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Art History at IU

Named in honor of Henry Radford Hope, art historian and founding director of the Indiana University Art Museum, the Hope Department of Art History is dedicated to exploring and demonstrating the significance and meaning of art, visual experience, and their histories globally to the University and its communities through exemplary research and teaching. Our work investigates how art and visual culture engage the social world and give life to the world of human imagination in its many facets.

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Department News

Professors Sarah Bassett and Margaret Graves will be members at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton for the academic year 2015-2016. More Info »

Professor Patrick McNaughton has published two articles as part of his trans-West Africa research project. More Info »

Professor Diane Reilly has published "Acta Synodi Atrebatensis, Vita Autberti, Vita Gaugerici; Varia scripta ex officina Gerardi exstantia" with Steven Vanderputten. More Info »

Hope Department of Art History
1201 East 7th Street, Office 132
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9556
arthist@indiana.edu