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.

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Professor Elina Gertsman Awarded the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award for Absent Image!

HUGE congratulations to Professor Elina Gertsman on being awarded the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award for The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval Books! The Charles Rufus Morey Book Award is named in honor of one of the founding members of CAA and first teachers of art history in the...

Medievalists take over Athanor!

Big congratulations to Angie Verduci who just published her first peer-reviewed article in Athanor! The article addresses the Triumph of Death mural in Clusone, Italy, and is part of Angie’s dissertation on medieval Triumph murals. Also included in this issue of Athanor is the prize-winning article by our double alumna Mia Hafer,...

Sam Truman to Present a Paper at Two Conferences!

Fourth-year PhD student Sam Truman will be presenting a paper this March at the Catholic University of America’s Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies conference Remembering and Reimagining in the Middle Ages. She will also be presenting at Florida State University’s 38th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in April. Map of the...

Reed O’Mara to Present at the Newberry Library’s Conference this Friday, January 28!

Second-year art history PhD student Reed O'Mara will be presenting her paper "The Language(s) of the Other: Pseudo-Hebrew in Fifteenth-Century German Broadsides" at the Newberry Library's 2022 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference this Friday, January 28 over Zoom. You can access the Newberry's schedule and the Zoom link for Reed's...

HUGE Congratulations to Kylie Fisher (PhD 2020) on her appointment as Assistant Professor of Art History at Furman University!

HUGE Congratulations to CWRU alumna Kylie Fisher (PhD 2020) who has been appointed Assistant Professor of Art History at Furman University!! Furman is among the nation's top liberal arts and sciences universities and is located in Greenville, South Carolina. As a tenure-track member of the faculty, Kylie will be a...

Undergraduate Art History Major, Elie Stenson, brings Krishna to life in her Observer Review

"The weight of centuries rides on the smooth rippling of water as it washes against the boat’s hull, and the river, displayed on the three screens that flank the entrance of the exhibit, parts easily as we sail upon it. Issuing from these electric views of nature comes the...

Elina Gertsman

Congratulations to Professor Elina Gertsman on being named a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America!

Professor Elina Gertsman was elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. According to the MAA press release, it is the highest honor that the Academy can bestow upon North American medievalists.  Fellowships acknowledge scholars' notable lifelong contributions to Medieval Studies through their scholarship, teaching, and service. New...

January Newsletter, GAMS Game Night!

Please click below to see our January newsletter. We have several events planned for the semester, the first of which is a virtual game night taking place next week on January 21st at 7:30pm!