Art History, Theory, and Criticism

The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at SAIC engages with modern and contemporary art and design across the globe. We are situated in a comprehensive art school and connected to a world-class art museum.

Our department is committed to the ongoing efforts to combat white supremacy and police violence as led by Black youth in this country and joined by thousands. We are committed to racial justice and see our work as scholars and critics as deeply intertwined with ongoing struggles for liberation. 

In an effort to use our institutional status as a platform, we have compiled an immediate and incomplete list of resources as a tiny gesture of solidarity with our students, faculty colleagues, staff, and everyone in the streets.

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2020 Art History Undergraduate Senior Thesis Symposium

May 11 - May 12, 2020

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