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


Richardson Symposium: Racial Masquerade in American Art and Culture

November 4, 2016 to November 5, 2016

National Portrait Gallery Washington, DC

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

November 10, 2016 to November 12, 2016

Museum of Modern Art, New York City and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Bookshelf