAMSAY CAMERON & MIHALI MOORE Molitor Productions Ltd London Filming the Transformation of the Saint Catherine's Library 23 October 12:00...