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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.

  • 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. 


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...

Regina Bortone de Sá Wins The Distinguished Graduate Staff Award

May 15, 2020

Regina Bortone de Sá joined the Department of the History of Art and Architecture in Fall 2015 as the departmental administrator. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Regina worked in education in Brazil and...

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