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  • 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.

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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. 

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    The department's faculty has passed the Anti-Racism Statement developed by the department's Anti-Racism Committee. You can read the full statement here.


Standing in Silhouette: The Southwest Dormitories at UMass

May 22, 2021

  Standing in Silhouette: The Southwest Dormitories at UMass An exhibition about the architecture and student culture of the Southwest Dormitory Complex located at the Greenbaum Gallery of the Com...

Congratulations Class of 2021 - Graduation Video

May 17, 2021

Congratulations to the History of Art and Architecture department's class of 2021!...

Newsletter 2021

May 17, 2021

Browse our 2021 newsletter for updates on the department through the past year.

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The Graduate Diversity Fellowship

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 for Fall 2021 is January 15, 2021.

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