Graduate Programs in LA Art History

Academic Programs

These institutions offer opportunities for pursuing a Ph.D. and/or M.A. in Latin American art history.
The list is organized alphabetically by institution and currently emphasizes programs in the United States; where not specified, the program offers a Ph.D. in art history.

This guide is intended as a bare-bones directory and does not generally include faculty in related fields (history, Spanish, anthropology, literature, Latin American and/or Iberian Studies, etc.). Students interested in certain Latin American countries whose artistic forms are strongly influenced by African traditions (e.g. Cuba , Brazil) might also consider programs with faculty interested in the Diaspora.

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
School of Art
Angélica J. Afanador-Pujol, Pre-Columbian and Early Colonial Art
Jaime Lara, Colonial Latin America (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)

Brooklyn College (The City University of New York), New York
Art Department, M.A. Only
Lauren Grace Kilroy, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Department of Visual Arts, M.A. only
Gridley McKim-Smith, Spanish Baroque Art and Art of the Spanish-Speaking World (joint appointment in Spanish)

California State University, Fullerton , California
History of Art, M.A. only
Elisa C. Mandell, Pre-Columbian and Latin American Art

California State University, Long Beach , California
Art Department , M.A. only
Catha Paquette, 19th & 20th Century Latin American, Pre-Columbian

California State University, Los Angeles, California
Art Department , M.A. only
Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Mesoamerica

City College of New York (The City University of New York), New York, New York
Art Department , M.A. only
Anna Indych-López, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art History

City University of New York, New York, New York
Graduate School Art History Department
Eloise Quiñones Keber, Pre-Columbian, Colonial Latin American Art
Timothy Pugh (Anthropology), Pre-Columbian/Maya
Katherine Manthorne, Art of the Americas, Modern Latin American, Latino Art
Anna Indych-López, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
George Corbin, Native American Art

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Department of Art History
M.A. and Ph.D., American Studies
Susan Verdi Webster, Iberia and Colonial Latin America

Columbia University, New York, New York
Department of Art History and Archaeology
Kellie Jones, African American, African Disapora, Latin American
Alessandra Russo, Colonial Latin America (Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese)

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Department of History of Art and Visual Studies
María Fernández, Modern and Contemporary Latin America
Ananda Cohen Suarez, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Esther Gabara, 20th Century Latin American Visual Culture and Literature (joint appointment in Romance Studies)

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Art History Department
Rebecca Rollins Stone, Ancient Andean and Central American art

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance
Michael Carrasco, Mesoamerica, Maya and Mayan epigraphy
Paul Niell, Colonial Latin American, Caribbean, and Early Modern Atlantic World Art History and Material Culture
Mary Pohl, Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology
Robinson Herrera, Colonial Latin American (Department of History)

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Department of History and Art History, M.A. only
Michele Greet, Modern Latin American Art History

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dept. of History of Art and Architecture
Thomas Cummins, Pre-Columbian and Latin American Art

Hunter College, City University of New York
Art Department
Lynda Klich, Viceregal, Modern, and Contemporary Latin American Art
Harper Montgomery, Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
History of Art
Felipe Pereda, Late Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Art and Architecture
Lisa Deleonardis, Ancient archaeology and art of the Americas (Archeology Department)

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
School of Art, M.A. only
Elena FitzPatrick Sifford, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Art Department, M.A. only
Elizabeth Zarur, Renaissance/Baroque Art and Culture of Latin America and Portugal

New York University, New York
Institute of Fine Arts
Jonathan Brown, Viceregal, principally Mexican art
Edward J. Sullivan, Latin American/Caribbean Modern
Robert Lubar, Modern

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Department of History of Art
Byron Hamann, Pre-Columbian and Colonial

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Department of Art
Cristina Cruz González, Pre-Columbian and Colonial New Spain, Art of the Early Modern Spanish World

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
Department of Art History
Amara Solari, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art and Architecture

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Department of Art and Archaeology
Irene Small, Modern and Contemporary Art in a transnational context; Brazilian art

Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York
Department of Art History, M.A. only
Patrice Giasson, Latin American and Pre-Columbian Art

Rice University, Houston, Texas
Department of Art History
Fabiola Lopez-Duran, Modern Latin American Art

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Department of Art History
Tatiana Flores, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Art History, Theory and Criticism, M.A. only
Daniel Quiles, Latin American Art

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Art History Department
Adam Herring, Ancient Americas and Colonial Latin American

Stanford University, Stanford, California
Department of Art and Art History
Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, African and Caribbean, Modern and Contemporary

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Department of Art and Music Histories, M.A. in Museum Studies only
Luis Castañeda, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
Art History Department, M.A. only
Lori Diel, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Art History Department
Adele Nelson, Modern and Contemporary Latin American

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
School of Art, M.A. only
Connie Cortez, Contemporary Chicano/a Art and Post-Contact Art of Mexico
Carolyn Tate, Pre-Columbian Art

Tufts University, Medford/Boston, Massachusetts
Dept. of Art and Art History, M.A. only
Adriana Zavala, Modern and Contemporary Latin America ; Chicano/a; Latino/a

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Art Department
MA in art history; PhD joint degree in Art History and Latin American Studies
Elizabeth H. Boone , Pre-Columbian, Colonial, Mesoamerica
Carol M. Reese, Architecture and Urban Design, Urban Studies
Thomas F. Reese, Colonial Latin American, Modern

