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21 Parker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia MO 65211-7500

phone: 573-882-6711
fax: 573-884-5269

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Office hours
Regular hours: 8 AM-5 PM
Summer hours: 7:30 AM-4 PM

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The Department of Art History and Archaeology teaches, and interprets through research and publication, the visual and material culture of the classical world, Europe, and the Americas. This mission is supported by nine full-time faculty members, and by a combination of departmentally-managed visual and archival resources rare in American universities.

About Us


Graduate Students

The department considers the M.A. a broad training program characterized by a diversity of courses.

The Ph.D. qualifies the holder for teaching positions in colleges and universities and for curatorial positions in museums.

Introducing a Fellowship Opportunity for New Graduate Students
The Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri announces the establishment of the Jeanne L. Trabold Fellowship. Trabold Fellowships may be awarded by the department to entering graduate students who show exceptional promise for the study of either classical archaeology or art history. Awards include the waiver of tuition and academic fees, a competitive stipend, and a health insurance subsidy, and are renewable up to three years. For more information, click here.

AHAGSA, the Art History & Archaeology Graduate Student Association web page for news and information to/from
grad students in the department.


Undergraduate Students

In addition to providing elements of a liberal education, the program prepares students who wish to specialize in art history or classical archaeology for graduate work.

Study Abroad (English Architecture and Literary Landscapes)


Visual Resources Center
Other Departmental Resources









Faculty standards documents
Criteria for Doctoral Faculty Membership (pdf)
Performance Standards for Post-Tenure Review (pdf)
Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure (pdf)

2013-2014 Events


Local Events

AIA Lecture Series
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Assistant Professor Shannan Stewart
Mellink lecturer of the AIA
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Setting the Table at Hellenistic Gordion
Culinary customs at Gordion in Turkey the basis of table- and cooking wares,
storage vessels, floral and faunal remains, and residue analysis

106 Lefevre Hall
Reception at 5:00 p.m.
Lecture 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Central Missouri Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Spring 2014 News


Leona Rubin (left), interim Dean of the Graduate School, presents award to Linda Garrison, Administrative Associate for the department of Art History and Archaeology

We are thrilled to congratulate our own Linda Garrison for receiving the Graduate Support Staff award from the Graduate Student Association and the Graduate School! Thanks to the graduate students who nominated Linda and who contributed to and wrote the wonderful letter in support!

Spotlight Talk, Kemper Art Museum

Professor James A. van Dyke will present a lecture titled Portrait of Prince Otto von Bismarck (1884-90) by Franz Seraph von Lenbach, Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. For more information go to the web page here.


Norman Land’s “Vasari’s Vita of Giotto,” appears in The Ashgate Reserch Companion to Giorgio Vasari, ed. David Cast (Farnham and Burlington [VT], 2014), pp. 77-89.


Conference Participation

Elizabeth Wolfson, doctoral student, will present a paper titled "Under Pressure: Sisyphos' Punitive Enforcer in South Italian and Etruscan Art" at the 49th annual Graduate Student Seminar at The Art Institute of Chicago, April 11.

Four members of the department participated in the annual conference of the Midwest Art History Society in St. Louis from April 3-5. Professor James van Dyke and Professor Kristin Schwain each chaired two sessions on modern and American art, respectively. Elizabeth Wolfson, doctoral student, and Sarah Jones, PhD candidate, read papers on narrative in Greek vase painting and the representation of marriage in eighteenth-century porcelain.


The University of Missouri was well represented at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago, Illinois this January.

Professor Marcus Rautman presented a lecture entitled "Management and Manipulation of Water in Roman Sardis," co-authored with Brianna Bricker, and "The Visual Poetics of Paradise: Ornament and the Synagogue at Sardis," co-authored with Vanessa Rousseau.

Tristan Barnes, PhD candidate, delivered a lecture entitled "Ancestors and Territory in the Funerary Landscape of the Late Bronze Age Southeast Aegean."

Elizabeth DeRidder Raubolt, PhD candidate, presented a lecture titled "The Earthquake of 17 and its Implications in the Strata of Sardis" with Jane DeRose Evans, from Temple University. She also was interviewed for recent news articles about the ritual use of eggs at Sardis.

Dr. Benton Kidd (Museum of Art & Archaeology) delivered a lecture entitled "Masonry Style in Phoenicia: Reconstructing Sumptuous Mural Decoration from the Late Hellenistic Stuccoed Building at Tel Anafa."

The Departments of Art History & Archaeology and Classical Studies jointly sponsored what we hope will become an annual reception at the meeting. We had some 70-80 attendees!

Graduate student publication

Lauren DiSalvo, doctoral student in archaeology, published an article in the journal Material Culture Review titled "Plaster Cast Collections from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Context: Examining Culturally Determined Significance through Environment and Time"


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