• Important Announcement from Department Chair, Prof. Carl Knappett:

    This has been an unprecedented time in our working and personal lives. I would like to acknowledge and recognize the outstanding work and dedication of our faculty, librarian, and staff as we continue to support our learners and each other during this difficult time. At this time I am writing to inform you that the Department of Art History’s offices will remain closed until further notice. This decision aligns with the University of Toronto’s institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    All staff will continue to work remotely and I encourage you to reach out to us by email for assistance.

    We will continue to be guided by the advice of University of Toronto and public health officials, consider all government recommendations and will make decisions as needed regarding any additional measures we may need to take. Updates will be posted on our website when they become available.

    We know these are trying times and that things are changing quickly, often daily. Please take care of yourselves and take care of each other.


    Carl Knappett
    Professor & Chair, Department of Art History, University of Toronto
    Walter Graham/Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory

Welcome to the Department of Art History

Founded in 1934, the Department of Art History was the first of its kind at a Canadian university and over seven decades has achieved an international reputation for scholarly and creative excellence.