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Learn about historical, modern, and contemporary art forms. Discover craft, fashion, photography, architecture, design, and new visual technologies. Explore cross-cultural perspectives, Indigenous methodologies, gender and queer theory, and so much more. Study at Concordia and join the next generation of art historians, curators, and critics. 

Photo by Zack Jarosz on Pexels

Photo by Zack Jarosz on Pexels
Photo by Zach Key on Unsplash
teamLab, Valley of Flowers and People: Lost, Immersed and Reborn, 2020

Adad Hannah, Aphrodite, 2008

Art History is interdisciplinary

Art History encompasses a study of sexuality, race and gender, business and economics, politics, culture and society. It depends on a vast array of theories and methods. What makes our department exciting and fairly unique is that professors’ research and the courses they offer explore a genuinely wide scope of topics and allow students to benefit from a broad understanding of what constitutes art in both historical and contemporary contexts.

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Important dates

The DNE deadline for the Summer 1 term is May 17, and the next DISC deadline is on June 21, 2023.

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Paul Girard, Service de ciné-photographie. Office provincial de publicité (Soccio), 1949

Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande

PhD candidate Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande is defending his thesis "A rhetoric of the commonplace. The Service de ciné-photographie du Quebec and rural modernization, 1940-1961." this Friday, June 9, 10 am-12 pm in the Jarislowsky Institute. 

Congratualtions, Samuel!

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Current undergraduate students

Territorial Acknowledgement

We would like to begin by acknowledging that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

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