Alexandra Nahwegahbow is featured in a recent article in Urban Native Magazine. Alexandra graduated with a Master of Arts in Art History in 2013, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Cultural Mediations program of the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture.... More
- Art History Study Trip to New York City in October 2014
- Grad student sets out to save a church!
- Selection of video projects from 1st-year seminar: FYSM 1509 Street Art
- Video: the advantages of studying Art History in the nation’s capital!
- CU Discovery Centre Community Engagement: recent articles highlight HTA students exploring Ottawa, a fourth-year student’s Research Profile, 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.
New! MA in Art History with a concentration in Digital Humanities. Art History, in conjunction with a new collaborating MA in Digital Humanities, offers a program designed to add value to the existing MA in Art History by offering courses focused on the rapidly growing field of digital humanities.... More
Reflections on Art, Party, and Business Last semester I took a Business course – something I never thought I’d do. It was a Selected Topics in Management seminar, with the selected topic being “Managing the Arts.” I was apprehensive about this course, despite having signed up for it months... More