The Department of Art History consists of eleven faculty members whose specializations include the art of the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, from antiquity through contemporary times. We are a methodologically and theoretically diverse department, and each year our permanent faculty is enriched with numerous affiliated and visiting professors, including museum curators and postdoctoral fellows.

Recent News

Ph.D. candidate Olivia Wolf to present at Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home Conference

Natasha Mao has recently published two articles and has also received support for her participation in a research course at the Medici Archival Research Project

Joseph Manca's book "Shaker Vision: Seeing Beauty in Early America," under contract with University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), is due to appear in 2018.

Lectures, Openings & Events

Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of “Health” in History
Rice University’s Department of Art History is delighted to introduce its inaugural graduate conference, Vital Constitutions, which seeks to problematize the nature of “health.”
Oct 13 to Oct 14 | TBD