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Department of Art and Design
MA in Department of Art and Design; Interdisciplinary PhD
M. Elizabeth (Betsy) Boone, 19th & 20th century Art and Visual Culture
Odile Cisneros, Modernism and the Avant-Gardes, especially Mexico and Brazil (Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies/Comparative Literature)
Ann de Leon, Colonial Literatures and Cultural Studies (Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Department of Art, Joint PhD with Arizona State University
Stacie Widdifield, Pre-Columbian through Modern

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Art Department, M.A. only
Laura M. Amrhein, Pre-Columbian Art, Twentieth-Century Art, Maya Art

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
History of Art Department
Julia Bryan-Wilson, Modern and Contemporary Art of the US, Europe, and Latin America
Todd Olson, Early Modern Art of Europe and Latin America
Lisa Trever, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California
Department of Art History
Charlene Villaseñor Black, Colonial and Modern Latin America, Chicano art
Stella Nair, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America

University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California
Department of Art History
Aleca Le Blanc, Modern & Contemporary Latin America
Karl Taube, Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica (Dept. of Anthropology)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, California
Department of Visual Arts
Elizabeth Newsome, Mesoamerican Art History

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, California
Dept. of History of Art & Architecture
Gerardo Aldana (art historian in Chicano Studies Dept), Pre-Columbian, esp. Mayan

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, California
Program in Visual Studies
Carolyn Dean, Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Latin America

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Dept. of Art History
Claudia Brittenham, Pre-Columbian and Colonial
Cecile Fromont, Early Modern Africa and Latin America; Lusophone world

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, M.A. only
Dept. of Art History
James Cordova, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art

University of Connecticut
Dept. of Art and Art History, M.A. only
Robin Greeley, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art

University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Dept. of Art History
Monica Dominguez Torres, Renaissance and Baroque Art of Hispanic World

University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
School of Art and Art History, Museum Studies, M.A. only
Annabeth Headrick, Precolumbian Art

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Department of Art History
Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America
Kaira Cabañas, Modern and Contemporary Art of the US, Europe, and Latin America​

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
School of Art and Design
Oscar Vázquez, Late Colonial and Modern Latin America and Spain

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Art and Visual Culture, M.A. only
Susan Douglas, Culture and Art of Contemporary Latin America

University of Houston, Texas
Art History, M.A. only
Rex Koontz, Art of the Ancient Americas
Roberto Tejada, Modern, Contemporary, and U.S. Latina/o

University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Department of Fine Arts, Hite Art Institute, M.A. only
Christopher Fulton, Modern Mexican Art

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Department of Art History and Archaeology
Abigail McEwen, Modern Latin American Art

University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
School of Art, M.A. only
H. Rafael Chacón, Contemporary Latin American Art

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Art & Art History Department
Margaret Jackson, Ancient Americas and Visual Culture Studies
Ray Hernández-Durán, Colonial Latin American
Kency Cornejo, Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art History

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Department of Art History
Eduardo Douglas, Pre-Columbian, Colonial and Modern Latin America
Lyneise Williams, Early 20th Century Latin American Art, Latin Americans of African Descent

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Department of Art Education and Art History, M.A. only
Kelly Donahue-Wallace, Colonial Latin American Art

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Department of Art, Art History & Design, M.A. only
Michael Schreffler, Colonial New Spain & Andes

University of Pittsburg
Department of History of Art and Architecture
Jennifer Josten, Modern and Contemporary

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
Department of Art History, M.A. only
William Barnes, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America
Heather Shirey, Afro-Brazilian Art and Art of the African Diaspora

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Department of Art History
Daniela Bleichmar, Colonial/Trans-Atlantic
Michael Dear, Geography, Latino Studies/Urban Culture

University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Dept. of Art & Art History
Julia Guernsey, Mesoamerica-Preclassic
David Stuart, Mesoamerica/Maya Hieroglyphic Writing
George Flaherty, Modern and Contemporary Latin American and U.S. Latino Art

University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Dept. of Art & Art History, M. A. only
Teresa Eckman, Modern and Contemporary Latin America
Juliet Wiersema, Pre-Columbian and Colonial

University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Department of Art History, M.A. only
Elena Shtromberg, 20th-century Latin American art and visual culture

University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Visual Arts Department
Cody Barteet, Precolumbian Art and Architecture, Early Modern Art and Architecture in Latin America and Europe

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virgina
Dept of Art History
James Farmer, Pre-Columbian/Ecuador & Peru, Southwest, Mesoamerica
Margaret Lindauer, Museum Studies/Frida Kahlo

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Program in Environmental Design and Planning, College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Humberto Rodríguez-Camilloni, South American Pre-Columbian & Spanish American Art & Architecture

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Dept. of Art History
Mary Miller, Pre-Columbian Aztecs, Maya and Inca

University of London, Birkbeck
Dept of Iberian and Latin American Studies
Jens Andermann, 19th- and 20th-Century & Brazil and Southern Cone

 

Last Update to Program List: September 2014. Efforts have been made to be as accurate as possible; if you see errors or know of a graduate program that is not listed here but should be, please email Jamie Ratliff at jamie.ratliff.79@gmail.com.