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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.

    For more information on the activity of the department, current students, and alumni, check out our annual Newsletters here!

  • 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!

    For more information on the activity of the department, current students, and alumni, check out our annual Newsletters here!

  • Spotlight

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

  • Anti-Racism Statement

    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.

  • Catch us in the UMass News!

    History of Art & Architecture members were featured in the University News for their work on the Spring 2022 Graduate Student Curatorial Exhibition. 

News

Professor Nelson Listed as a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada

November 14, 2022

Professor Charmaine A. Nelson has been selected as a fellow by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), which recognizes Canada’s leading intellectuals, scholars, researchers, and artists. Fellows are...

UMassBRUT Won Docomomo 2022 Award of Excellence for Modernism in America

November 14, 2022

  The UMassBRUT Initiative received a Docomomo 2022 Award of Excellence for Modernism in America. Professor Rohan, a key faculty member of the initiative, attended the ceremony in New York to colle...

Professor La Follette on Oppenheim TV: Archaeology as Storytelling

November 09, 2022

  Professor La Follette recently appeared on "The Nonprofit Report," a weekly webinar on nonprofit organizations, issues and leaders. Interviewed by Mark Oppenheim, Professor La Follette was joined...

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Events

Dec
19

Education/Study Abroad Advising for HFA Students

South College E240 Commons (Outside of the HFA Advising & Career Center)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm

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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 is on January 15.

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