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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.

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Manon’s Blog: The 10 Things You Learn When You Curate Conversations

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Manon’s Blog: A Relevant Reminder

A Relevant Reminder: Contemporary Conversations and Social Consciousness Manon Gaudet “So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.”—Ray Bradbury, “Preface,” Zen in the Art of Writing:... More

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Manon’s Blog: Talking about Race at the Residence

Talking about Race at the Residence Manon Gaudet             The first time Cayllan and I discussed the three salons we would be hosting over the next few months, we agreed that race was a prominent theme in the exhibition. Race is a delicate subject in any context; talking about race at... More

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