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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. 


Newsletter 2022

July 27, 2022

Browse our 2022 newsletter for updates on the department through the past year.

The Sheep Came to UMass!

April 29, 2022

The Hadley Farm's flock came to graze here on the UMass campus at the lawn between Isenberg & FAC April 26th and 27th and boy was it a success! Students got to explore the role sheep have...

Professor La Follette's Class Trip to Smith College Museum of Art!

April 27, 2022

Professor La Follette and her Vexed Antiquities class took a trip off-campus this month to the Smith College Museum of Art. Check out what they saw and learned!

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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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