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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Frederick Asher receives Distinguished Contribution to Asian Studies award

The Department of Art History is pleased to announce that Professor Frederick Asher has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies award from the Association for Asian Studies.

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).

Sheila J. McNally

Sheila J. McNally, Professor Emerita of Art History, passed away in Minneapolis on September 24, 2014, at the age of eighty-one.



New book on Roman Baroque Sculpture, edited by Steven F. Ostrow and Anthony Colantuono

Critical Perspectives on Roman Baroque Sculpture, edited by Anthony Colantuono and Steven F. Ostrow, Penn State University Press, 2014 (recipient of the Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant).

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