The Department of Art History consists of eleven faculty members whose specializations include the art of the Americas, Asia, and Europe, 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

Fabiola López-Durán, Assistant Professor of Art History, has been awarded an SAH/Mellon Author Award for her forthcoming book Eugenics in the Garden: Transatlantic Architecture and the Crafting of Modernity (University of Texas Press).

Associate Professor of Art History Susan Huang was featured in a Faculty Spotlight in the 2016-17 issue of Humanitas

The Department of Art History’s third recipient of the Ph.D. will create virtual models of late medieval cities as part of the Mellon-funded Spatial Humanities Initiative

Lectures, Openings & Events

Brown Bag Talk: Sarah Rous, Nancy and Robert J. Carney Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Art and Archaeology at Rice University
Event is limited to Art History faculty and graduate students.
Sep 29 | 12:00pm | Herring Hall, Room 126
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 | Moody Center for the Arts
** NEW DATE ** Katherine Tsanoff Brown Lecture Series: Dr. Robert Nelson, Yale University
Robert Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art at Yale University, will deliver the inaugural lecture in the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Lecture Series
Oct 27 | 5:00pm | Moody Center for the Arts, Room 210