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

Course registration opens to returning students on March 8.

Undergraduate and Graduate deadline for Fall 2022 admissions has passed. 

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An Evening with Charles Gurd

On May 16, architect, painter, photographer and former Concordia instructor Charles Gurd will discuss how abstraction was explored in photography post-Second World War. The artist will be joined by Annie Gérin, Dean of Concordia's Faculty of Fine Arts and Michelle MacLeod, assistant curator of the Visual Arts Collection at McGill and current Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Concordia.

Hosted by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, this special in-person evening will honour Charles Gurd’s gifts to Concordia and McGill universities, which includes a donation of 127 photographs to the Visual Collections Repository. Some of these works are currently on display in the vitrine of the Art History department.

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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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