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.
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Our faculty, students, and alumni continue to progress the field of art history through their dedicated efforts on a local and global scale.
History of Art & Architecture members were featured in the University News for their work on the Spring 2022 Graduate Student Curatorial Exhibition.
November 17, 2023
On view now until January 6, 2024! Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center: "Weaving at Black Mountain College: Anni Albers, Trude Guermonprez, and Their Students"
November 13, 2023
Collecting 101 students recently took a field trip to Boston to visit Newbury Street art galleries and the ICA’s permanent collection
Rooms of their own: New exhibit at Springfield Museums celebrates 200-plus years of work by a broad range of women artists
November 07, 2023
Maggie North (UMass MA '20) co-curated the exhibition "As They Saw It: Women Artists Then & Now" on view at the Springfield Museums.
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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 groups in the history of art and architecture. The purpose of the fellowship is to support an M.A. candidate who seeks to pursue an academic or professional career in art history, but faces significant historical or economic barriers to further graduate study. Applicants who are preparing to apply to the MA Program and wish to be considered for a Diversity Fellowship should indicate this in their personal statement, and provide a brief reasoning. Application deadline is on January 15.Read More »