History of Art Department included in Artsy Editorial's TOP 15 M.A. PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY


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.

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Course and Majors Fair

October 25, 2017

Hall of Flags, Houston Hall

CIMS Colloquium - Caren Kaplan

October 25, 2017

Fisher-Bennett Hall, Room 330

“A Conversation with Kaja Silverman and Clifford Ross"

October 25, 2017

Arthur Ross Gallery, in the Fisher Fine Arts Library, 220 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

AAMW Colloquium - David Ratzan & Jim Yardley (NYU ISAW/Columbia)

October 27, 2017

Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

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