Faculty of Arts & Science
Department of the History of Art
The Department of the History of Art delivers one of the most comprehensive, relevant and progressive programs in art history and visual studies in North America. Art history is devoted to investigating the ways in which individuals and whole civilizations have expressed themselves in architecture and town planning, in painting and sculpture, and in printmaking, photography, and the various arts of design. Students gain a broad interdisciplinary education, exposure to major world cultures and exciting opportunities to participate in archival research and fieldwork, such as the first large-scale Canadian excavation at Kommos in Crete. Visual studies offers undergraduate training and a professional master's degree in studio and curatorship. Practising artists bring the currency of their experience into the classroom and the studio, while distinguished curators cross-appointed from Toronto's art institutions round out the department's impressive academic and professional expertise. Your gift will support a new generation of art historians, artists and curators.