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art history at ucla

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. 


Events / Announcements

Nov 13

Remembering Professor Irene Bierman-McKinney


Nov 24

Ecclesiastical Soundscapes of Byzantine Thessaloniki: A Transdisciplinary Project 


Temporary Lecturer

Information about temporary lecturer positions.





The Department is very saddened to announce the passing of Prof. Irene “Renie” Bierman-McKinney.  She served the department and the university from 1982 to the year of her retirement in 2012; please visit the LA Times obituary here to read more about her life and legacy. 

Please also click here to read personal reflections by colleagues and students.

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Faculty Bookshelf

Books by UCLA Dept of Art History Faculty

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Department of Art History, UCLA


100 Dodd Hall, University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1417

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