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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.

NEW COURSE: 255A: Art, Science, and Colonialism, 1450-1700
UCSB Arts Wins a First in Faculty Diversity
Fikret K. Yegül - The Temple of Artemis at Sardis


Professor Chattopadhyay will address "Mapping the Ephemeral: Decolonizing Durational Imagination."

The articles explore modern Iranian art in the 1960s and, more specifically, the artist Bahman Mohassess.

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."


A view of the History of Art & Architecture's Center for Object Based Research and Learning before the inaugural meeting of ARTHI 186SV: Seminar in Modern Architecture: Bauhaus in California, taught by Professor Volker M. Welter in Fall 2019. Instructors hold courses in COBRAL to teach with objects borrowed from the Art, Design & Architecture Museum and the Architecture and Design Collection for study and facilitating discussion. (image taken 9/30/19)

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