News & Events
Global Antiquity Workshop, “(Re)envisioning Ancient Worlds” on December 4-5
Global Antiquity's inaugural workshop, titled “(Re)envisioning Ancient Worlds”, will take place on December 5 and 6 in Royce 306. The Department of Art History is thrilled to...
The Florentine Codex: Public Event at the Fowler Museum
The UCLA Latin American Institute, with co-sponsorship from the Department of Art History, is hosting a public event about the Florentine Codex, a 12-book manuscript of Indigenous...
“Converting Natural Resources: Representations, Performances, Narratives” Two Day Conference
Professor Bronwen Wilson and Elisa Antonietta Daniele (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow), are organizing an upcoming conference entitled “Converting Natural Resources: Representations, Performances, Narratives” held at the William Andrews...
Artist Talk with Sanford Biggers and Tiffany E. Barber
Another wonderful event is coming up at the Hammer Museum. Artist Sanford Biggers, whose sculpture Oracle (2021) inaugurates the Hammer Museum’s new sculpture terrace on Wilshire Boulevard,...
Screening of Mãri Hi – The Tree of Dream
Yanomami shaman and leader Davi Kopenawa, as well as director Morzaniel Ɨramariwill will be screening the new Yanomami film Mãri Hi – The Tree of Dream. The...
The UCLA Department of Art History was one of the first in the United States to embrace a mission of comprehensive global coverage.
With this mission, the department has educated undergraduate and graduate students for decades with a broad-based understanding of art that comes from exposure to the artistic practices of a variety of “western” and “non-western” cultures through time and space.
With its requirements for study across the globe and for foreign language training above and beyond the college obligation, our department seeks to encourage students to question the art historical canon, to rethink the relationships between margins and centers, and to practice a socially and politically responsible art history.