Art History

Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

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Campus address: E. William Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA) 2.502, phone (512) 232-2047; campus mail code: D1300

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program in Art History, Department of Art and Art History, 1 University Station D1300, Austin TX 78712



Facilities for Graduate Work

Facilities for study and research include an open-shelf fine arts library containing more than 125,000 volumes and periodicals; extensive digital-image databases; and the Blanton Museum of Art, which has an active exhibition program and can provide training in the various aspects of museum work.

The Fine Arts Library is supplemented by the Perry-CastaƱeda Library, with holdings of more than 2.5 million volumes; the rare books and manuscripts of the Harry Ransom Center; and the specialized libraries of the School of Architecture, the Department of Classics, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.

Visual resources on campus include the Mari and James A. Michener Collection of American Painting; the Duncan Collection of Latin American Art; the Suida-Manning Collection of Renaissance and Baroque Art; an encyclopedic print collection; the Battle Collection of casts after ancient sculpture; and additional drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, silver, and furniture. Visual resources in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center include rare books, manuscripts, photographs, film, and art.

Areas of Study

Graduate study in art history is offered in traditional areas of Western art and in African and African American, Asian, Islamic, Latin American, Chicano/a, US Latino/a, and pre-Columbian art. The student may pursue the degree of Master of Arts or that of Doctor of Philosophy.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2020 semester.

Edward Chambers
Michael J Charlesworth
John R Clarke
Penelope J Davies
George F Flaherty
Julia E Guernsey
Linda D Henderson
Joan A Holladay
Janice Leoshko
Maurie McInnis
Stephennie Mulder
Adele E Nelson
Moyosore Benjamin Okediji
Athanasio Papalexandrou
Glenn A Peers
Susan W Rather
Ann M Reynolds
Richard A Shiff
Cherise Smith
Jeffrey C Smith
David S Stuart
Louis A Waldman