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The Department of the History of Art & Architecture is horrified and saddened by the systemic racism and violence against African Americans in this country.  We are also energized and hopeful that the protests for justice on behalf of George Floyd and the many others who have died will effect real change.  We invite you to view the following video which provides a perspective on racism in this country and demonstrates the very real rage and sorrow this history has created. You may agree or disagree with the speaker, author Kimberly JonesLink opens an external site, but we hope this will help inspire thought and discussion in these unsettled times. There are no easy answers, only hard questions that we must collectively ask.

Congratulations 2021 HAA Graduates
The Department of History of Art & Architecture Honors Our 2021 Phi Beta Kappa Inductees
Noelle Barr Receives Dual Honors for Outstanding Research
Stephanie Ando, 2021 LAUR Second Place Award Winner
HAA Seeking Lecturers for 2021-2022 Academic Year
NEW COURSE: 131MM: Mexican Manuscripts
Fikret K. Yegül - The Temple of Artemis at Sardis


This year-length fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will support research on his dissertation, "'Living on the Edge': Craft, Land Use, and the American Environment."

These awards will support archival research in Paris for her dissertation, “Ephemeral Monuments, the Modern French State, and the Parisian Public, 1789-1848.”

Three HAA students have been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa, America’s most prestigious academic honor society.


Rembrandt van Rijn, “Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House,” 1648, etching, engraving, and drypoint (image: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)

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