The Art History Graduate Students Society is pleased to announce that the first exhibition review is now up on RENDER’s website! Mike Steinhauer’s review is a critical examination of “Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890-‐1918“ which runs at the National... More
- Adventures in Art History Blog continues with The Art of Preserving Art
- Check out the Admissions page and hear Art History student Rebecca describe the advantages of studying Art History in the nation’s capital!
- Art Brut! New 4000/5000-level course and international symposium, Spring 2014! Read more…
- Drawn from the Life – a seminar to be held in the Winter term which will introduce the fascinating and bizarre world of art and science in early modern Europe. Read more…
- CU Discovery Centre Community Engagement: recent articles highlight HTA students exploring Ottawa, practicum placements and partnerships with the Ottawa arts community and an “in focus” hands-on experience!
In Art History, we study the realm of visual communication, from the canon of Western art to architecture, photography, popular culture, and the arts of non-Western societies. Our material ranges from the prehistoric period to the present day. We aim to instill in our students not only a historical framework for understanding imagery, but also a methodological awareness of the multiple possibilities for interpreting art and other visual phenomena.
The History and Theory of Architecture program explores the history, meaning and social significance of the built environment, and how it both reflects and shapes human circumstances, needs and aspirations. We also study the theoretical foundations of architectural movements ranging from Antiquity to the present day. In addition to extensive courses in Art History, courses are offered through other departments and faculties. An Honours and General program are offered. More about the HTA program.
All units in the School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC) have graduate programs at the Masters level (for more information about the Art History MA please click here). As well, most full-time faculty members in the SSAC can supervise PhD dissertations through the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC). Please visit the ICSLAC site for further information.
The Art of Preserving Art Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre in Gatineau. It was a class trip for my Topics in Canadian Art course and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I kept wondering, what exactly is being preserved? Which is a silly... More
Fourth Year So Far October has come to a close. What have I done with the past two months? The question – an ambitious one – remains unanswered. In my last post I wrote rather resolutely about plunging into the profound depths of academia never to resurface again until mid-December. While I... More
Art History student Alexandra Nahwegahbow has won a Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement at the Masters level in completion of her degree of Master of Arts in Art History. The medal will be presented at the Fall Convocation ceremony to be held on November 9, 2013.... More
Back to School The end of summer came as suddenly as did the realisation that I had woken up eight minutes before my 8:30am class on the first week of school. I was off to an excellent start. Adjusting to a new schedule can be difficult; for most people, including myself, the beginning of the... More