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

Ph.D. candidate Natasha Mao will be conducting research and assisting with exhibitions in Italian Renaissance painting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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

Lectures, Openings & Events

** NEW DATE ** Katherine Tsanoff Brown Lecture Series: 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
Public talk by Erik Inglis, Professor of Medieval Art History, Oberlin College, on "Saints, Founders and Ancestors: The Later Medieval Reception of Earlier Medieval Books"
Oct 30 | 5:00pm | Humanities Building, Room 119
Special screening of "Femmes du Chaos Vénézuélien" and panel discussion with filmmaker Margarita Cadenas
Filmmaker Margarita Cadenas will screen and discuss her film ""Femmes du Chaos Vénézuélien" with Rice Faculty
Nov 2 | 5:30pm Reception | 6:00pm Screening and Panel | Moody Center for the Arts, Room 103