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.
Lectures, Openings & Events
Seamless: Digital Collage and Dirty Realism in Contemporary Architecture
Seamless: Brownbag presentation by Jesús Vassallo
Oct 21 | 12 pm | Herring Hall Room 126
Screening: The Destruction of Memory
Screening of the film followed by Q&A with film director, Tim Slade, and Rice cultural heritage faculty
Oct 27 | 7:00 PM | Rice Cinema
The Limits of 'Universal' Heritage: Islam and the Preservation of the Past
Nineveh, Mosul, Palmyra. Few can forget the scenes of cultural heritage destruction that have marked ISIS’ reign of terror. ISIS claims they are following the will of the Prophet, who took a firm stance against idolatry. But history tells another tale.
Nov 10 | 5:00 - 6:30pm | Founder's Room (Lovett Hall, Entrance A, 2nd Floor)