Supporting the UCLA
Department of Art History

Building on a long tradition of intellectual innovation, the Department of Art History at UCLA endorses an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to art history of all periods and places. By thinking across current categories and boundaries and critically interrogating art history itself, our students are encouraged to question the canon, to rethink the relationships between margins and centers, and to practice a socially and politically responsible art history.

It is through the support of generous donors, alumni, and friends of the Department that we are able to consistently distinguish the department as a leader in the field, providing the best educational experience for our students and producing innovative new research, publications, and programming.

Please click here to contribute UCLA’s mission of research, teaching, and service in the Department of Art History.



Friends of Art History

The UCLA Friends of Art History is a volunteer and financial support organization for the UCLA Department of Art History. Friends of Art History events provide opportunities to enrich your knowledge of art history and to meet informally with faculty, collectors, and curators. Events include lectures, conferences and symposia with distinguished art historians from the department, alumni and visiting lecturers. Private tours led by faculty and curators take you behind the scene at galleries and museums, and give you access to private collections.

As the University continues to sustain budget cuts and student fees rise, membership is of vital importance. The members’ support provides funding for student and faculty research, graduate fellowships, seminar and lecture programs, library acquisitions, and grants to the Visual Resources Library.  Help build key linkages among scholars, collectors, curators, artists, and the public by contributing to the UCLA Friends of Art History.

For more information or to be added to the email list for department news and events, please contact: