The History of Art Across the World and Time

Art History

Art History: Roadmap Across Millennia

What is a work of art? Why have human beings, throughout history, found the need to make and destroy images and monuments? And how do new technologies—from concrete vaulting to oil paint to cinema to jpegs—change the nature and function of spaces and pictures in our lives? These are some of the questions asked in the Department of Art History at Rice, a place where images, architecture, and works of art are examined with open minds and attentive eyes.

The Department of Art History