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

Rice University New & Media Article by Jeff Falk

Susan Huang will present part of her new study of Chinese Buddhist printed frontispieces (10th-14th centuries) at the International Conference on Buddhist Manuscript Cultures at Princeton University, January 20-22, 2017

Did you know that silk and metallic thread textiles produced in Isfahan helped pay for the Renaissance in Europe? Or that Safavid carpets shaped political alliances across the Early Modern world?