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

Upcoming Events

ARTH Colloquium - Kendra Grimmett, "Grappling with Hercules: The Heroic Male Nude and the Embodied Viewer around 1600""

September 21, 2018

The Howard and Sharon Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Building Room 113

Wolf Humanities Forum on Stuff, "Acts, Facts, and Artifacts: The Stuff of Black Culture"

September 26, 2018

Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St

A Celebration for Leo Bersani

September 28, 2018



October 4, 2018 to October 7, 2018


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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