May 8, 2020

On March 3, 2020, When All That Is Solid Melts into Air: Exploring the Intersection of the Folk and the Modern—an exhibition of modern and contemporary South Asian art—opened at BAMPFA, merely days before the shelter in place guidelines were announced. But we can still see the exhibition through this new virtual tour.

March 11, 2020

Big Give, UC Berkeley’s annual 24-hour online fundraising blitz, is happening now!  You can make a donation to support the History of Art department during Big Give 2020 starting at 9pm on Wednesday, March 11 through 9pm on Thursday, March 12.  Follow us on FacebookInstagr

February 19, 2020

Enrollment is now open for History of Art's Summer Session 2020 courses:  

Summer 2020 / Session A (6 weeks, May 26-July 2)

Histories of Photography HA 182, M-W 2-4pm, Delphine Sims

Summer 2020 / Session D  (6 weeks, July 6-August 14)

January 27, 2020

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology has announced the appointment of Dr. Lauren Kroiz as the Museum’s next Faculty Director for a five-year term, effective January 1, 2020.

October 15, 2019

An essay by assistant Professor Anneka Lenssen has been awarded the 2019 Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation's Prize for a Critical Essay on Contemporary Art. Lenssen's prize-winning essay, "Abstraction of the Many?

June 19, 2019

Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Julia Bryan-Wilson, has been awarded a 2019 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

May 30, 2019

The Newsletter has arrived.

May 9, 2019

Undergraduate Achievements

Nada Hosking (BA 2014)
Executive Director of Global Heritage Fund

Gabriella Wellons (BA 2018)
A paid summer internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Graduate Pre-doctoral Fellowships/Awards

J.G. Bailey
European Research Council Consolidator Grant: Global Horizonte in der Kunst des Mittelaters, Universität Bern

April 8, 2019

The Spring 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Graduate Seminar: Indian Ocean Art Histories: Goa; Bombay; Kochi taught by Professor Sugata Ray visited India during the Spring Break. Bringing together art history, environmental humanities, and maritime history, the Seminar took as its theme the social, cultural, and economic significance of oceanic waters. The Indian Ocean – the third largest water body and the world’s oldest cultural continuum that has facilitated the mobility of people, objects, and ideas over millennia – served as the locus of study.

January 17, 2019