University of Minnesota
Department of Art History

The Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota takes seriously its role in preparing students to face the contradictory demands of an ever more visual culture, and educating them in art history, theory, and criticism.

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McKenzie Stupica, a 2014 graduate from New Prague who majored in Art History and German in the College of Liberal Arts, has been awarded an English teaching assistantship in Germany.

MATTHEW P. CANEPA Receives john simoN guggenheim memorial foundation fellowship

Associate Professor of Art History, Matthew P. Canepa, has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowship will support his multi-volume research project, "Royal Glory, Divine Fortune and the Iranian Expanse," which examines the development of the visual cultures and spatial environments of power in Persia and the ancient Iranian world.

Jennifer Marshall receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Jennifer Marshall has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in support of her book project, The Life and Work of African-American Folk Artist William Edmondson (ca. 1874-1951).







For Students

Writing-Enriched Curriculum (WEC)

WEC Writing Plan

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Directed Studies

Independent and directed studies are offered, as well as museum and gallery internships.


The Art History Undergraduate Association (AHUGA), 374 Heller Hall, meets regularly and plans various activities.


Weisman Art Museum

Now on view:
The Youth/Dhallinyarada
Through February 9, 2014

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Walker Art Center