Located in the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, faculty work closely with curators at both the Spencer Museum and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, giving students firsthand access to an exceptional range of American, Asian, European, Latin American and African objects. Graduate students have opportunities to work as curatorial, educational, and collections interns within the Spencer Museum.
 

The History of Art department offers undergraduate and graduate instruction in European, American, East Asian, Islamic, and African art on a regular basis.

All of the works of art reproduced on this site are in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art. For information about these works you may visit the Spencer Museum collection page on their website.

 


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Kudos to KU art history major Meining Wang (pictured here with Prof. Amy McNair as they celebrate the Chinese New Year), who has been accepted to the MA program in art history at the University of Alberta, with full funding. She will study with former KU MA student Walter Davis, who got his PhD at Ohio State.

KU ranks No. 1 in community college students going on to four-year degrees. http://t.co/BYdFRsnx1I via @KCstar http://t.co/dnWikNolBy
Explore KU Seasons: Winter The crisp scrape of a shovel alerts your senses. Everything is different. Unexpected works of white powdery art are almost everywhere — some crafted by nature, others by whimsical students. Following a fresh snowfall, the University of Kansas’ campus takes on an almost magical majesty. And students flock out to explore the Hill under winter’s wonderful cloak, adding to their rich four-season experience as Jayhawks.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times