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Professor Emeritus, T.J. Clark. Photo: Erin Babnik.
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Judith Stronach Graduate Travel Seminar to London and Madrid, 2012
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Graduate students William Coleman and Cristin McKnight Sethi in the History of Art/Classic Library
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Berkeley Art Museum, UC Berkeley
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Professor Todd Olson at the British Museum. Judith Stronach Graduate Travel Seminar to London and Madrid, 2012.
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Assistant Professor Sugata Ray in the classroom


We regret to announce that the Department of History of Art will not accept applications to our graduate program for the 2021 admissions cycle in order to ensure that our department has resources to support our current students and to prepare for future admissions. The decision was not taken lightly. We look forward to reading applications again in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 cohort.


The Department of History of Art offers a two-stage integrated master’s and doctoral program (MA/PhD) in preparation for college teaching, writing, and specialized curatorial careers. Students are not admitted to work for a terminal MA degree, though students may apply for the MA after meeting Stage I requirements toward the PhD. Students work closely with faculty in courses, seminars, and on independent research projects to develop independent thought and a thorough knowledge of the field and its critical methods. Cross-disciplinary work in Berkeley’s distinguished departments of languages and literature, philosophy, rhetoric, film studies, women’s studies, history, and the social sciences is strongly encouraged. A student may opt for a more formal relationship with other departments through “Designated Emphases” programs, including Film Studies, the Group on Women, Gender, and SexualityCritical Theory, and Folklore.



Graduate Student  Advisor: Hannah Fischer


Advising Hours:

Drop-In Appointments
Mon & Fri 9am-12pm,
Wed 9am-12pm, 1-4pm 

Contact Information:
(510) 642-5510
416 Doe Library

Head Graduate Advisor: Sugata Ray


Advising Hours:

Drop-In Appointments

Contact information:
(510) 643-7190
421A Doe Library

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