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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Emily Rohan Receives Talle Family Scholarship

The Art History Department is pleased to announce that Emily Rohan (Junior, Art History) was recently awarded a Talle Family Scholarship for 2014-2015. This prestigious award covers full tuition and fees For a year.

ANDREA TRUITT Receives Luce Foundation / ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art

Andrea Truitt has been awarded a Henry Luce Foundation/ ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for 2014-15. Truitt is a graduate student in the PhD program.

This fellowship honors and supports Truitt's dissertation, "Experiencing the Otherworldly: Magazine Reading and Illustrations of Orientalist Domestic Space in the United States, 1880-1920." The Luce is a highly competitive and generous grant, awarded to just 10 dissertating graduate students in the field each year.

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).

Professor Minku Kim Receives Korean Studies Grant

Professor Minku Kim has been awarded a Korean Studies Grant by the Academy of Korean Studies, the flagship institution of the government of the Republic of Korea to promote Korean Studies.

Kim's research project is titled "Sŏkkuram and Iran: The Domed Korean Buddhist Sanctuary with a Central Image for Circumambulation and Its Precedents in Kucha (Xinjiang)."

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