Art History

female student standing in front of two paintings
Art History minor Swarangi Potdar, recipient of the DMA-SMU curatorial internship in American Art, at the Dallas Museum of Art
Art History Students at Machu Pichu
Art History majors and minors (from left: Jackson Covert, Vimal Kotecha, Michael Reese, and Reyna Reyes) in Dr. Herring’s Honors course on Inca art and architecture, at the site of Machu Picchu, Peru.

Expansive range of classes taught by tenure-track research faculty, personalized advising and mentorship, museum internships and research travel opportunities, and pre-professional career training for your future in the art world

At SMU, art history takes an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to learning. Students work closely with faculty in small-class settings as they learn about the relationship of art to fields such as anthropology, sociology, music, dance, literature, science and engineering. Students study buildings, monuments, paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs, as well as maps, jewelry, fashion, movies, advertising and digital media.

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Meet Our Faculty

Adam Herring Adam Herring

Adam Herring

Department Chair
The Emily Rich Summers Endowed Professor in Art History

Anna Lovatt Anna Lovatt

Anna Lovatt

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor


Stephanie Langin-Hooper Stephanie Langin-Hooper

Stephanie Langin-Hooper

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor and Karl Kilinski II Endowed Chair of Hellenic Visual Culture

Roberto Conduru Roberto Conduru

Roberto Conduru

Endowed Distinguished Professor of Art History

Amy Freund Amy Freund

Amy Freund

Associate Professor and The Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education Endowed Chair in Art History

Randall Griffin Randall Griffin

Randall Griffin

University Distinguished Professor

Elyan Hill ElyanJeanineHill

Elyan Hill

Assistant Professor

Adam Jasienski Adam Jasienski

Adam Jasienski

Assistant Professor of Art History

Tashima Thomas Daniel Tague

Tashima Thomas

Assistant Professor

Ashley Whitt Ashley Whitt

Ashley Whitt

Director of Visual Resources

Art History News


SMU has named Amanda W. Dotseth Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair at Meadows School of the Arts. Dotseth, who will be the first female director of the Meadows Museum, served as the director ad interim and curator of the Museum since the passing of its previous director, Mark A. Roglán, in 2021.

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