Welcome to the History of Art Department Website

Welcome to History of Art

Here you will find information about the people who make up the Department – faculty and graduate students – with descriptions of our fields of research. Also featured are listings of many student- and faculty-organized events. We are an intellectual community committed to studying art made by all people everywhere at all times. Central to all we do is a commitment to diversity of people, ideas, and works of art and architecture.

  • Graduate seminar in the Yale Center for British Art
    Graduate seminar in the Yale Center for British Art
  • Kyoto Kano School, Japan, Scenes from the Tale of Genji
    Kyoto Kano School, Japan, Scenes from the Tale of Genji, 1625-1650. Yale University Art Gallery
  • Undergraduate seminar in the Yale University Art Gallery
    Students in a section of a lecture course viewing Greek vases at the Yale University Art Gallery
  • Haida, Northwest Coast, Canada. Basketry hat
    Haida, Northwest Coast, Canada. Basketry hat. Peabody Museum, Yale University
  • Frederic Edwin Church, Mt. Ktaadn,
    Frederic Edwin Church, Mt. Ktaadn, 1853. Yale University Art Gallery
  • Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty
    Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970, Great Salt Lake, Utah
  • Undergraduate seminar with Prof. Nicola Suthor
    Undergraduate seminar with Prof. Nicola Suthor in the Prints and Drawings Study Room, Yale University Art Gallery
  • Tino di Camaino, Three Princesses
    Tino di Camaino, Three Princesses, ca. 1325-35, Yale University Art Gallery
  • Museum and the Nation seminar
    Museum and the Nation seminar taught by Prof Kishwar Rivzi at I.M.Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art, in Doha, Qatar

Events

Our department hosts a number of events. Please check back here.

 

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of the History of Art commits to building a diverse and welcoming community in which all members are valued and supported equally. We strive to cultivate mutual understanding within our community, as well as to support faculty and students who revitalize the Department by challenging the assumptions of our field and institution. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism as core values of our practice, and we actively oppose all forms of discrimination.