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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.
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
AHAGSA, the Art History & Archaeology Graduate Student Association web page for news and information to/from
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.
We will greatly miss Ozzie Overby (1922-2014), who passed away on June 1. As a gifted teacher, mentor, and researcher of architectural history and historic preservation, his accomplishments were many. One of his most notable legacies, however, is not well known. Ozzie was responsible for saving Mizzou's iconic columns and the historic Francis Quadrangle from demolition. The taste for modern in the 1960s had led campus planners to slate the quadrangle for a drastic renovation. Ozzie, working with Chancellor Herbert Schooling, led the effort to put the buildings and columns on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now, after the St. Louis Arch, Missouri's second most photographed site. Thanks for the columns, Ozzie.
The complete obituary can be found here.
The Department of Art History and Archaeology invites alumni and friends to remember Ozzie with a contribution to the endowed fund for that honors his work by supporting student research in American art and architecture.
For more information on contributing to the Osmund Overby Fund please contact us.
Summer 2014 News
Click here to see what some of our faculty and grad students are up to this summer.
Congratulations to our newest grads!
The Department congratulates the following students on their new BA degrees in Art History & Archaeology: Desirée Cain, Lauren Dixon, Sian Evans, Alexandrea Farace, Hannah Goldman, Lauren Hummel, Kalina Irving, Katherine Jardine, Maranda Johnson, Tara Meyer, Cara Miller, Alison Mueller, Chelsea Riley, Lillian Sweeney, Eric Vandersteen, Megan Weldy, and Shelby Wolfe!
The Department congratulates the students who hold new graduate degrees in Art History & Archaeology: Lorinda Roorda Bradley (MA; art history); Danielle Gibbons (MA; art history); Devyn Hunter (MA; archaeology); Kathryn Mascari (MA; archaeology); Antone Pierucci (MA; archaeology); and Jennifer Knapp (PhD; archaeology).
Spring 2014 News
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.
Professor Anne Rudloff Stanton, “Design, Devotion, and Durability in Gothic Prayer Books,” in Manuscripta Illuminata: Approaches to Understanding Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts, ed. Colum Hourihane (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014): 87-107.
Heather Smith, master's student, "A Different Picture of Female Piety: the Margaret and Catherine Window at Chartres," Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 8 (Chicago, Newberry Library, forthcoming 2014).
Professor Norman Land’s article “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.
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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last update: winter 2010