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The Department of the History of Art & Architecture is horrified and saddened by the systemic racism and violence against African Americans in this country.  We are also energized and hopeful that the protests for justice on behalf of George Floyd and the many others who have died will effect real change.  We invite you to view the following video which provides a perspective on racism in this country and demonstrates the very real rage and sorrow this history has created. You may agree or disagree with the speaker, author Kimberly Jones, but we hope this will help inspire thought and discussion in these unsettled times. There are no easy answers, only hard questions that we must collectively ask.

Congratulations 2021 HAA Graduates
Noelle Barr Receives Dual Honors for Outstanding Research
Stephanie Ando, 2021 LAUR Second Place Award Winner
HAA Graduate Students announce the launch of react/review journal
Fikret K. Yegül - The Temple of Artemis at Sardis


Residing in the Neighborhood: A Narrative of Tehran's Dowlat Neighborhood in the Naseri Era (1848 -1896) is based on her master thesis.

The grants will support research for her dissertation, “A Spectacle of Inclusion: The Rise of Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey in the United States and England, 1970-2020.”

Graduating Senior Noelle Barr has earned top UCSB awards for her original research.


Rembrandt van Rijn, “Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House,” 1648, etching, engraving, and drypoint (image: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)

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