To study the history of art and architecture is to understand the ways visual imagery, design, structures, and objects embody and shape cultures in specific times and places. These investigations reveal changing views of humanity and the world that help develop students’ individual critical perspectives.
Your support can enrich Boston University’s History of Art & Architecture program in the following ways:
The HAA Fund
Our location in Boston facilitates extraordinary access to world-class museums, galleries, libraries, and architectural landmarks.
Your gift to the HAA Fund supports:
-class visits to art exhibitions and architectural sites in the greater Boston area, New England, and New York City
-professionalization workshops for students
-catalog publication of faculty- and student-curated exhibitions at BU
The Patricia Hills Endowed Fellowship Fund
The Patricia Hills Endowed Fellowship Fund was established in 2014 in honor of Professor Patricia Hills, who taught American and African American Art at Boston University since 1978, and was appointed Professor Emerita of History of Art & Architecture in July 2014. Professor Hills has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and has been a fellow at various museums and institutes all over the country. In 2011, Professor Hills received the Distinguished Teaching of Art History award from the College Art Association.
Professor Hills is not only a distinguished scholar, but an inspirational mentor and tireless fundraiser for the department’s students, and her namesake endowed fellowship fund supports students enrolled in the graduate programs in the department in the following ways:
-graduate student travel for professional conferences and archival research
-image reproduction fees for graduate student research and publications
-advanced foreign language training in intensive study abroad programs
Your gift can make a real difference for students who choose BU History of Art & Architecture as the gateway to successful careers and lifelong appreciation of the arts and their cultural contexts.
We are grateful for your generosity.