The Department of Art & Art History offers courses of study in the history of art, the practice of art, and film and media studies, leading to the following degrees:
These courses offer special opportunities for the students to increase their understanding of the meaning and purpose of the arts, their historical development, their role in society, and their relationship to other humanistic disciplines such as literature, music and philosophy. Work in the classroom and studio is intended to intensify visual perception of the formal and expressive means of art, and to encourage insight into a variety of technical processes.
The Department of Art & Art History Chair is Nancy J. Troy, the Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art.
The famous photograph and newsreel film of the raising of the Soviet flag over Berlin’s Reichstag in May 1945 have been frequently recycled to stand for the end of war and the Soviet part of victory in it. While there have been many analyses of these images as fal...
OPEN TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY ONLY. Qing (1644-1911) Documentary Paintings Revisited: The “Rise and Fall” of Officials’ Career Imagery (huanji tu) Abstract The sheer amount of so-called “documentary paintings&rdqu...
Trevor Paglen discusses methods for looking at military and intelligence programs, and his work attempting to view the landscapes associated with these institutions. Trevor Paglen's work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, an...
April 28 | Christina Maranci (Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University) Topic: comparing architecture and liturgy of Georgia and Armenia with Jerusalem ABOUT As both a f...
With wooden fragments pressed close to the picture plane and set in shallow, cloistered spaces, Giorgio de Chirico’s so-called “Metaphysical Interiors” from Ferrara (1915-18) seem to will their own confinement. A close reading of the paintings and thei...
6th century and later addition
Photo credit: Werner Forman / Art Resources, NY
A film by Jamie Meltzer
Courtesy: Joshua Forney
Acrylic on Shaped Canvas