NEW GRADUATE PROGRAM: MA in Art History and Curating, accepting applications for Fall 2017

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History is pleased to announce the launch of the MA in Art History and Curating. Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2017.

You can view the program’s curriculum here: curriculum_ma_arthistorycurating

Visit the department website to learn more about us:

To apply, visit:

AUB Graduate Application Deadlines for Fall 2017-18: Feb. 10, 2017 + Apr. 3, 2017



2016 FAS Awards: Natasha Gasparian, Art History 2016

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History congratulates this year’s 2016 Faculty of Arts and Sciences award recipient Natasha Gasparian (Art History, 2016), who received The Majida Siniora Memorial Prize in Humanities, awarded to a senior student with the highest average graduating in Arts and Humanities at the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, and the M & C Saatchi MENA award.

Natasha Gasparian (second from right) pictured on stage with FAS Dean Patrick McGreevy, May 2016

The department also extends its congratulations to Rima Kaddoura (minor in Studio Art, 2016) for receiving the Philip K. Hitti Prize, awarded to an outstanding student(s) of the Senior class in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences “who, in the judgment of the President of the University, the Dean of the Faculty, and the Chairman of the Department concerned, exemplifies in his/her academic career the scholarly spirit of the University at its best”.

Rima Kaddoura (second from left) pictured on stage with FAS Dean Patrick McGreevy, May 2016

Last but not least, congratulations to all of this year’s graduates in Studio Art and Art History!



Welcome back AUB students, faculty, and staff. The FAAH department is pleased to be offering a number of new courses for the Spring 2016 semester. There is also a new Humanities course for Freshmen: FAAH 170 Studio Arts for Freshmen

See some of the flyers below for more information:

FAAH 229 K – The Medium is Political

FAAH 229L Art + Labor
A course on Photography: FAAH 209F-Image as Origin
A course on Photography: FAAH 209F-Image as Origin
FAAH 203E / ENGL 244X / MCOM291G–Narrative & New Media
FAAH 203D–Video Art


SEMINARS in art history

The Art History seminars revolve around key methodological texts that have shaped the discipline in the European context since the 16th century. Centered on student- and faculty-led discussions, the seminars critically revisit and investigate art historiographical methods and influential theories from other fields, such as linguistics, literary theory, psychoanalysis, and social and political theory.

The seminars are bi-weekly and are  open to AUB students and faculty members from other disciplines. If you are interested in learning more about the seminars, please email Dr. Hala Auji at or Dr. Angela Harutyunyan at

Required readings will be circulated to all seminar attendees in advance of meetings.

FALL 2015 Seminar Schedule

The schedule is subject to change. Seminar attendees will be notified of any changes.

  • October 14 Introduction to Kant | Discussion leader: Dr. Courtney Fugate (CVSP/PHIL)
  • October 28 | Kant’s Aesthetic Judgment | Discussion leader: Dr. Sami Khatib (Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, CAH)
  • November 11 | Introduction to Hegel + Hegel’s Philosophy of Art | Discussion leaders: Dr. Eric Goodfield (CVSP/PSPA) + Seminar Student (TBD)
  • November 25 | Alois Riegl | Discussion leader: Dr. Anneka Lenssen (UC Berkeley)
Paul Delvaux, Pygmalion, 1939, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium.
Paul Delvaux, Pygmalion, 1939, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium.