• The "Green" roof of the new Visual Arts Building
  • Students in the bike studio
  • Inside the new Visual Arts Building on the University of Iowa campus.
  • Students outside the new Visual Arts Building
  • Plasma cutting studio
  • Students in the relief studio

Noteworthy

  • Portrait of Lauren Freese

    SAAH PhD candidate Lauren Freese receives National Committee for the History of Art Fellowship

    Art & Art History PhD candidate Lauren Freese has received a National Committee for the History of Art Fellowship, which provides travel support to attend the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA) World Congress of Art History. The Congress will be hosted by the Chinese CIHA Committee in Beijing on Sept 15-22.

    The National Committee for the History of Art (NCHA) is the U.S. affiliate of the international community of art historians, the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art. The NCHA works to develop global networks of art historians, particularly in areas of the world in which art history is an emerging discipline. It brings together art historians from around the globe to help forge communities of scholars and discuss the discipline, according to its website.

    Freese is a doctoral student in the School of Art & Art History, part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

  • Portrait of Elizabeth Spear

    SAAH PhD student Elizabeth A. Spear receives Frick fellowship

    Art & Art History PhD candidate Elizabeth A. Spear has received a Junior Fellowship from the Frick Center for the History of Collecting.

    The Center for the History of Collecting was established at the Frick Art Reference Library in 2007 to “encourage and support the study of the formation of collections of fine and decorative arts, both public and private, in Europe and the United Stated from the Renaissance to the present day,” according to its website.

    The Center’s Scholars’ Program awards fellowships to support research that addresses wide-ranging aspects of the history of collecting in the U.S. from Colonial times to the present, as well as in Europe.

    Spear is a grad student in the School of Art & Art History, part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

School of Art & Art History Quick Facts

3The Printmaking specialty is ranked 3rd among similar programs at public institutions of higher learning.* 5The Painting & Drawing specialty is ranked 5th among similar programs at public institutions of higher learning.* 8The Master of Fine Arts Program ranks 8th among similar programs at public institutions of higher learning*

* U.S. News & World Report's America’s Best Graduate Schools 2015 guidebook.

In the SAAH, there are 95 graduate students and 652 undergraduate majors.
566 undergraduates are pursuing a BA degree. 86 were selected to pursue a BFA degree.
171 are enrolled in the University Honors Program. 291 of our students are pursuing a double major.
50% or more of last year's graduating classes were comprised of BFAs (Spring '14 and Fall '14).