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.


Medieval Monsters: Photos

Profs. Sherry Lindquist and Asa Mittman delivered a riveting series of talks on September 27 and 28. On Thursday, they spoke to Prof. Gertsman's "Medieval Matters" class and led a study day for the International Center of Medieval Art at their exhibition. On Friday, they lectured in the Thwing...

Medieval Abstraction Goes to Paris!

The joint project of Profs. Gertsman and Debiais, sponsored by the French-American Cutural Foundation, continues in Paris, at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. A workshop at Musée de Cluny and Musée de Louvre on September 30, and a series of talks at EHESS-2 on October 1!  

Congratulations to New Mellon Fellows

Generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made possible two one-year Mellon Fellowships. These have been awarded to two doctoral students, Dominique (Nikki) DeLuca and Angelica Verduci. Nikki is slated to defend her dissertation, "Ab umbra ad umbram: Shadows in Late Medieval Secular Manuscripts," in November of this year; she...

Join us for “Medieval Monsters: Far and Near”

Please join us for the exciting lecture held in conjunction with "Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders," on view at the CMA. Prof. Sherry Lindquist and Prof. Asa Simon Mittman, co-curators of the show, will deliver a talk on Friday, September 27, 2019, 5:30, at the Thwing Center (2nd Floor...

Director’s Reception at the CMA

Thanks to Director Bill Griswold for welcoming our new students at a great party!

Julius Lecture in Medieval Art

Join us for Charles T. Little's THE GOTHIC RENAISSANCE: A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THE ART IN THE MIDDLE AGES. This lecture will be happening on September 11, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Recital Hall of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Graduate Art History Association (GAHA)

The Graduate Art History Association (GAHA) was founded in September 2004 at Case Western Reserve University.  The organization holds meetings at least once per month during the academic year. The purpose of these meetings is to inform graduate students of upcoming events and to give them an opportunity to...

Congratulations to our 2019 MA graduates!

Jacob Emmett started his job at the Cleveland Museum of Art as an Assistant Registrar this June. Kate Hublou, currently the Center for American Art Summer Silver Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art,  will start as Research Associate in European Decorative Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago at the...