The History of Art explores the range of objects and monuments made from prehistory to the present day.


The Graduate Group in the History of Art includes all the members of the Department of the History of Art, plus art historians from other departments in the University and from other Philadelphia institutions.


Our faculty has received the University’s most prestigious teaching awards as well as the field's major prizes and research fellowships. We mentor students closely as they develop research skills and their capacity for independent, critical thinking.

Faculty Bookshelf


AAMW Colloquium - Andrew Cohen (State Department)

September 22, 2017

Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

Grad Career Development Workshop (Closed)

September 22, 2017

Jaffe 113

CIMS Colloquium - Jane Gaines

September 27, 2017

Fisher-Bennett Hall, Room 330

Faculty Bookshelf