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.
August 09, 2023
For Public Books, Professor Drimmer reflects on the histories of handwriting and writing technologies, revealing that, whatever writing is today, it is not self evident.
March 30, 2023
The 2023 Eva Fierst Curatorial Exhibition, curated by two of our MA students—Samit Sinha MA'23 and Lawrence Gianangeli MA'24—was featured in the March E-Blast for Artscope Magazine! ...
March 29, 2023
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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 »