The program encompasses a wide geographical and chronological range. Within the graduate offerings, diversity of method and approach is also evident, and it reveals itself in the varied backgrounds of faculty, who have degrees in the history of art, as well as in classics, anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, literature and medieval studies. Several faculty are involved in archaeological and exhibition projects, so that students with these interests are able to obtain hands-on experience. The faculty is aware of the need to provide not only solid foundations in the discipline itself, but also thorough training in related fields. Art History seeks to understand the context of art throughout its duration, and to do so demands the training of reflective and broadly educated scholars.
The Art History Admissions Committee awards all funding on the basis of academic merit; there is no separate application for fellowships or assistantships.