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.
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...
OPEN TO FACULTY AND STUDENTS ONLY. Ara H. Merjian is Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at New York University, where he is an affiliate of the Institute of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History. He is the author of Giorgio d...
Bridging medieval and modern, the Material Imagination Workshop explores sound as an embodied experience. Invited speakers as well as Stanford faculty and graduate students will present their research and center the discussion on short pre-circulated papers. Sound...
Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin
Photo credit: Scala / Art Resources, NY
Acrylic on Shaped Canvas