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"If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint" - Edward Hopper.

Want to discover what art is trying to say? We are internationally recognised for our teaching and research across art history, from renaissance studies and 18th-19th century art to contemporary art, curating and art from Latin America. Our courses allow you to study your passion in a stimulating and friendly environment while developing key professional skills for a wide range of exciting careers.

Why Art History at Essex?

Student blog

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Check out our art history student blog to see what undergraduates and postgraduates in our School get up to on their course and what they do when they’re not studying.

Staff blog

Read our staff blog to find out more about our Art history lecturers’ teaching, research and publications, the exhibitions they visit as well as the conferences and other events they’re involved in.

Curatorial Studies

Centre for Curatorial Studies

Our Centre for Curatorial Studies is a research and teaching unit based in our School that focuses on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology.