Art History: Why Does It Matter? (Alumni Week Event)

April 4, 2019 by Department of Art History

The Graduate Union of Students of Art, with support from the Student Initiative Fund and the Department of Art History, is pleased to present our 2019 Alumni Reunion Week Event: Art History: Why Does It Matter?

Friday, May 31, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:15 PM
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

We invite all current and prospective students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and alumni to attend a day of discussion and deliberation.

Why does art history matter? How is an education in art relevant to my current studies? What can I do after graduation with an art history degree? This one-day event with lectures, workshops, and panel discussions with faculty members, alumni, postdocs, and current students will answer these questions and more. The event is accompanied by an exhibition of both visual and literary works that respond to the nature of art.


9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:30 AM Introductory Remarks and Opening Address

10:30 AM Breakout Sessions I

  • Option I.1 Research and Educational Institutions
  • Option I.2 Private and Corporate Collecting
  • Option I.3 Information, Engagement, and Outreach

12:00 PM Lunch and Roundtable Discussion (Why does art history matter and what is the future of art history?)

2:00 PM Breakout Sessions II

  • Option II.1 Art Publication and Media
  • Option II.2 Public and Museum Curating and Management
  • Option II.3 Art Historians as Practicing Artists

Registration is free!

For more information on the event and to register, please visit the event page. 

list of all events offered during the 2019 Alumni Reunion is available.