The Department of Art History unites high-impact research and student-centered teaching to make the global histories of visual and material culture accessible for all. Our faculty represents a diverse set of backgrounds, with advanced degrees in art history as well as anthropology, archaeology, and performance studies. The Department is also home to the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery and UWM Art Collection (comprising more than 8000 objects), which has become a locus of dynamic research and innovative exhibitions by faculty and students (both graduate and undergraduate).