Art History


Students work closely with faculty as they learn about the relationship of art to fields such as anthropology, sociology, music, dance, literature, science and engineering.


Meadows art history professors closely mentor their students, offering help and guidance with classes, internships, jobs and grad programs.


The art history department offers curriculum in Hispanic art from both sides of the Atlantic. Pictured: The Meadows Museum, holding one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art in the world.


Faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally as expert researchers, speakers and authors. Connections in the U.S., Mexico, South America and Europe help foster networking and internships for students.

Adam Herring

Associate Professor

Adam Herring is a specialist in the art of the pre-Columbian Americas. He was trained at Princeton University, the University of California at Berkeley, and at Yale University, where his dissertation in art history received the Frances Blanshard Fellowship Award in 1999. His research interests include visual theory and semiotics, anthropological and materialist critique of visual experience, and the history of the discipline. He has received fellowships from Dumbarton Oaks and the National Endowment for the Humanities; his articles have appeared in RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, The Art Bulletin, and Critical Inquiry. His study of ancient Maya calligraphy, Art and Writing in the Maya Cities, AD 600-800: A Poetics of Line, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. His current research addresses Inca architecture and spatial practice.

Areas of Study



Art History

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies



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Art History Newsletter

Department Projects

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Community Engagement


Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts