Giving Opportunities

The Department of History of Art & Architecture was honored to show an evening screening of "Defiant Bodies," on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Arts Building front courtyard. "Defiant Bodies," a video program from the exhibition Video Art in Latin America, was part of the Getty's "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA" initiative. A reception preceeded the screening and a discussion followed with Curator Elena Shtromberg (University of Utah) and faculty, students and staff. [image: still from Palomo by Berna Reale (Brazil, 2012, 3:03)]The alumni, parents and friends of the History of Art & Architecture Department provide vital support for studies, research and program needs. Both unrestricted gifts and support designated for specific projects and purposes are very much welcome. Your kindness and generosity plays an essential role in helping us train the best graduate and undergraduate students and to fulfill our mission. We are grateful for every gift.

There are many ways to support the Department of History of Art & Architecture; below are some of our highest priorities:

  • Graduate Student Fellowships
  • Undergraduate Fellowships
  • Endowed Chairships
  • Digital Image Lab and the Center for Object Based Teaching and Learning
  • Developing diversity, equity and inclusiveness in programming
  • Recruitment, outreach and teaching
  • Museum Internship program
  • Lecture Series and other public programming

Ways to Give

Any gift to History of Art & Architecture can be tailored to meet the donor’s interests, visions and goals while meeting the Department’s mission and highest priorities. Each donor is welcome to support any priority area within the Department.

We encourage you to support the History of Art & Architecture at UC Santa Barbara. Your gift will also count toward the CAMPAIGN FOR UC SANTA BARBARA, the first comprehensive campaign to raise private funds to ensure the university’s excellence for future generations. You can make your gift through any of the following convenient methods:


Please make your check payable to “UC REGENTS.” On the memo section of the check, or in an enclosed letter, indicate that gift is for “HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE at UC SANTA BARBARA,” and, if you wish, note a specific program.

Mail to:

Suzanne Dougherty, Director, Arts Administrative Support Center
History of Art & Architecture
Arts Building 1234
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7080


To make your contribution now via our secure online giving website, click the “make a gift” button.


If you are interested in making a major gift or have any questions about the vehicles for involvement, please contact Dana Loughlin, Director of Development, Humanities and Fine Arts, (805) 893-3922 | Link opens in the default email client.

We look forward to working with you to meet your philanthropic goals.