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  • Mark Roskill Symposium 2020

     

    The Mark Roskill Symposium is an interdisciplinary symposium annually organized and hosted by the graduate cohort in the History of Art and Architecture department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This year’s symposium, “Reduction, Regeneration, Restoration: Art as Agent in the Age of Climate Crisis,” will be held on October 3rd, 2020, from 1-4:30pm through Zoom. 

  • Graduate Diversity Fellowship

    The M.A. Program in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a two-year Graduate Diversity Fellowship to support students from historically underrepresented groups in the history of art and architecture.

  • Interested in an Art History major?

    With its broad emphasis on culture and history and its focus on writing, analysis, and research, History of Art and Architecture provides an excellent liberal arts degree for students seeking flexible but rigorous training for a variety of careers.

  • Graduate Studies

    Founded in 1969, the M.A. Program is the only graduate degree program in the field at a public university in New England.

    Apply to the M.A. Program now!

  • Spotlight

    Our faculty, students, and alumni continue to progress the field of art history through their dedicated efforts on a local and global scale. 

News

Recording of Constellations of Modernism: Writing New Art Histories Now Available

September 14, 2020

On Wednesday, September 9th, the department's Christine I. Ho and Karen Kurczynski participated in the semester's first CHI Salon through the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and the Arts at Amherst...

Graduate Diversity Fellowship

July 30, 2020

The M.A. Program in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a two-year Diversity Fellowship to support students from historically underrepresented...

2019-2020 Undergraduate Awards

May 21, 2020

The History of Art and Architecture Department is delighted to present the winners of the 2019-2020 Undegraduate Awards. Click the link here to see photos and read the students' thank you notes to...

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Events

Oct
02-03
Oct
03

Mark Roskill Graduate Symposium

Online
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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About Us

The Art History Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was established in 1969 within the Department of Art. In 2014, the Program became the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. It is the only program at a public institution in New England that offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field. Our emphasis is on the cultures of Western Europe, North America, Islam, and East Asia.

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