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Master of Arts in Art History

The Art History graduate program focuses on modern and contemporary art and visual culture. Our four full-time graduate faculty members bring expertise in international contemporary art, photography, 19th-20th c. American art, modern Japanese, African American art, aesthetics, art criticism, film and media studies.
 

Courses Include

  • American Modernism in Black and White
  • Contemporary Film and Theory
  • Manet and Modern Paris
  • Vision and Visuality in Early Modern Japanese Painting
  • Dissolving the White Cube
     

Professional Practice

Professional practice is a cornerstone of both the Art History MA program and in related graduate programs, including the Museum Studies certificate. Students have the option of earning a Museum Studies Certificate and drawing upon the rich museum culture in Cincinnati. Students also have the option of earning a certificate in Historic Preservation with additional coursework.The program sponsors the Art History guest lecture series, in tandem with the School of Art Visiting Artists and Scholars series, which features well-known art historians and museum professionals with local, regional, and national reputations. Recent speakers in the School of Art Series have been Pamela Thomas (2008), Julia Andrews (2007), Kymberly Pinder (2007), Toby Kamps (2006), Linda Shearer (2006), Wouter Davidts (2006) and Stephanie Dickey (2006).
 

Assistantships

We offer teaching assistantships and graduate assistantships in the DAAP Library and the DAAP Galleries. These are merit-based and are renewable for one year.

Art History and Curatorial Practice Lecture Series

The program sponsors the Art History guest lecture series, in tandem with the School of Art Visiting Artists and Scholars series, which features well-known art historians and museum professionals. Recent speakers in the School of Art Series have been Lisa Freiman (2012), Melanie Herzog (2012), Brooke Anderson (2011), Richard Powell (2010), Monica Blackmun VisonĂ  (2010), Adriana Zavala (2010), James Crump (2009), Andrew Maske (2009), Margaret Vendryes (2009), and Raphaela Platow (2008).
 

Alumni Pursuits

Our alumni have secured positions in museums and galleries and research centers, including:

  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati)
  • Taft Museum of Art
  • Carl Solway Gallery
  • Phyllis Weston Gallery
  • Cincinnati Preservation Association
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus)
  • Toledo Art Museum
  • J.B. Speed Museum (Louisville, KY)
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Ball State University Museum of Art (Muncie, IN)
  • Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Art Institute Pittsburgh
  • Salisbury University Art Galleries (Salisbury, MD)
  • Art Institute of Portland
  • Alutiiq Museum (Kodiak, AK)
  • National Museum of Australia
  • Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland
  • California State University San Bernardino
  • Vanderbilt University

Our alumni have graduated from or are currently enrolled in competitive PhD programs at:

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Indiana
  • University of Arizona
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Illinois
  • Champaign-Urbana
  • Ball State University
  • University of California, Berkeley

Master of Arts
in Art History
 

Admission Requirements

Curriculum

Faculty

 
Additional School of Art Information

 

School of Art Alumni Biographies

840 Gallery

 

Certificates Offered by DAAP School of Art

Visual Arts Education Licensure

Critical Visions Certificate

Museum Studies